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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Cassian Andor Lives, Stacey Abrams’s Romance Novels, And More

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Cassian Andor Lives, Stacey Abrams’s Romance Novels, And More

Is it cold where you are? Consider these links a figurative warm fire and mug of hot chocolate.

Book-Related Things

Publisher’s Weekly has shared their choices for best kidlit of 2018.

Speaking of PW, our very own Jennie—and one of her talented and deserving clients—was in the rights report this week!

Variety's Literary Impact Report for 2018 includes three YA authors: Becky Albertalli, Jenny Han, and Angie Thomas.

Candidate for governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams writes apparently awesome romance novels.

Kat Howard's one of the writers Neil Gaiman tapped to expand his Sandman universe.

2019 will see a new book from Night Circus author Erin Morgenstern.

Treat yo’ self to one of these e-book deals*:

Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman

Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine (review)

Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia (review)

The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes #1) by Colleen Gleason (review)

Disruption (Disruption #1) by Jessica Shirvington (review)

The Falconer Trilogy by Elizabeth May: The Falconer (review), The Vanishing Throne, and The Fallen Kingdom

Firstlife (Everlife #1) by Gena Showalter

Girl in the Shadows (Cirque American #2) by Gwenda Bond (review)

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (review)

The Gold-Son by Carrie-Anne Noble (review)

Greensleeves by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch #1) by Adriana Mather

The Hundredth Queen series by Emily R. King: The Hundredth Queen, The Fire Queen, The Rogue Queen, and The Warrior Queen

Marked (House of Night #1) by P.C. and Kristin Cast

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer (review)

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (review)

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan (review)

Uncanny by Sarah Fine (review)

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L. J. Smith

The Vampire Diaries: The Salvation series by L. J. Smith: Unseen, Unspoken, and Unmasked

Wintersong (Wintersong #1) by S. Jae-Jones (review)

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YA Onscreen Things

ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: A contemporary Pride and Prejudice retelling with an all-black cast, Idris Elba is People’s Sexiest Man of Alive (duh), some Riverdale news, and more.

Here are some more images from Netflix’s Dumplin'.

And a trailer for Netflix's Mowgli (the one with all the famous people’s voices in it).

Cassian Andor's back in a new Disney+ (their new streaming service) Star Wars series!

Related, and maybe even more relevant to my personal interests: The Loki Show is official, and Tom Hiddleston has signed on to reprise his role.

Here’s an extended Mortal Engines trailer. (This movie still isn’t out yet?)

This Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald featurette makes some Harry Potter connections. (Possible spoilers, natch. Also: #HotDumbledore,)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s sixth season will kick off January 10, 2019.

Social Media Things

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Miscellaneous Things

The Spice Girls are officially going on tour in the UK (minus Posh).

"Why Can’t Black Witches Get Some Respect in Popular Culture?"

Some of the proceeds from Out of Print’s new “Fight Evil, Read Books” hat will go to “literacy programs and book donations to communities in need.”

Emma Thompson is officially a dame!

Can you match all of these sidekicks to their Disney villains? (I only got 5 out of 8, and feel very ashamed.)

Here’s a profile on Noah Centineo, lest you’d forgotten about our boyfriend.

Add your fave distractions of the week in the comments!

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.