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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Kristen Wiig in WONDER WOMAN 1984, RIVERDALE Insta Showdown, And More

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Kristen Wiig in WONDER WOMAN 1984, RIVERDALE Insta Showdown, And More

Happy Friday, y’all! Let’s jump right into the links, and kick the weekend off eaaarrrrrllllyyyyy.

Book-Related Things

New Harry Potter 20th anniversary editions with art by Brian Selznick are out in the wild now. (Have you gotten your set yet?)

Pride Month is nearly over, but here’s a list of LGBTQ+ books (not just YA) that you need to read—any month of the year—according to LGBTQ+ authors.

To cheer you up: books where the dog dies—rewritten so that the dog doesn’t die.

To break your heart: 16 photos of abused books.

“Queer young adult fiction grows beyond the coming out story."

And because these are dark times we're living in, a list of firefighter romance novels.

Treat yo’ self to one of these e-book deals*:

Amid Stars and Darkness (The Xenith Trilogy #1) by Chani Lynn Feener (review)

Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine (review)

The Casquette Girls duology by Alys Arden: The Casquette Girls (#1) (review) and The Romeo Catchers (#2)

Cirque American books by Gwenda Bond: Girl on a Wire (#1) (review) and Girl in the Shadows (#2) (review)

The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes #1) by Colleen Gleason (review)

The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May (review)

A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz (review)

The Hundredth Queen series by Emily R. King: The Hundredth Queen (#1) and The Fire Queen (#2)

Illuminae (Illuminae Files #1) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (review)

More Than This by Patrick Ness (review)

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

Pearl by Deirdre Riordan Hall

Penryn & the End of Days series by Susan Ee: Angelfall (#1), World After (#2), End of Days (#3)

Secondborn (Secondborn #1) by Amy A. Bartol (review)

A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

The Traitor's Kiss (Traitor’s Trilogy #1) by Erin Beaty (review)

Uncanny by Sarah Fine (review)

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

Uprooted: A Novel by Naomi Novik (review)

You Know Me Well: A Novel by David Levithan and Nina LaCour (review)

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YA Onscreen Things

ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: Trailers for The Hate U Give (!), the Discovery of Witches adaptation, and the new Netflix disaster-survival movie How it Ends.

Amazon’s has greenlit three new YA pilots, including an adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s Panic.

This Queer Eye interview is a great read for those who have watched the show.

Here’s your first look at Kristen Wiig in Wonder Woman 1984.

And your first look at Wellington Paranormal, a new New Zealand spin-off show of What We Do in the Shadows.

This video showcases badass characters of color in genre film/TV shows. CHILLS, y’all. (More details here; it was created as part of the Fandom Trumps Hate campaign/charity auction.)

Social Media Things

This entire Riverdale showdown in the comments section of an Instagram post.


This one goes out to all the Riverdale fans. #CommentsByCelebs

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Miscellaneous Things

Jon Snow and Ygritte got married IRL, and we can’t handle the cute.

Cursed Child is coming to California in 2019.

27 (maybe) new Harry Potter items to add to your wishlist.

Is Harry Potter a nerd ... or a jock?

Torrid has a new Betty & Veronica collection.

"What Is the Point of Pop Culture in a World Gone Mad?" (Although this was written in July 2016, it’s still SUPER relevant—for better AND worse.)

Super cute bookends from Target, including donuts, tacos, and unicorns!

Feel free to add your fave distractions of the week in the comments!

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.