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Procrastination Pro-Tips: The Week All The Things Happened

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: The Week All The Things Happened

Guys, this week was balls to the wall exciting for those of us in US of America-land.  So much crazy happened, both good and bad!  I could barely sleep all week!  Anyway, below we have all sorts of non-life changing news you might have missed in all the excitement!

Book Related Things

YA author Ellen Oh on what it’s like to be a POC author.

Check out these full color illustrations by (American version) Harry Potter illustrator Mary GrandPré, which you may or may not have ever seen before.  (And speaking of Harry Potter, check out these neat behind-the-scenes photos from the movie sets.)

In what is becoming standard practice for authors of popular YA franchises, Veronica Roth will be releasing Divergent e-stories, these ones in particular from Four’s POV.

In case you want to feel bad about yourself, read about this 15-year-old who scored a book deal for a memoir.

In book publishing news, what declining sales of paperbacks means and an info on the Big Six/Apple price fixing scandal.

Football player and internet hero Chris Kluwe takes on Ayn Rand.

Movie Related Things

HOLY CRAP, SO MUCH VERONICA MARS MOVIE NEWS.  Well, Vinnie Van Lowe (Ken Marino) will be back.  And filming has started, so production photos are popping up online.  Here are some mostly behind the scenes photos.  And here are some that are spoilery (you’ve been warned!)

In casting news, Julianne Moore may be playing President Coin.  And the first Into The Woods casting news that has me excited...Anna Kendrick as Cinderella!

Heist Society has been optioned by the producers of Pitch Perfect.

A as of yet unreleased graphic novel adaptation of Jane Eyre is being adapted into a movie.  Adaptation adaptations!

And speaking of movie adaptations, find out which books you should read before their movie releases.

Mark Ruffalo and Pink play sex addicts in the new movie Thanks For Sharing.

Which Clueless character are you?

20 fictional guys who didn’t get the girl.  (Seriously articles of the internet, can we please retire the term friend zone?  I'll pay you.)

In case you ever wondered if Pixar was a great place to work...the answer is yes.  Definitely yes.

TV Related Things

Whovians!  Here is the video of Matt Smith saying goodbye and thank you to Doctor Who fans.

Paul Giamatti will be on Downton Cora’s brother!

Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald Moore will be adapting Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series for a TV run on Starz.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse on Awkward, its creator leaves the show.

Just what the CW needs for its lineup...more pregnant teens, this time with a twist.

Miscellaneous Things

Are these the geekiest bedrooms of all time?

In food fun, check out this craft beer inspired by authors and this wine infused popcorn.

Feminist hero of the week Wendy Davis has a Pinterest page (she even has a cocktail board!) and her shoes get the Amazon comedy review treatment.

And that’s all for this week.  Happy weekend-ing everyone!

Megan Crane's photo About the Author: Megan is an unabashed fangirl who is often in a state of panic about her inability to watch, read and play all the things.