How has it only been a week since the long weekend? And how is it SO FAR until the next one?!?! In the meantime, let's check out some links!
Book Related Things
Excerpts from the 'upcoming' novel, Ready Player Two: Girl Stuff.
Team DNF (Did Not Finish): "It’s Okay to Give Up on Mediocre Books Because We’re All Going to Die".
Catch these book deals before they're gone:
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YA Onscreen Things
This week in YA Onscreen: The CW renewals, Sabrina, and more.
Social Media Things
Women on Twitter describe themselves like a male author would.
Your periodic reminder that Malinda Lo is a mothercussin' boss. (This turned into the start of a mini-thread about publishing industry gatekeepers.)
I'm so over people "not connecting" with characters who aren't like them. You don't need to connect, you need to have empathy and compassion for human beings. Is that too hard.— Malinda Lo (@malindalo) April 3, 2018
Whoever DMs me the best secret, I will send you a galley of my book. I am opening my DMs. I will never show anyone else the secret. Thank you.— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) April 5, 2018
A master class in turning the tables on phone scammers.
It finally happened. I finally got a call from a scammer claiming to be the IRS and I could finally pull all of the tax law and privacy law I know out of my brain. This is a good day. This is MY day, people.— Let's Make a Ha-Deel (@twittysuch) April 3, 2018
The case of the vandalized library book.
So there was a MYSTERY at the library today.— Georgia | Saoirse (@green_grainger) April 3, 2018
A wee old women came in and said "I've a question. Why does page 7 in all the books I take out have the 7 underlined in pen? It seems odd."
"What?" I say, thinking she might be a bit off her rocker. She showed me, and they did.
Important public service announcement!
Rihanna is a queen. Beyonce is a queen. Adele is a queen. the clerk at the grocery store is a queen. your grandmother is a queen. we are all freaking queens.— Lee From America (@leefromamerica) April 4, 2018
Go forth and conquer the weekend, queens, boy queens, and gender-nonconforming queens!
Dwayne Johnson opens up about his battle with depression.
Um, a holographic lip gloss line that looks like "a '90s unicorn fever dream"? YES, PLEASE. (Although I personally prefer lipsticks, but but SHINY and also affordable enough to try out!)
How long does it take to become friends with someone? I actually mathed how long I've known some book club friends for, because of course I did, and I'd say that we became friends before the 200-hour mark. Yay, book club! #ShamelessSelfPromotion
And because I'm running the joint this week and I make the rules: "Farts: which animals do, which don’t, and why".
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!