It’s (almost) the freakin’ weekend, fam! Let’s dive into the links.
Keanu Reeves is publishing books, continuing to be Posh’s forever crush.
Here’s a list of 11 nonfiction YA books “for every reader.”
Mackenzi Lee got a St. Bernard puppy … and named her Queenie!
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Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles #1) by Jodi Meadows
Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
The Romeo Catchers (The Casquette Girls #2) by Alys Arden
Spindle FIre (Spindle Fire #1) by Lexa Hillyer
Son of the Dawn (Ghosts of the Shadow Market #1) by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan
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YA Onscreen Things
ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: A Veronica Mars revival, Crazy Rich Asians gets a sequel, and Jenny Han talks about the sheer ridiculousness she faced while shopping To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before around.
In our continued efforts to be a Peter Kavinsky/TATBILB blog (You did read Rosemary’s Your New Fake Boyfriend: Noah Centineo post yesterday, right?):
What’s your fave Peter Kavinsky moment? This Buzzfeed quiz will guess.
Lara Jean’s lock screen photo was an ACTUAL PHOTO of Lana and Noah that a crew member took while they were ACTUALLY NAPPING in the green room. WE ARE DEAD.
Here’s the story behind the "Yellow" cover in Crazy Rich Asians.
Anthony Michael Hall has joined Riverdale for a flashback episode. (He’ll play the high school principal when the Riverdale parents were in school.)
Thomas Mann (Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl) has joined the Lady and the Tramp live-action movie.
There’s a Monument Valley movie in the works. (If you haven’t played this game, you should!)
Social Media Things
HRH Dolly Parton, y'all.
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i thrive off of the angry white men in the replies https://t.co/vNzDwB9RgM— chi �� (@wintersoldwhore) August 19, 2018
The New York Public Library is lending out accessories to people who need them for job interviews.
Kelly Marie Tran breaks her Internet silence; is a Hero.
Another quiz: Which library section are you most like? (I got YA Fiction, natch.)
Bringing it all full circle, in additional Keanu news: The Destination Wedding press tour has given us the delightful realization that Keanu and Winona Ryder might have been married for the past 25 years and the even more delightful knowledge that he used to write her letters and she journaled about him.
Feel free to add your fave distractions of the week in the comments!