Happy post-Canada-Day-and-U.S.-Independence-Day weekend, everyone! Are you off work? Because I am NOT, so have a daytime pint of ice cream in my honour, s'il vous plaît!
Book Related Things
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YA Onscreen Things
This week in YA Onscreen: Dance Academy: The Comeback is finally coming to Netflix, a new Little Women adaptation might have an all-star cast, and more.
Candice Patton (Iris West on The Flash) and Ashleigh Murray (Josie McCoy on Riverdale) on dealing with the backlash from playing a character that was white in the original source material but black in the adaptation.
OH, HELLO: Idris Elba is the villain in the upcoming Fast and Furious spinoff movie with The Rock and Jason Statham.
Social Media Things
You may have seen the flight meet-cute thread by now, but these pretty much sum up my feelings about it.
if any of u fuckers ever takes a picture of me and documents my movements for several hours and puts it online we’re gonna have WORDS https://t.co/DXymJbRV6n— beth mccoll (@imteddybless) July 4, 2018
I know that airplane meet cute story brought a lot of people joy. I don’t mean to take away from that.— Alisha Rai (@AlishaRai) July 4, 2018
But a PSA: PLEASE think a second before taking pictures of people without their consent for your twitter. Even if you blur faces there’s so many ways to identify someone.
I see no lies.
Why I love Book Twitter:— Meredith Ireland (@MeredithIreland) July 4, 2018
Person: this book decapitated me then destroyed my grave and put a hundred year curse on my family
Replies: are you going to share the title, author, & ISBN or what?
LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK.
YOUNG ADULT BOOKS ARE JUST AS VALID FOR ADULT READERS AS THEY ARE FOR TEEN READERS AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE SHAME SOME ADULTS FEEL ADMITTING TO READING THEM.— Rin Chupeco (@RinChupeco) July 4, 2018
THERE ARE NO AGE LIMITS WHEN IT INVOLVES BOOKS YOU ENJOY https://t.co/ixDJx8Tx4N
I feel seen.
if i had a dollar for every time i said "i have that book but haven't had a chance to read it yet," i would be like. super rich, y'all— purple princess leah (they/them) (@nickyoflaherty) July 3, 2018
This is the interview that had the internet freaking out about Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson dating, but we apparently need to slow our collective roll.
Tips on how to cope with such a depressing news cycle from a former CIA military analyst.
Treat yo'self to this Anne of Green Gables pin.
Planning a trip to Paris? (I mean, AREN'T WE ALL?) Take a Beyoncé and Jay-Z themed tour of the Louvre.
One writer rediscovers her Leonardo DiCaprio newsletter from 1997.
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!