October 6, 2020 • Fiction, Geek Girl
What's better than a cinnamon roll? While we could go on and on about how much we love this sticky sweet dessert, we’d much rather talk about the other cinnamon rolls in our lives – the ones that are too good for this world, too pure. Yes, we’re talking about fictional characters. The very sweetest ones.
BOOK Spark and the Grand Sleuth
In this action-packed middle grade fantasy, Spark the teddy bear and her team of fellow toys must team up once again to save their human owners from an unlikely threat.
September 11, 2020 • Fiction, Music, Video Games
Here at Quirk we love video games with all our nerdy hearts, and since National Video Games Day is September 12th and we also love books, we thought we’d combine the two and pair some of our favorite video game soundtracks with your favorite book genres.
Many of the following scores include tracks with more distracting sound from grand choral movements to light breathing (thank you, horror genre), so you may have to filter out some tracks for a more personalized playlist, depending on your individual tastes. But if you’re looking for some nice background music while you jump into your next adventure, romance—what have you—these soundtracks are a good place to start.
September 10, 2020 • Fiction, Music
You know that song you just can’t get out of your head? You know the one. It lives in your bones and becomes your own private DJ, scoring your day as you wash your hair and do the dishes. And sometimes it’s a good thing – a dance party in your living room, the whole nine yards. But sometimes it’s an earworm in the worst possible way. Today, we’re pairing those iconic songs with some equally iconic books – books that make us want to dance and sing along. Go ahead and let that song get stuck in your head. Because we’re ready to read through it!
August 26, 2020 • Fiction, Fiction: MG & YA
One never needs an excuse to compile read-alike book lists, but August 31st is National Matchmaker Day, which got us thinking: what non-Quirk reads would be the perfect match for our books?
Like how individuals in a couple can share similar interests and personalities but have their own uniqueness, these book pairings feature titles with thematic and narrative similarities, while managing to separate themselves in their genre. So if you find yourself fond of one of these Quirk titles, try giving their Matchmaker Day buddy a chance for a familiar but fresh read!
August 24, 2020 • Fiction, Movies & Film
August 20th brought the one hundred and thirtieth birthday of Mr. H.P Lovecraft. Even now, decades after he penned his final weird tale, his work continues to entrance new readers. However, it also repels. In fact, Lovecraft's racist beliefs and use of tropes have tainted his colossal legacy for many. In turn, it has paved the way for a new generation of authors working to reappropriate cosmic horror. Today, we honor those efforts of inclusivity with a roundup of our favorite tentacle-y monsters from modern fiction!