Welcome to the weekend! Almost! Have some links!
Book Related Things
LeVar Burton's New Podcast Is Like Reading Rainbow for Adults.
Even in the 1700s book clubs were really about drinking and socializing (duh)!
Brooding YA Hero (like the twitter account) is now a book, and The Mary Sue has a super fun interview with author Carrie DiRisio on why we need to take YA seriously. You're preaching to the choir, sister!
Aspiring comic book writers/illustrators: this contest wants to bring you to the China Women's Film Festival in Beijing!
YA Onscreen Things
ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: Fantastic Beasts sequel gets a synopsis, Iron-Man's pending retirement, and more!
Second wave of Stranger Things FunkoPOPs are coming! #CoffeeAndContemplation
Daneil Dae Kim and Grace Park leave Hawaii Five-O because they weren't being paid as much as the white cast members. (Hollywood is so trash, y'all.)
Justin Baldoni (Rafael on Jane the Virgin) is launching his own talk show with the hope that it will challenge toxic masculinity.
Get your Lazy Pants ready: Hallmark will debut 33 (!) new Christmas movies this year.
Casting announcements for Little Women!
Rebel Wilson is finally going to play the romantic lead instead of the Funny Friend. Fingers crossed for no #SadFatty tropes.
Social Media Things:
New goal: to get Ryan Reynolds to create a hashtag JUST FOR ME. (But seriously, he's pretty great on the twitter.)
Y'all, this breaking news about Amelia Earhart is BANANAS. The IMPORTANT question now is...which YA author is going to write the novelization?
Apologies for the inherent James Franco of this video, but OMG, Millie Bobby Brown is THE. CUTEST:
So what have y'all got planned for the weekend? I'm hoping to see Spider-Man: Homecoming, and my ladies comic group is having HIGH TEA on Saturday afternoon. #FANCY Oh, and let me know in the comments if I missed any vital links!