Typically, at the start of a new month, my instinct is to go HOW IS TIME WTFBBQ. But! It's the start of #AsianAugust and also a Canadian long weekend, so this month can live. To the links!
Book Related Things
Tips for dealing with book snobs, a type that YA readers who are a little less Y and a little more A are all too familiar with, amirite?
Have you heard about the literary agent who allegedly forged offer letters and did other shady shizz? Her former clients are now speaking out. (And if Lupine Grove Creative sounds familiar, it also used to be the literary agency that employed FYA's very own Jennie. Her thoughts can be found both in the article and more in-depth here.)
Also in bad bookish behaviour (but, like, to the EXTREME): a crime author allegedly based his novels on the murders that he committed. Write what you know, I guess, but also don't do a murder?!?!
Catch these book deals before they're gone:
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YA Onscreen Things
This week in YA Onscreen: Timeless and The Time Traveler's Wife, Slayer and Sabrina, and more.
Welcome to the summer of Asian rom-coms, y'all! Now let's keep this energy going 5ever.
Passing on crazy rich offers and crazy poor suggestions to turn the lead into a white woman (of course they did): this and more in the article accompanying the gorgeous photoshoot for Crazy RIch Asians above.
Jennifer Aniston talks Dumplin' and Dolly! Now can we get a release date already? (She also jokes about reviving Friends as The Golden Girls, but ACTUALLY YES.)
Social Media Things
WE STAN A GOOD ALLY.
Your periodic reminder to like what you like!
Readers: There is no such thing as a "guilty reading pleasure." Quality is subjective. If a book is worthwhile to you, then it's worthwhile. You are allowed to enjoy reading anything you like, and no-one is entitled to make you feel small because of your reading choices.— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) July 27, 2018
Peak bookworm problems.
I went into a bookshop earlier carrying a book. I seem to have put my book down to browse other books and left with no books. Have called the bookshop but they're struggling to find my lost book amongst all the books. This is the stupidest thing I have ever done— Luke James (@LEJ88) July 31, 2018
Harry Potter and THA REMIX.
Harry Potter and the Special Rock— Matt Ley (@Thelaserbearguy) July 28, 2018
Harry Potter and the Don’t Room
Harry Potter and his Furry Crime Dad
Harry Potter and the Hot Cup
Harry Potter and the Warm Bird Club
Harry Potter and the Absolutely Nothing Happens
Harry Potter and the Curse of the Sidequests
Harry potter and phils stone— Even Steven's universe (@ShibesStevan) July 29, 2018
Harry potter and the super sized nope rope
Harry potter escape from alcatraz
Harry potter and the holy grail
Harry potter and the order of chickens wings
Harry potter and hoarders part 1
Harry potter and the conclusion
LeBron James is opening a public school in his hometown of Akron, OH, and it seems AMAAAAAAZING.
Nutella is hiring taste testers! Sign me tf up.
For anyone who loves fictional characters a PERFECTLY HEALTHY AND NOT AT ALL EXCESSIVE AMOUNT.
The story of how McDonald's Monopoly game had been rigged by mobsters for over a decade. (The game itself also may have been rigged against Canada, too. THE INJUSTICE.)
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!