Fridays are even better when they’re the kickoff to a well-deserved three-day weekend after a grueling week of parent-teacher conferences. (Hey, there are very few times throughout the school year that teachers get to do things like sleep and breathe. JUST LET US HAVE THIS ONE, OKAY?) On to the links!
Audible Romance lets you skip straight to the swoon, do not pass go, do not collect $200.
Check out the full story on ebook piracy featuring Maggie Stiefvater and Samantha Shannon (The Bone Season), among others.
YA Onscreen Things
All eight Harry Potter movies are coming to HBO. Now every weekend can be Harry Potter weekend!
A new Star Wars trilogy there is!
Social Media Things
Wizards unite! Niantic (maker of Pokémon GO) is making a Harry Potter augmented reality mobile game!
Tom Hanks plays cupid and helps a couple get engaged at a book festival in Texas, because if you can propose to your girlfriend via Tom Hanks, why wouldn't you?
Elizabeth Warren talks about how she got into politics, recalling a time when she doubted herself and the advice she received from a female senator:
She told me that women always think of reasons they aren’t good enough. “Men never ask if they’re good enough to hold public office. They just ask if they can raise enough money to win. Of course you can do this.”
Good thing it's payday, because you're going to want to buy ALL THE THINGS:
Hot Topic just released a a Loki collection.
Williams-Sonoma has Harry Potter spatulas and aprons. (Who's hosting the Ravenclaw cookout, because I am THERE.)
And the WB Store has a great Gilmore Girls blanket.
Check out the new Doctor Who clothes at Torrid.
Keep your toes toasty with this Harry Potter sock advent calendar (which is of course already [temporarily] sold out). Plus also women of DC, Disney, and Star Wars.
And finally, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Funko Pop!s are coming soon in honor of the show's 20th anniversary. *makes grabby hands toward Dark Willow*
That's all for this week! Discuss and/or share what we missed in the comments!