TGIF, y'all! The Pyeonchang Winter Olympics are underway; did anyone get up early to catch the Opening Ceremonies? Either way, we've got plenty of links for your perusal!
Book Related Things
Maggie Stiefvater's Opal (a short story from The Raven Cycle universe?) will be released on March 1st.
DC is starting new YA and MG graphic novel imprints.
Penguin announces a new imprint, Kokila, that will focus on diverse books for young readers.
Catch these book deals before they're gone:
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YA Onscreen Things
This week in YA Onscreen: previews of Lando -- er, Solo, casting news for Wynonna Earp, Sabrina, and The Hate U Give, and more.
There's going to be a live-action Kim Possible movie, and all I can think of is how horrific Rufus the naked mole rat will be in live-action.
Trailer for Season 2 of Jessica Jones.
Social Media Things
OMGGGGGG SPICE UP YOUR LIFE FRIENDSHIP NEVER ENDS.
Need new #SHEROES in your life? Jason Reynolds has been highlighting the accomplishments of black women for every day of Black History Month.
I’ve decided to celebrate Black History Month by highlighting a lesser known (to some) Black woman who changed the game. #OfCourseABlackWomanDid— Jason Reynolds (@JasonReynolds83) February 1, 2018
Is there anything more pure than book love?
At the library:— June Hur, Queen of the Heo Clan (@WriterJuneHur) February 6, 2018
A kid patron came up to me at the desk, asked me where she could find more mystery books. That she'd read her first mystery & had loved it so much.
So I led her over to the MG mystery series section.
She placed a hand over her heart & whispered, "Oh my gosh."
More in book love: Tomi Adeyemi shared this video of her seeing her book, Children of Blood and Bone, for the first time. And then this happened.
I'm behind on the show, but is there a character who doesn't have a hot dad yet? Or maybe whatever-Archie's-mom's-name-is/Molly Ringwald needs a sidepiece?
Saw Joey McIntyre at the gym this morning and he looked so good I’m floored he isn’t a dad on Riverdale yet.— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) February 7, 2018
Speaking of Riverdale: YOU GUYS. Have we really not talked about the "karma's a bitch" videos yet? (Thank goodness for Late Night staff writer Amber Ruffin bringing it to my attention, and also just for existing because Amber is quite delightful.)
Hello it is Friday and I am here with the latest Chinese meme: “karma’s a bitch”— Kassy Cho (@kassyapple) January 26, 2018
Here are some of the best ones: pic.twitter.com/tdjItEkzvL
The internet's BFF Busy Philipps also made one with writer Kelly Oxford.
The big hubbub of the week was, of course, LADY DORITOS. First, PepsiCo's CEO said it was happening. But now they actually aren't. (Even though the latest statement just sounds like the company trying to wriggle out of a PR nightmare of their own making.) In any case, lady snacks for all!
T-MINUS ONE WEEK UNTIL BLACK PANTHER. In the meantime, peep this new Her Universe Black Panther collection, check out Time's coverage of the film, and read up on stars Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright.
Which Parks and Rec characters would be admitted to The Good Place? (With creator of both Mike Schur weighing in at the end.)
Related: This bookstore has a section called "Chidi's Choice", for books featured on The Good Place.
Improve your life by looking through this photoshoot of Common. Why are these? WHO KNOWS AND WHO CARES?
Your '90s dream duet has finally happened: Shirley Manson and Fiona Apple covered "You Don't Own Me". (Not the greatest video quality, but WHATEVS.)
In celebrities interviewing celebrities news: Reese Witherspoon interviews Storm Reid and Rowan Blanchard, and Frank Ocean interviews Timothée Chalamet.
Behind-the-scenes of O's A Wrinkle in Time cover photoshoot with Oprah, Reese, and Mindy.
Medieval Times is replacing their kings with queens. WHO RUN THE WORLD?
Do you like cute babies? Then meet Lucas, the 2018 Gerber baby, who's also their first spokesbaby with Down syndrome, as well as the quintuplets from this Harry Potter-themed photoshoot.
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!