How has this month already felt like a decade long? While I ponder the concepts of time and relativity, let's check out some links!
Book Related Things
Title, cover reveal and publication date for the first book in Maggie Stiefvater's Dreamer Trilogy.
Cover reveal round-up from Fierce Reads.
Cover reveal for Margaret Atwood's The Testament, the sequel to The Handmaid's Tale.
Bloomsbury acquired a new series from Sara Holland called Havenfall.
Not YA, but definitely WTF: the author who scammed his way to the top.
Catch these book deals before they're gone:
Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg
Generation One (Lorien Legacies Reborn #1) by Pittacus Lore
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg
Storm (Elemental #1) by Brigid Kemmerer
The Testing Trilogy by Joelle Charbonneau
The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane
The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L. J. Smith
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YA Onscreen Things
This week in YA Onscreen: The Sun Is Also a Star, superhero teasers, TV reboots and spin-offs, and more.
Social Media Things
no one ever fell in love with reading by being shamed into it. we fell in love with reading because we stumbled on a book we couldn’t put down, that seemed to be bound together with ink and magic.— the library haunter ����❄ (@SketchesbyBoze) February 1, 2019
Writing advice to follow (and to avoid).
How to write a book:— Victoria/V.E. Schwab (@veschwab) February 6, 2019
1. Write an idea on a sheet of paper
2. Tear up the paper
3. Stuff the paper inside of a doll
4. Bury the doll at a crossroads
5. Catch a crow as it flies past
6. Say the magic words
6. Wait for your reward
Darn kids gotta learn to respect their elders!
when a 3rd grader tells me to spell icup pic.twitter.com/AwN8NJcpAh— AͯSͯTͯRO //+ �� (@AstroNaughtt) February 6, 2019
Spider-Man: Into the TED Talk.
I can’t stop giggling pic.twitter.com/swthnvM7Qa— Sara Goodman (@ThatSaraGoodman) February 3, 2019
Inquiring minds want to know!
How did the bookseller in Beauty and the Beast stay in business? The whole town’s like “reading huh weird” and he just lends and gives books away to his only customer.— Rowenna Miller (@RowennaM) February 4, 2019
Inquring minds want to know this, too!
With Valentine's Day around the corner, 'tis the season for romantic grand gestures.
It always cracks me up in movies when a guy buys a girl a puppy as a gift. Like that’s not just an extra couple hundred dollars a month to keep alive.— Quinta. (@quintabrunson) February 7, 2019
OMGGGGGG this tweet and its replies. (Related: this Canadian PSA from my childhood.)
I hated muffins until I was 17 & saw someone remove the wrapper on the bottom of a muffin before eating one. Prior to this, I thought it was just part of the muffin eating experience & would angrily eat muffin wrappers because... I just thought that I had to.— Roxi Horror ���� (@roxiqt) January 31, 2019
My brother ate the wax around babybel cheese pucks until he was in his twenties cause he thought you were supposed to— Kevin (not the minion or the other gross ones) �� (@Kevaclysm) January 31, 2019
Yes, these were the heartthrobs of our formative years, fellow '90s kids. What a time to be alive.
Was Kevin the hottest Backstreet Boy? Brian was my fave, but I never really thought about their hotness one way or another.
Cardi B's fairy tale themed photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar is HASHTAG GOALS.
I don't even know how to describe this: a time-lapse video of a drawing of two people as they age? Anyway, it's cool..
The internet seems keen on the zoo that'll name a cockroach after your ex, but that still seems like too good of an honour.
Would you have any chill if your plane seatmate was Timothée Chalamet? I'd have to think long and hard to find a celebrity who'd make me want to skip napping to talk to a stranger for an entire flight.
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!