TGIF, y'all! How is it possible that every single week in 2017 feels like a million years long? Anyway, to the links!
Book Related Things
Mackenzi Lee (The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue) is writing a Marvel anti-heroes/villains YA series, starting with a book about Loki.
Ernie Cline is working on a sequel to Ready Player One.
Very cool: a school is raising money to supply students with copies of The Hate U Give.
Catch these book deals before they're gone:
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YA Onscreen Things
This week in YA Onscreen: Ready Player One, potential Blossom reboot, and more.
First look at Season 3 of Shadowhunters, with a new premiere date (March 20).
Behind the scenes from the upcoming season of The 100.
Jimmy Fallon's forever on my shit list, but The Tonight Show reimagined Peanuts à la Riverdale.
Jason Reynolds' A Long Way Down to be adapted by John Legend's production team.
Salma Hayek writes about her experience working with scum of the universe, Harvey Weinstein.
Social Media Things
You need this today.
THIS IS SO PURE pic.twitter.com/iYlroT1zAZ— yohana desta (@yohanadesta) December 14, 2017
Oh hello, YA pinup Jeff Zentner. (Get the lewk here.)
The Icelandic people a tradition ever, called Jólabókaflóð—“Yule Book Flood.” On Christmas Eve, they give each other books and then they stay up all night reading and eating chocolate. Thanks to @penguinrandomhouse for these lovely jammies celebrating Jólabókaflóð! pic.twitter.com/3Agv3w7z31— Jeff Zentner (@jeffzentner) December 10, 2017
Mentioned this in a radio interview today. Thought it was worth Tweeting.— I Don't Cast Films Or Know When Trailers Will Drop (@angiecthomas) December 12, 2017
Number of times "fuck" is used in #TheHateUGive: 92
Number of people killed by police in 2017: 926
I hope people would be bothered more by that last number when they read my book
Have you read "Cat Person" yet? Fat-shaming aside, I thought it was fine, but the reaction to it has been way more fascinating. Here's a small sampling of analyses from The A.V. Club, Bustle, and Vox.
Another Harry Potter mobile game is in the works. We can all finally attend Hogwarts!
Wine glasses are way bigger than they used to be. Is it because there's now more free time to think about how terrible everything is? LOLCRY.
Out of Print has a limited edition Sarah Jessica Parker book club tote bag.
Fenty Beauty is launching a lipstick collection, although ughhh it's all matte. But in Rihanna I trust, so maybe she'll make a believer out of me.
That's it for this week. Feel free to share your thoughts on these or any links we may have missed in the comments below!