March 10, 2016 • Should Know Series, Field Guide Series
(Audiobooks are your multi-tasking friend.)
Winter is drawing to a close, and that means it’s time for us to come out of our hibernation and clean out our habitats for Spring! While the thought of scrubbing your house top-to-bottom may make you groan a little, the results are worth it. Not only does everyone enjoy a lovely clean home and the feeling of freshness that it brings, but one big clear out helps you keep on top of clutter and tick off all those things that you’ve been meaning to do for a while.
Of course, if you are still slumped moodily on the sofa at the thought of all that… scrubbing… we’re here to help! These ten books will get you in the mood to clean the whole house top to bottom. Or at the very least, they’ll give you an excuse to put it off for just a little bit longer…
March 9, 2016 • Astrology, History, Field Guide Series
When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around every year, it often evokes a stereotypical picture of ol' Ireland. The land of saints and scholars, as portrayed in the classic Irish literature, can be an alternately depressing and humorous place, stemming from the vivid and melancholy prose of James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker. Yet, while Joyce may have portrayed the Irish as champion talkers and drinkers (okay, not totally unfair), there are plenty of more contemporary authors telling their own version of Ireland and the Irish story. Despite the stereotypes of American St. Patrick’s Day, with shamrocks and green beer, it’s also a holiday based in Irish culture and the perfect time to explore Irish literature and art. We at Quirk have some great recommendations for those who might not be able to visit Ireland, but would love to venture there through a good book.
September 9, 2015 • Field Guide Series
As the summer officially winds down, we made a list of literary to-dos before this lazy, hazy season is but a distant memory.
March 14, 2014 • Field Guide Series
Like every good office, the Quirk Books HQ is full of random kitsch. Weird stuffed animals, plastic figurines, and plenty of odd things that make no sense to anyone else but us. And with St. Patrick's Day approaching, I thought it would be fun to run around the office, and get Quirk staff on camera, talking about their lucky charms.
Enjoy! And if you've got a fun lucky charm at your office, tell us about it in the replies!