Countdown to the weekend starts now! (JK, it started Monday morning at 8:00am.)
Here's a round-up of the best, most bookish news the internet has to offer to get you to happy hour.
About a quarter of American adults haven't read a book in the past year. Here's a breakdown on those demographics.
Because it's a day that ends in "Y", the internet is mad about something. This time, the new cover of Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret.
You want book deals? We got twenty!* (Okay, just 15 but that doesn't work with the song.)
Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion #1) by Rosalyn Eves
The Girl from the Well (The Girl from the Well #1) by Rin Chupeco
Opal (A Raven Cycle Story) by Maggie Stiefvater
Poison Study (Poison Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder
The Reluctant Queen (The Queens of Renthia #2) by Sarah Beth Durst
Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa
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YA Onscreen Things
This week on YA Onscreen: Gina Rodruigez is the next Carmen Sandiego (ZOMG), lots of Love, Simon goodness because we're still not over how amazing that movie is, The 100 news, and more!
Our girls Daphne and Velma are getting their own direct-to-home-media standalone movie.
!!!ALERT ALERT!!! EW had a Dawson's Creek reunion! And if all of this has you feeling nostalgic, spend your Friday perusing our Dawson's Creek Rewatch posts.
Kick off your weekend with a couple of trailers! First up, The Darkest Minds movie has a release date for August 3rd.
Next up, the trailer for A House With A Clock In Its Walls hits theaters September 21.
Social Media Things
Sarah J. Maas got a peek at the script for the A Court of Thorns and Roses movie. (!!!)
So, this just landed on my desk (!!!!!!). Link in bio for more details/updates on the movie! Quick heads up: There’s still a long way to go before we see this on the big screen! Constantin and Tempo are the team behind the scenes, and they are working so hard and so passionately to adapt these books and assemble the right group of people to bring it to life. We’re still looking for a director with the perfect vision for this movie, as well as a stellar cast, but I’m already super excited that they brought on the awesome Rachel Hirons to write the screenplay. Fingers crossed!! ������ #acotar #acourtofthornsandroses #acomaf #acourtofmistandfury #acowar #acourtofwingsandruin #acofas #acourtoffrostandstarlight
Cue the Kermit flailing:
Stop what you're doing and read every single word of this Tiffany Haddish GQ interview in which she discusses the night someone bit Beyonce on the face.
BookRiot has a round-up of extremely charming (get it?) Harry Potter cakes!
The definitive Ho-Ranking of every Hamlet character. Tumblr has EVERYTHING GOOD.
This handy chart automatically generates a pitch for your new novel. Unfortch, I wouldn't read my own book.
Feel free to add your fave distractions of the week in the comments!