December 29, 2014 • Star WarsWe're revisiting some of our favorite blog posts of the year!My favorite blog post of 2014 is Why I Read Lord of the Flies Every Five Years. Besides giving awesome author Ian Doescher another chance to shine, I love this post because I get to read a Shakespeare-ized intro to Lord of the Flies.I didn't think it could be done and was very happy to be proven wrong! - Suzanne (@iamasnarkypants)
December 22, 2014 • Fiction: MG & YA, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Star Wars
January 2nd is unofficial National Science Fiction Day. Ever hear of a guy named Isaac Asimov? He was only one of the most famous science fiction writers of his time, which is why Sci-Fi Day is celebrated on his birthday! He also had some pretty impressive sideburns. Now, no one actually seems to be certain of the exact date he was born, including Asimov himself, but he chose to celebrate it on January 2nd and someone down the line decided to celebrate science fiction on the same day.
Questionable origins aside, what is one to do on a National Science Fiction Day? Read, of course! What could be better than dedicating a day to reading all those books you got for Christmas? In honor of Mr. Asimov and sci-fi writers and readers everywhere, here’s a list of my favorite sci-fi novels, as well as some sci-fi classics that I plan to pick up and enjoy on January 2nd.
November 20, 2014 • Star WarsThe Force choke. It’s a classic move from everyone’s favorite Sith lord, the infamous Darth Vader. But how can you, and everyday human use this move? The trick is selling it like you really mean it. Here’s how.Choose Who: Find the person you want to Force choke, and wait for the opportune moment. Vader’s first choke in A New Hope is startling because it is sudden and dramatically escalates the situation. Before the choke, it seemed that the other guy (Admiral Motti, he’s got a name) was in control. But he clearly didn’t have the power, Vader did.
November 13, 2014 • Star Wars
Whenever some exciting news regarding one (or, in this case, three) of our books gets released, we kind of look like that scene from The Office. And while we're having some trouble staying calm, we think it's totally justified--we just got news that three of our books have been selected as part of Amazon's Best Books of 2014!
Find Momo was selected for the Arts & Photography category, Hollow City for Best in Teen & Young Adult, and the William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy was selected as an Editor's Holiday Gift Pick for Fun & Quirky Books! (It's like that last category was made for us!)
November 10, 2014 • Fiction: Ben Winters, Fiction: MG & YA, Star Wars
Update: Horrorstor has been added in the semi-final round! Thanks for voting it in, everyone!
Ah, the Goodreads Choice Awards. I don't know about you guys, but I get pretty psyched for them every single year. I knew they would be opening up this morning, and I had a hard time sleeping, waking up and checking Twitter to see if they had gone live.
This year, Quirk has
threeFOUR titles nominated in the Goodreads Choice Awards, and we are absolutely thrilled.
Go cast your votes! And congrats to Ben, Ransom, Grady, and Ian!