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Procrastination Pro-Tips: X-FILES Barbies, TAtBILB 4EVA, And More

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: X-FILES Barbies, TAtBILB 4EVA, And More

Hellooooo, long weekend! Hope y'all are planning to commemorate labour by not labouring at all and wearing the colour white anytime throughout the year. To the links!

Book Related Things

Got a library card in the U.S. or Canada? You can get the Harry Potter ebooks with no waitlists for holds until September 10th.

Read the first 4 chapters of Pride, Ibi Zoboi's modern retelling of Pride & Prejudice.

The impact and influence of Little Women. (A classic which has also been written about extensively on this here site!)

Buzzfeed readers share their favourite last lines in literature.

Now available at the New York Public Library: Insta Novels. (As in, Instagram.)

Looking for a new non-YA read? Here are a bunch of summer and upcoming debuts by Asian women.


Catch these book deals before they're gone:

•  October's FYA Book Club Pick: The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (review)

•  Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

•  Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (review)

•  Frostblood by Elly Blake (review)

•  Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger (review)

•  Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

•  Renegades by Marissa Meyer (review)

•  Song of the Current (Book 1) by Sarah Tolcser (review)

•  Three Dark Crowns (Book 1) by Kendare Blake (review)

•  Warcross by Marie Lu (review)

•  Wicked Like a Wildfire (Hibiscus Daughter Book 1) by Lana Popović (review)

•  Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (review)

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YA Onscreen Things

This week in YA Onscreen: a Doctor travels to a galaxy far far away, a lot of Litlte Women, our obsession with To All the Boys I've Loved Before continues, and more.

Speaking of, which TAtBILB character are you? I (unsurprisingly) got Lara Jean, so WHERE IS MY PETER KAVINSKY?!?!

Social Media Things

TAtBILB/Peter Kavinsky stans are legion!


I still haven't tired of this meme yet, probably because TOO REAL.


OK FINE no more TAtBILB things. AFTER THIS. (She posted it too, but not with that caption.)


She melts my heart

A post shared by Noah Centineo (@ncentineo) on


A new compliment to add to your repertoire, maybe.


OK, I've probably done some of these. Someone make a YA version!


OMGGGGG look at this little literate angel!


Twitter can be so good sometimes.


And if you're looking to dive deep into Twitter replies (I know, I know, but they're not always bad):

Miscellaneous Things

The X-Files turn 25 so obviously we get Scully and Mulder Barbies! Gotta say, good job on capturing the likeness of the actors. (And I own the official Spice Girls dolls, so I should know.)

New Riverdale merch from Hot Topic.

For no reason at all (ahem), here are 51 comedians who have never made their self-pleasure be a forced viewing event.

Accio alcohol: a Harry Potter-themed Potions mixology class is coming to New York.


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!

Mandy Wan's photo About the Author: Residing in Edmonton, AB, Mandy unabashedly loves YA lit, frozen desserts, and terrible puns.