Happy Friday, friends! Time to get *high* on bookish diversions!
(I'll see myself out.)
Book Related Things
!!!ALERT ALERT!!! Epic Reads has a sneak peek of Leah on the Offbeat AND a snippet of the audiobook read by FREAKIN' BARB. This (off)beat drops April 24 and we are R-E-A-D-Y.
Want to feel old? The Hunger Games turns ten years old this year (just go ahead and put me out of my old lady misery), and they're celebrating with special edition covers and 50 pages of sweet, sweet new content.
Oh, that doesn't make you feel old? Well, how about this: it's the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, and the books are getting new covers that create a mural when they're all lined up.
The world is being hashtag blessed with a new J.R.R. Tolkein novel this year!
Can you guess how many books the average American reads in a year? (Solid guess it's probably less than the average FYA reader.)
Kanye's writing a book on twitter...or something.
If you love Younger (I do), then you probably know that the show's book Marriage Vacation, written by Charles ex-wife, is becoming a really real book that's really getting published. And if you are #TeamCharles and want a little NSFW action, Vulture's got the oh-so-steamy page 58 that had Hillary Duff fanning herself on the show.
Speaking of NSFW Younger-related book news, the show's star Nico Tortorella has published a book of poems that explore his interest in human sexuality and people are into it. Read a few here. Did we mention NSFW? Cool.
Broad City's Abbi Jacobson is publishing a book of essays and illustrations and she's amazing, and the cover is beautiful, and I'm ready to throw my money at her.
This week's e-book deals! Get these bad boys all up on your Kindle while they're cheap*:
- The Falconer by Elizabeth May (review)
- A Tyranny of Petticoats edited by Jessica Spotswood (review)
- Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (review)
- The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble (review)
- Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood (review)
- The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye (review)
- Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (review)
- The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
- Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park (review) <--One of my faves!
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YA Onscreen Things
ICYMI on this week's YA Onscreen, lots of The 100 news for you insatiable Bellarke fans; plus spin-offs for Bad Boys and The Fast and Furious, and film adaptations for Aru Shah And The End of Time and The Prince And The Dressmaker.
— Victoria Aveyard (@VictoriaAveyard) April 16, 2018
We've got a Crazy Rich Asians teaser trailer, folks!
Season 3 of Westworld will be the first time Evan Rachel Wood is paid the same as her male counterparts.
Social Media Things
Mini Hogwarts reunion with Hot Neville, Hermione, and Draco!
An on-brand retweet for yours truly from Netflix. Who's ready for a summer of romance?!
let me just say...this summer is gonna be one big meet-cute https://t.co/ABW7dpsnZC— Netflix US (@netflix) April 19, 2018
The stars, they're just like us!
I don’t go clubbing. I go book clubbing.— Yael Grobglas (@yaelgrobglas) April 16, 2018
How to style your bookshelves according to your zodiac sign. Mine (Pisces) is spot on, what about you?
Buzzfeed investigates whether Prince Harry wore a Golden Girls sweatshirt on Meghan Markle's deleted Instagram. (He totally did, and I'm living for it.)
Watch astronauts read children's books for the Story Time from Space project.
Electric LIt has a round up of 11 literary tote bags that will give you a little bookish cache. They forgot to include the official FYA logo tote, which you can buy here, but we'll forgive them THIS TIME.
That's it for this week! Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!