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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Zen Rafael Is Getting A Talk Show, Leigh Bardugo Is Touring, and more!

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Zen Rafael Is Getting A Talk Show, Leigh Bardugo Is Touring, and more!

Welcome to the weekend! Almost! Have some links!

Book Related Things

The Shockingly Convincing Argument That Severus Snape Is Transgender.

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!

Her Royal Witchy-ness Leigh Bardugo is touring! Twice! Check and see if she's coming your way!

YA Onscreen Things

ICYMI, this week on YA OnscreenFantastic Beasts sequel gets a synopsis, Iron-Man's pending retirement, and more!

Teen Wolf's final season FINALLY has a premiere date: Sunday, July 30! #StydiaForever #StamandaActually #AGirlCanDream  But will Derek Hale RETURN for these final episodes??

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 Virginis 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.)

Miscellaneous Things

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!

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.