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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Julie Meets Dolly, A WRINKLE IN TIME Barbies, And More

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Julie Meets Dolly, A WRINKLE IN TIME Barbies, And More

If you feel like actually being productive at work today, I might suggest not continuing past this point. But if you’re all about easing into the weekend—on to the links!

Book-Related Things

Sarah J. Mass revealed the cover for A Court of Frost and Starlight and can it be May already.

Bustle revealed the cover of Anna-Marie McLemore’s upcoming Latinx Swan Lake retelling, Blanca and Roja.

Pro: Brittany Cavallaro is working on a fantasy duology set in World’s Fair America. Con: It won’t hit shelves until 2020.

Peep this press release that makes our own Jennie’s position as a literary agent with Lupine Grove Creative officially official!

Kwame Alexander to start Versify, a verse imprint at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Young Readers.

If you’ve ever wanted to jump into reading Star Wars books but aren’t sure where to start, this Nerdist post will help.

Tomi Adeyemi shared the map from her upcoming Children of Blood and Bone.

And here are a bunch of e-book deals*:

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (review)

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (review)

The Casquette Girls (review) and The Romeo Catchers by Alys Arden

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (review)

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (review)

Lucky in Love by Kasie West

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot (review)

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (review)

Delirium by Lauren Oliver (review)

*FYA collects a small percentage of sales from these affiliate links. Thanks for your support!

YA Onscreen Things

ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: The CW’s ordered a more “feminist” Charmed reboot, Jessica Chastain and Octavia Butler’s holiday buddy movie, and a trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp.

The Roswell reboot is among The CW’s six pilot pickups. Still feeling very Jessie Spano about the idea.

In continuing its campaign to be the most disappointing movie ever, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will not directly reference Dumbledore's sexuality.

Sam Raimi might direct Lin-Manuel Miranda’s adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle.

Emily Blunt has joined The Rock in A Jungle Cruise. Which, yes, is based on the Disneyland ride.

Once again proving that we don’t deserve him at all, David Harbour vows that his beefed-up role as Hellboy will not ruin his dad bod.

Here’s a trailer for Netflix’s coming-of-age comedy On My Block.

Social Media Things

*fire emoji*



*praise hands emoji*



Where can we buy this Simon Snow “series”?

This is a fun Twitter thread: "Tell me about your favorite book without naming the title or author.

Julie Murphy met Dolly Parton and we are all green*.



*With envy, if that wasn’t clear.

I'd read it, tbh.



Miscellaneous Things

Here’s an Interview with the Angry Asian Man blog on their reimagined titles for Claudia Kishi-centric The Babysitter’s Club covers that confront the racism of many of the stories. (The original post from last year is here).

Mattel’s releasing Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who A Wrinkle in Time Barbies.

Need to look profesh while still being nerdy? These DC Comics blazers are for you.

Reba McEntire is KFC's latest Colonel Sanders.

The Laddie Wha Lived: Harry Potter "translated" into Scottish.

Out of Print added two new necklaces to their collection, and I’mma need the Ex Libris one, stat.

And a few great celeb interviews to round out the post:

Amber Tamblyn on misogyny in Hollywood and Time's Up.

Chadwick Boseman looking fine and talking about the "handsomest years of [his] life.”

Manny Jacinto (Jason from The Good Place) also looking fine and talking about playing dumb, his co-stars, and Blake Bortles.

Feel free to add your fave distractions 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.