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Procrastination Pro-Tips: A LOVE, SIMON trailer, Bearded Cap, Meet Mulan, And More

Your weekly dish of internet distractions.

Procrastination Pro-Tips: A LOVE, SIMON trailer, Bearded Cap, Meet Mulan, And More

Happy Friday—and happy December! Let’s ease into the new month with some links.

Book-Related Things

The author who bought her way onto the New York Times Bestseller List is still at it (and blaming Angie Thomas' team for it, as opposed to her own atrocious writing and overt gaming of the system).

Jenny Slate has a book deal for a collection of feminist essays.

If you’re a fan of speculative fiction, you need to read this thread of books by POC authors not named Octavia Butler.

Olly Moss shared a bunch of his (unreleased, gorgeous) art for the Harry Potter books.

And here are a couple of great e-book deals*:

- The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (FYA Review)

- Yaqui Delado Wants To Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

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YA Onscreen Things

ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: Variety’s “news” about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Vanity Fair’s Avengers: Infinity War covers, a list of 2017’s holiday movies, and more.

The Avengers: Infinity War trailer is here and can it be May 2018 already. (BEARDED CAP, THO.)

The trailer for Love, Simon (the film adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) looks heart eyes adorable.

The live action Mulan has found its Mulan. And—hallelujah—she’s a Chinese woman.

Greeeeeeeat. Fantastic Beasts director David Yates has come to Johnny Depp's defense.

The Harry Potter movies are leaving Freeform in 2018.

A Daphne and Velma origin-story (direct-to-video) movie is in the works.

Tom Hardy is working on a series of Charles Dickens adaptations for the BBC.

Here’s a clip from Pitch Perfect 3, which, I kinda forgot wasn’t out yet?

Social Media Things

Cardiff University’s Bute Library won Black Friday on Twitter.


Miscellaneous Things

PRAISE BE! We have a royal engagement.

"Complicit" is's Word of the Year.

The Ripped Bodice team has created an amazing holiday card.

Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon will host the 2018 Rose Parade as Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan, respectively, thanks to a collaboration between Amazon and Funny or Die.

“Anne of Green Gables: Patron Saint of Girls Who Ask Too Many Questions.”


Feel free to add your fave news of the week in the comments!

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.