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  • It is that time of year—summer—which of course means barbeques and picnics galore! Neighbors and friends get together to share food that has been grilled or pulled out from an icy cooler. If you are anything like us, you cannot help but look at the food with a bit of skepticism. Did they really cook the meat long enough? Is that cooler at the right temperature to preserve the food? Will I get food poisoning? To help temper your paranoia, we present you a list of five characters who have eaten strange items and didn’t get food poisoning (at least in the standard sense of the term).

  • We know April Fools’ Day has come and gone, but it is never too soon to start planning pranks for next year. As we all know, the most elaborate pranks take the most time to plot. What better way to pull inspiration than from books? We have compiled a list of the best pranks and pranksters in literature.  

     

    The Odyssey by Homer

     

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    Toss aside your copy of Us Weekly. We’ve gathered up characters from different books in similar ensembles, and then we took the pairings to book lovers for a vote. Check out these outfit twins to see who won, who lost, and whose look you’ll be stealing for your night out this weekend.

     

  • Every year we get to celebrate our parents with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. But what about those awesome people who watch the kids when the parents are busy or at work? While we are happy to celebrate parents’ contributions, we would like to take a moment to appreciate those whose job is to take care of children when the parents are away. So, in honor of them, we have compiled a list of our favorite childcare providers in books.

     

    Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

  • In the grand tradition of reinterpreting classic literary situations with modern day technologies, Quirk author and blogger Alyssa Favreau imagines what might have happened if some of literature's heroines just had a good friend to text.

  • A new month (It’s gonna be May!) means it’s time for a brand new batch of the hottest bookish, geeky, and crafty links that the internet has to offer. This week we’ve got everything from a comprehensive roundup of Weasley pranks to a Mario Brothers themed pedometer for your enjoyment.

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