Procrastination Pro-Tips: ‘90s Queens, Lady Doritos, And More!

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: ‘90s Queens, Lady Doritos, And More!

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.

Cover reveals for the next two Rick Riordan Presents titles. (Related: Rick Riordian is making good use of his platform and his privilege!)

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.

Why quirkiness in YA shouldn't only be reserved for non-marginalized characters.

Why do we forget most of the books we read?


Catch these book deals before they're gone:

•  Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson (review)

•  Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (review)

•  Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller (review)

•  Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

•  Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (review)

•  Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

•  The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane (review)

•  Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

•  Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik (review)

•  Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall (review)

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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



Need new #SHEROES in your life? Jason Reynolds has been highlighting the accomplishments of black women for every day of Black History Month.


Is there anything more pure than book love?


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?


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.)


The internet's BFF Busy Philipps also made one with writer Kelly Oxford.

Miscellaneous Things

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!

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