HAPPY FRIDAY, FAM! Have we got the links for you this week, and they are 75% Bridgerton related. Sorry/not sorry!


Stephanie watched The Covenant and shared shirtless photos of Tim Riggins Taylor Kitsch, god bless her.

Brian reviewed Emma Lord’s newest, the theater-kid-centric When You Get the Chance.

And I returned to Westport for the second book in Tessa Bailey’s spicy Bellinger sisters duology, Hook, Line, and Sinker.

Book Things

Read the prologue of Maggie Stiefvater’s newest book, Bravely!

In extremely depressing news, efforts to ban books jumped an ‘unprecedented’ four-fold in 2021, according to NPR.

To add to your reading list, EW has a list of 12 enemies-to-lovers books Hollywood should adapt after Bridgerton season 2.

YA author Kit Frick shares the essential ingredients of a good thriller.

Author Shannon Hale ponders the ongoing problem of “boy books” and “girl books.”

Lily Anderson talks to Publisher’s Weekly about her newest book, Scout’s Honor.

Sad news in the world of children’s lit!

Onscreen Things

When will Hollywood stop ignoring romance novels and let us GIVE THEM OUR MONEY ALREADY?

Deadline has more casting new for the HBO Max adaptation of John Green’s Turtles All The Way Down.

Put together your most Coastal Grandmother-chic outfit and set some croissants out on the marble kitchen island, Nancy Meyers is set to write, produce and direct a new film for Netflix!

AMC has ordered an Orphan Black follow up series!

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Donald Glover’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith show is now going to star Pen15’s Maya Erskine!

Gay teen rom-com movie with Megan Mullaly AND Michelle Buteau AND Moana is one of the love interests!

Our SXSW insider (Sarah) is already declaring A24‘s Marcel the Shell With Shoes On her fave movie of the year.

Speaking of movie trailers, I’m a little behind on this one, but have y’all seen the trailer for Where the Crawdads Sing starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and featuring a new, original TSwift song?! Guess I need to finally get around to reading this one before the movie comes out!

Just Bridgerton Things

Give the people what they want, I say! A whole section of Pro-Tips devoted to Bridgerton.

Teen Vogue talks to Bridgerton‘s Charithra Chandran on Colorism, Culture, and Choosing Yourself

And Bustle ALSO has an in-depth feature on Charithra and her relationships with her fellow cast members.

Vogue proclaiming Simone Ashley as the indisputable diamond of the red carpet season. WOULD YOU JUST LOOK AT HER UGH.

Bridgerton Boob” Is The Silhouette Destigmatizing Cleavage.

Everything you need to know about season three of Bridgerton!


Beauty and the Bridgerton

The significance behind Anthony being so attracted to Kate’s scent:

Social Media Things

I love mess:

Imagine aliens watching us sit motionless for hours staring at our little boxes.

How many times have you watched your favorite Tarantino movie, JIMOTHY?

A trend forecaster tells us what kind of cinema trends the pandemic will inspire:


“the girl who does the birthday card thing” aka @Laur asked: if 9-11 gave us superhero’s and the recession zombies… what’s next?

♬ Relaxing Japanese-style piano song inviting nostalgia – Akiko Akiyama

Miscellaneous Things

OMGGGGG queen shit. 

Just an interview with Dylan O’Brien because why not?

‘How to Murder Your Husband’ Writer on Trial for Allegedly Murdering Husband

What’d we miss? Add your fave distractions of the week in the comments.

Rosemary lives in Little Rock, AR with her husband and cocker spaniel. At 16, she plucked a copy of Sloppy Firsts off the "New Releases" shelf and hasn't stopped reading YA since. She is a brand designer who loves tiki drinks, her mid-century modern house, and obsessive Google mapping.