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  • Do our given names affect who we become? Take into consideration, athlete Usain Bolt or music industry's Bob Rock. This coincidence when a name matches a trait or job is known as an aptronym. A simple look at pop culture will show many characters whose destinies are written in their names.

  • We at Quirk love a good board game almost as much as we love a good book. (Okay, maybe not quite as much as a good book.) So naturally, why can't we have both? Each month, we're going to reimagine a classic board game with a literary and pop culture twist! This month, inspired by our childhood Paul Bunyan version, we decided we wanted to re-imagine Pick-Up Sticks: but with a Shakespearen twist! 

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    Here at Quirk we’ve spent the past week scouring the internet for the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links. Whether you are looking for your local wizarding school or some Pride and Prejudice and Zombies-inspired swag, we’re sure to have something to make your day a little brighter.

  • Giving books as gifts this year? Keep them festive and cozy from cover to cover with your very own hand-made book scarf! These scarves are an adorable way to wrap gifts for the season and add a fun dash of whimsy to your winter reading. Making a fleece book scarf couldn’t be easier – wrapping your book gifts this way is sure to make them the most popular presents at your holiday party! This keyhole scarf design is a beautiful way to make your scarf even more luxurious. Here’s how to make one for yourself.

  • It is hard to believe that there isn’t any down time in a “galaxy far far away.” The rebels of Star Wars can’t always be running from the galactic empire. As for the Empire, it seems unlikely that all evil shifts are 24/7. Doesn’t anyone get a bathroom break on the planet Jakku? No doubt, somewhere on the Starkiller base, there must be at least one Stormtrooper looking for a bit of entertainment. In times of war, it is not uncommon for soldiers to turn to comic books to fill those dull moments between battles. One of the most popular comic characters ever, Captain America, is directly tied to World War II. Here are some reading suggestions for the new characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • As quirky geeks who read, we like to give unique gifts that we would also love. If you’re like us, we recommend reinforcing your wall hooks and buying a bigger stocking this year, because we found 23 stocking stuffer/Hanukkah/Festivus gifts for the quirky, geeky, and bookish people in your life. Take a page out of our book and shop via the one-for-you-one-for-us method.


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