Happy Friday, and May the Fourth be with y'all!
Book Related Things
New book announcement for Megan McCafferty!! (2020 is too far away!)
This study discovers disparity in book pricing based on the gender of authors, because of course it did.
A ranking of 50 fictional writers. (I mean, did I check to see if Rory Gilmore and Jughead Jones weren't listed? WHO'S TO SAY?)
Catch these book deals before they're gone:
• Red Rising by Pierce Brown (review) -- aka the current FYA Book Club selection!
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YA Onscreen Things
This week in YA Onscreen: Trailer for Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why, Avengers: Infinity War, and more.
Look, I'm just going to leave this here.
Social Media Things
I have no patience for 'guilty pleasure' shaming, so PREACH, Y'ALL.
A lady at the library apologized to me today for the "frivolous" reads she was borrowing.— Rosanna Leo ���� (@LeoRosanna) April 30, 2018
I asked, "Do you enjoy these books?"
She said, "Yes."
I said, "Then they're not frivolous."
Never apologize for what you love to read.
i used to be super hung up on the concept of "great literature" and now i'm like: just write something people want to read on a balcony on vacation and if they have a dinner they just might cancel it to keep reading that thing, and they can finish in a weekend— rachel syme (@rachsyme) April 26, 2018
And I thought it couldn't get worse after Cursed Child.
Not a fan of the new Harry Potter book pic.twitter.com/eN3tUOM31s— Helen Ingram (@drhingram) April 22, 2018
Hello, YA. Please do this for all series books from now on. (The Percy Jackson books with the newer covers have great spine game, too!)
And this is how you design a series. pic.twitter.com/UhTzwRC7RX— Daniel Benneworth-Gray (@gray) April 30, 2018
One of my favourite uses of Twitter is the sharing of fun, random anecdotes. Kind of like the reader submission section of a teen magazine!
I LOVE this. You guys, tell me your best "living well" revenge stories! https://t.co/HPmYYXcvn0— Jenny Bent (@jennybent) April 28, 2018
I would like to hear your movie snack system at the current time, be it lawful or smuggled.— Nicole Cliffe (@Nicole_Cliffe) April 30, 2018
so I slid in his DM’s, and then this happened ✨ pic.twitter.com/Jfm0Tj4dms— sylvia (@SylaRenee) May 1, 2018
A+++ mom lingo.
I'd put them in a boat pic.twitter.com/ED1Ti1V3Ph— Sophie ''Up all night to get Bucky'' Sensation (@sophienotemily) May 3, 2018
I know brands have all stepped up their social media game, but Pop-Tarts is S A V A G E.
Hello Aaron,— Pop-Tarts (@PopTartsUS) May 1, 2018
1. Good job finding this photo on the internet, I know it’s from Iowa
2. It’s still unacceptable
3. Here’s the attention you were looking for https://t.co/1tBeecnpvS
A newly discovered water beetle has been named after Leonardo DiCaprio... and then Leo made it his new profile pic. (Wow, so method.)
Speaking of social meedz, have you tried quitting Facebook? This writer posits why it's so difficult to do: because Facebook is an emotional labour machine.
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!