Guys! It's mid-August, and you know what that means??? IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS.
Book Related Things
Murderinos, rejoice! We're getting a My Favorite Murder book!
So you want to write a medieval sci-fi/fantasy novel without being a Tolkien clone: a very educational thread.
Catch these book deals before they're gone:
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YA Onscreen Things
ICYMI, this week in YA Onscreen: We get our first look at live action Mulan, Ethan Peck as Spock, and more!
Yellowface, Whitewashing, and the History of White People Playing Asian Characters.
The internet is demanding a live-action Tangled starring Cher and Amanda Seyfried after seeing this photo.
Social Media Things
This week, in YA twitter drama, someone sent out an ACOMAF subscription box with dick soap, and now we've all searched the interwebs for the phrase "dick soap." And if you were fortunate enough to miss this drama, I guess? Beware? Of ACOTAR and ACOMAF spoilers?????
Seeing a lot of tweets about soap dicks. Someone tell me what is going on pls.— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) August 15, 2018
tbh i can support this:
the gilmore girls revival but the main character is the next gilmore girl, rory's daughter, and she's getting married and she doesn't know which of dean, jess and logan is her father so she invites them all to her wedding and they all sing a lot of abba— Gilmore Girls revival but... (@ggrevivalbut) August 9, 2018
when u wanna follow book twitter but you don't speak the language
i swear to god book twitter is at least 40% acronyms i dont understand. “omg, so excited for GHTYA! totally wrecked after QUTAR! can’t wait for the sequel to ToKLIJAS, TYVaHPFTA!!!!” like what are yall saying— chuck �� (@allyabe) August 9, 2018
this tweet speaks to my freaking soul y'all
boys always assume that sending nudes is what grabs a gal's attention, when what really grabs their attention is the patronage of the esteemed lady Catherine deBourgh.— the library haunter �� (@SketchesbyBoze) August 3, 2018
Librarians have a sense of humor but duh, we already knew that.
Walked into my local library and felt ATTACKED. �� pic.twitter.com/NgUg05O3ch— cw, of the no peak clan �� (@artfromafriend) August 4, 2018
Good things come to those who take cardboard to the prom (and by "good things" I mean MICHAEL B. JORDAN HUNNY).
We lost the Queen of Soul yesterday, so Stylist is sharing Aretha's most powerful and inspiring quotes.
This Hermione fan art is SO GOOD (and also a hit on the ol' interwebs).
Police rescued a group of women stranded on a unicorn pool float and it felt very On Brand for us.
BookRiot shares five apps to help you run a book club.
Greetings from the Durmstrang alumni newsletter a.k.a. sexy photos of Victor Krum.
HGTV Bought The Old Brady Bunch House But Lance Bass Is PISSED.
Marcia Gay Harden's teen son did her makeup for a YouTube tutorial and it's pretty fab tbh
YA author Nic Stone pens an article about being black and woke, and what it means to her.
Torrid introduces more Harry Potter merch and we're ready to BUY IT ALL.
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!