Happy International Women's Day, y'all! 51% of the population, and we get one whole day #blessed. BUT ANYWAY. To the links!
Book Related Things
YA superstar Angie Thomas was on The Daily Show last week.
"There are 89 instances of the F-word in ‘The Hate U Give'...But last year alone, over 800 people lost their lives to police brutality. That number's far scarier.”— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) March 4, 2019
Schools banning YA books for profanity is a cop-out. "On the Come Up" author @angiecthomas discusses this and more: pic.twitter.com/78EO0Qt72d
Books to read based on nine different superheroes.
Short story sequel to Sandhya Menon's When Dimple Met Rishi.
Brenna Yovanoff is writing a Stranger Things YA novel about Max's backstory.
Much Ado About Mean Girls is a book that exists.
The Ripped Bodice's state of racial diversity in romance publishing report for 2018.
Catch these book deals before they're gone:
Eat Like a Gilmore: The Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Gilmore Girls by Kristi Carlson
Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg
Frankie by Shivaun Plozza
Honor Among Thieves (Honors #1) by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
The Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah Crane
Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor
Isle of Blood and Stone (Tower of Winds #1) by Makiia Lucier
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo (review)
The Naturals (The Naturals #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Never Never by Brianna Shrum
Stormcaster (Shattered Realms #3) by Cinda Williams Chima
The Traitor's Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen
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: Captain Marvel, TV trailers, YA adaptation news, and more.
Of course, the big and sad news this week was Luke Perry's passing. Here are a few tributes from the Fug GIrls, Vulture, The Hollywood Reporter, Buzzfeed, and just the general internet sharing stories about what a great guy he was.
Social Media Things
Happy Captain Marvel Weekend!
Heres what's important. That's all I need to see. pic.twitter.com/FCEv7u6IOT— Mat's Nerd Corner (@matsnerdcorner) February 28, 2019
Thread of a (very) thoughtful redesign of the Monsters, Inc. scare floor.
*staggers into the room clutching a bunch of papers* okay babies let's fix the scare floor https://t.co/8lETerrDis— Katie Tiedrich (@katietiedrich) February 17, 2019
OH HELLO I WANT TO GO TO THERE.
I’m at the secret New York bookstore!— David Klion�� (@DavidKlion) March 1, 2019
Yes, this is a functioning used bookstore in a residential apartment. Yes, I had permission to photograph the inside. Here’s an article about it: https://t.co/vYQt0eASWd pic.twitter.com/87Jy8OUNSZ
Uh. Presented without comment.
I am not kidding you when I tell you I think about this Jessica Simpson and Jewel "Who Will Save Your Soul?" performance daily. pic.twitter.com/IMl42fNmMy— Matt Stopera (@mattstopera) March 5, 2019
Not to be left out, the '90s were also wild.
The 90’s were insane and we didn’t even realize it at the time pic.twitter.com/QWlvPteaVh— Mike T (@majtague) March 6, 2019
Ask your wife. https://t.co/6lXeeWVrK7— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) March 3, 2019
I don't know who needs to hear this (as much as anybody can *hear* visual media #pedantry), but:
Just a reminder! ❤️✨ pic.twitter.com/rjOk7zLk5u— Emmeline Pidgen (@emmelinedraws) March 6, 2019
On the flip side, this is closer to my own creative process.
When you're writing, it's good to give yourself little rewards along the way.— Chris Kelly (@imchriskelly) March 6, 2019
For example, once I've typed a word, I allow myself to look at the internet for 4 hours.
I would like to be Ratatouilled. where's the rat who's good at my job— crân-buri-ghân (@bromanconsul) March 5, 2019
We stan a queen who was ahead of her time.
Jane Austen didn't just write a rom-com. She showed us toxic masculinity and what men should do about it. pic.twitter.com/C8bvWngDCl— Queen Sansa Stark for the Iron Throne only (@Maria_writes) March 3, 2019
Nicole Cliffe always has the best tweet prompts, but this story is A+++++.
Oh God I can’t even tell this story and not cry.— ����♂️ (@TweetChizone) March 4, 2019
I used to manage an LGBT bookstore, when bookstores were still a thing. One night, a caller says he thinks he might be gay and is considering self-harm. We were not a crisis center!
But as long as we’re talking, he’s safe, right?
THIS ENTIRE MEETING COULD HAVE BEEN AN EMAIL!!! pic.twitter.com/GABxBbnvcA— Shanita Hubbard (@msshanitarenee) March 5, 2019
Wait for it...
The most surprising 15 seconds of my life by far pic.twitter.com/5nukg2RxvW— Natalie B. Compton (@NatBCo) March 1, 2019
How to tell if you're Too Online. (Unless you're me, in which case the length of this social media section would have already answered that.)
the traditional jewish response to a death (baruch dayan emet, blessed is the true judge) is sometimes abbreviated as “bde” and let me tell you, this was recently very confusing— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) March 5, 2019
Have you been following FYA's Teen Queen Madness? Voting for Round One ends on Saturday, March 9th, and Round Two starts on Monday, March 11th!
Celebrating the women of Harry Potter.
Extremely cool: NASA plans history's first all-female spacewalk for March 29!
Do you eat the same meal every day? I almost always have the same breakfast on weekdays (peanut butter on bread), and I pretty much ate the same lunch for the entirety of my public school education (peanut butter and condensed milk sandwiches). (I'm very clearly like 98% peanut butter at this point.)
Mark your calendars and save your coins: Disney's Star Wars theme park is opening on May 31st at Disneyland and August 29th at Disney World.
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!