Wow, quite the week for weather, pretty much everywhere? I think we could all use the weekend coming up. That said, there was quite a bit in the news that wasn’t weather related. So let’s check it out.
Book Related Things
Speaking of Austen, The Toast has a piece on Lizzy Bennet and Lily Bart.
Has your e-reader or tablet enabled a trashy novel addition?
Ever wonder what it would be like to hang out with George R.R. Martin?
Why it’s important to diversify your reading.
Want some book recommendations from Judy Blume and Lena Dunham?
Goodreads looks at the year 2013 with an infographic.
Comics/graphic novels 101 done in (what else?) comic form.
12 crafts that are perfect for librarians and book lovers.
Buzzfeed puts together a ranking of all the outfits on the Baby-Sitter’s Club book covers.
Why it’s important to have unlikeable female characters.
Movie Related Things
The Fault In Our Stars releases a photo from inside the Anne Frank house.
io9 has an extensive list of SFF movies coming out in 2014.
What books should you read before the movie version comes out?
Only two of the top 100 grossing films of 2013 had female directors. Ouch.
Who should play the movie version of you? According to everyone taking this on facebook, it’s either SCARY ACCURATE or not even remotely close. YMMV.
The overpriced Mean Girls jewelry line no one asked for, a decade after the movie came out.
Dean’s little sister has been cast in the Fallen movie.
The Marysue has a Sandman movie fancast.
Looks like there may be a Point Break remake.
TV Related Things
With the most recent season of Downton Abbey having hit the US this week, Downton is everywhere on the internet. Vulture has put together a Downton version of Clue. Want to do some needlepoint? How much would it cost to dress like the Crawleys? And the PBS shop has their Downton jewelry available for purchase.
And much like with movies, io9 has a thorough list of SFF television for 2014.
The Pretty Little Liars costume designer has created a PLL line for Aéropostale.
Rookie Mag has a great piece that will resonate with anyone who loves things whose primary audience are teen girls.
That’s it for now. See you all next week!