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Procrastination Pro-Tips Jul. 31-Aug. 4: J-Willy & JKR Share B-days, OBSIDIO Cover Reveal, and more!

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Procrastination Pro-Tips Jul. 31-Aug. 4: J-Willy & JKR Share B-days, OBSIDIO Cover Reveal, and more!

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Let's get to the links!

Book Related Things

YA Novels That Actually Earn the Veronica Mars Comparison.

Jason Reynolds' latest book, Miles Morales: Spider-Man, dropped on Tuesday, and the ABA announced that Jason is their new Indies First Spokesperson:

 

How E. Lockhart started writing YA.

Angie Thomas interviews Arvin Ahmadi about creating more diverse characters.

Obsidio (Illuminae #3) cover reveal and excerpt!

The farm from Charlotte's Web is for sale.

Meg Cabot interviewed in EW.

Jessica Williams and J.K. Rowling celebrate their birthday together. I love that they are buds!

YA Onscreen Things

ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: Possible third Princess DiariesUnREAL gets a fourth season, and more!

Hot Pie has opened a Game of Thrones-themed bakery! Go and get your direwolf-shaped pastries!

More casting news for The Hate U Give! And here's some more!

Ascendant is going to be a series on STARZ. Yawn.

Famous in Love has been renewed. (Are any of y'all watching? Is it any good?)

Social Media Things:

Dolly Parton needs actual canonization, Pope Francis:

 

 

Miscellaneous Things:

These Disney villain transformations - all by the same woman - are AMAZING. Yzma's eyelashes! Anton Ego!

Wes Anderson "scout" patches!


That's it for this week! I will be off duty for the next couple of weeks as I'll be on HOLIDAY in England with family! Laters!

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.