Wave your hands in the air like you just don't care it's FRIIIIIIIDAY! Let's all pretend to work but actually just peruse the Internet. We've already done the legwork for you!
Book Related Things
Science fiction/fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin passed away at 88 years old this week. Here's proof of her badassery:
in 1987, Ursula K. Le Guin was asked to write a blurb for a science fiction anthology showcasing established & up-and-coming writers alike -- yet there were no stories by women. this was Le Guin's response (sourced from Shaun Usher's Letters of Note) pic.twitter.com/swIBFJKJup— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) January 23, 2018
Paste Magazine's published their list of 10 most anticipated YA books of the year. We're up for the challenge!
Victoria Schwab revealed the cover of her new book City of Ghosts and it looks SO SCARYYYY!
The Amazon gods have blessed us with a verifiable buttload of e-book deals this week! Load up, y'all!
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YA Onscreen Things
5 YA Series That Need to Be Adapted to the Screen—and How to Make Them Diverse.
Social Media Things
Twitter, um, celebrated Trump's first year in office with a #Trumps1stYearAtHogwarts party.
@AlexistheNedd livetweeted her first viewing of 50 Shades of Grey and it's *everything* but also um ~spoiler alert~ because I haven't seen it yet!!! jk jk jk I'm never gonna watch it.
Is this the Tweet of the Week y/y?
because I am a stone cold bitch https://t.co/kahsnvagMh— S. E. Hinton (@se4realhinton) January 24, 2018
Running low on nightmare fuel? HERE YA GO: The man who played Barney runs a tantric sex business. Sorry/You're Welcome.
Dolly is queen: she's officially charted more hits than any other female artist (107) and done so in more different decades (6).
An artist recreated sexist vintages ads with reversed gender roles to point out their absurdity.
Tessa Thompson rocks a cute sweater in support of prominent women directors in TV/film.
Via Mo Ryan's Twitter, "Over 100 anonymous TV workers are sharing what they make as pilot writers (1st chart), on writing staffs (2nd) & what assistants make."
Saturday February 3rd is Ice Cream For Breakfast Day, and Jeni's Ice Cream will be donating half its sales to She Should Run, a nonprofit working to get 250,000 women running for elected office by 2030.
Which GOOD PLACE character are you, with the best nonsensical questions ever!
GQ did a profile on Taylor Kitsch for his new show Waco, and it is full of gems.
Speaking of our forever bae: which college football program would've been right for Tim Riggins? Answer: whichever college I attended.