We’ve only got one more week of April, which is bananas!! In the words of Ferris Bueller, life moves pretty fast… unless it’s a Friday, and you’re stuck at work. Here’s hoping these internet tidbits get you through the day.
ICYMI on FYA
Stephanie conducted a Highly Scientific Analysis of The Lost City, and if you need more laughter and joy in your life, then you will be most interested in her findings.
Rosemary invites you to take a trip to Austenland, which is utterly delightful and absurd. Tally ho!
This week’s book reports:
- Rosemary reviews Elizabeth Foscue’s Pest, which features a “waffle-making, poetry-writing, rich, shirtless surf god of a boy next door.”
- Our new contributor, Scout Luna, reviews The Hand on the Wall, the third installment in Maureen Johnson’s Truly Devious series.
Buzzfeed has a list of magical and wonderful queer alternatives to the Harry Potter books. (Which leads me to remind you that you can easily browse our site for books featuring gay, lesbian, and bisexual voices, among others.)
In totally unsurprising but great news, #BookTok is selling a ton of young adult books!
File this under “R” for Right On!: the Authors Guild is launching a Banned Books Club.
The teaser for Thor: Love and Thunder arrived, and we are HERE FOR IT:
This is the kind of One Tree Hill reunion we can get behind.
We’re digging this luscious first look at Mr. Malcolm’s List, described as Bridgerton meets Pride & Prejudice (plus a mustachioed Theo James!).
Have y’all seen the Pitch Meeting series on YouTube? It’s gold, and the latest installment is just up our alley (don’t balk at the title or weird thumbnail image, trust me):
This article is officially about Amber Ruffin co-writing a Some Like It Hot stage adaptation, which is rad, but!! She’s co-writing it with Matthew López, “the Tony Award-winning Inheritance playwright set to make his directorial debut with Amazon Studios’ LGBTQ romantic comedy Red, White & Royal Blue“!!!!!!
Social Media Things
Important news about important cheekbones!!!
Fascinating thread on whether Louisa May Alcott was trans:
I mean, it’s a compelling argument:
Legends of Tomorrow has yet to be renewed, so of course, Beebo had to intervene:
As Jamie/Cathy likes to say, ACK!
Because we all need a pep talk from Chessy/Ms. Schemmenti:
Who knew a piece of paper could wield such power?!!
Julia Roberts turned down rom-coms for 20 years because a good script “didn’t exist.”
Last Saturday, Lizzo slayed on Saturday Night Live in every sketch, but here’s my favorite. I’ve got a feeling you’ll love it too:
What’d we miss? Add your fave distractions of the week in the comments.