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Procrastination Pro-Tips: OCEAN’S 8, Ron’s Ron Shirt, And More!

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: OCEAN’S 8, Ron’s Ron Shirt, And More!

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.

A "new" chapter of Harry Potter written with predictive text.

Very cool: a school is raising money to supply students with copies of The Hate U Give.

Pick 5 junk foods for a YA book recommendation.


Catch these book deals before they're gone:

•  180 Seconds (review) and Flat Out Love (review) by Jessica Park

•  The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber (review)

•  First and Then by Emma Mills (review)

•  Sabriel by Garth Nix (review)

•  The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine (review)

•  The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

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YA Onscreen Things

This week in YA Onscreen: Ready Player One, potential Blossom reboot, and more.

FIRST LOOK AT OCEAN'S 8 THIS IS NOT A DRILL (but also annoying autoplay at the link). And here's the poster.

First look at Season 3 of Shadowhunters, with a new premiere date (March 20).

Trailer for the film adaptation of David Levithan's Every Day.

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.

Have you watched A Christmas Prince yet? Have you watched it a lot? Well, Netflix has a v. important question for you.

Jason Reynolds' A Long Way Down to be adapted by John Legend's production team.

Jeff Zentner's The Serpent King also to be adapted.

Salma Hayek writes about her experience working with scum of the universe, Harvey Weinstein.

Social Media Things

You need this today.


Oh hello, YA pinup Jeff Zentner. (Get the lewk here.)




Miscellaneous Things

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!

In defense of love triangles.

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!

Mandy Wan's photo About the Author: Residing in Edmonton, AB, Mandy unabashedly loves YA lit, frozen desserts, and terrible puns.