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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Pizza Science, Brad Pitt In GQ, and more!

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Pizza Science, Brad Pitt In GQ, and more!

Happy Friday, everyone! And Happy Cinco de Mayo! I hope everyone is going out tonight and supporting our communities' Mexican-owned businesses by consuming ALL of the tacos. (Chipotle most definitely does not count.)

We've got lots of ground to cover, so let's get to it:

Book Related Things

Pride & Prejudice, explained by a gangsta. High school English just got WAY more fun.

Forever Twilight in Forks collection

Traci Chee's amazing debut, The Reader, has a sequel, The Speaker, and now it has a cover!

The National Books Foundation has given their Innovations in Reading Award to Barbershop Books, and it's so wonderful. <3

Anne Rice reflects on her new Lestat novel and The Vampire Chronicles TV series. (Do any of y'all still read Anne Rice? #inquiringminds)

12 books to read if you find yourself really loving American Gods.

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child finally has a Broadway launch date!

The case for why J.K. Rowling should apologize for supporting Johnny Depp, not killing off Snape. #shade

YA Onscreen Things

This week on YA Onscreen: Where is the advertising for Wonder Woman, two great shows were cancelled (BOOO), and more.

Great write-up on the other women in Wonder Woman

OMG did y'all know that Joe "Big Dick" Manganiello was in the original Spider-Man movie??

Girl Meets World has been cancelled, but Handmaid's Tale is getting a second season.

Melissa McCarthy is teaming up with Brian Henson to create a dark, puppet murder comedy...!

The Runaways has been given a full season's order at Hulu!

The trailer for The Defenders is here, and I can't wait for Jessica Jones to side-eye Danny Rand:

I've never read The Dark Tower series, but this trailer for the movie has my interest PIQUED:

Social Media Things

Cole Sprouse remains our favorite Riverdale kid:

Miscellaneous Things

What punctuation mark are you? (I'm an ellipsis...!)

Attention cat owners: your cat needs its very own castle/treasure chest/Tardis/tank!

Unfiltered Hillary is the best Hillary

Brad Pitt does his first post-divorce interview, and it's as grown-up and respectful as we could have hoped for.

The Narwhal sounds like something I would actually drink from Starbucks. 

PIzza makes you happy, and science has proved it.

90's nostalgia dialed all the way up to eleven:

 


Well that's all for this week! What did we miss? Anyone have exciting plans this weekend? I know I'm DEF going to see Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Amanda Reid's photo About the Author: Amanda R. is an East Coast girl living in California who will never stop missing a true autumn. She's a bookseller who specializes in kid and teen lit, the leader of FYA Oakland, and bakes a damn fine pie.