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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Designer Impostor Jane Austen and More!

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Designer Impostor Jane Austen and More!

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

Our very own Alix has been bullied by me into making started a blog where she will review Jane Austen retellings.  It’s a thing she’s been known to do from time to time.

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.

Some bookstores with great names and how they got them.  Also, book sculptures.

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.

Meryl Streep ripped the ghost of Walt Disney a new one the other night.  Just how accurate are some of the claims?

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.

A new picture of Peter Capaldi from the set of Doctor Who.  Also, if you’re planning on getting into Classic Who, The Marysue has a guide for you.

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.

Ringo Starr + The Powerpuff Girls.

Lifetime is already working on a Flowers In The Attic sequel.  (Also, check out Slate’s piece on the FITA series.) 

Miscellaneous Thing

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!

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.