Fridays hit differently in the summer, don’t they? Here’s hoping you have a fun weekend—or at least a weekend filled with books—in your near future.


Mandy W. donned her lab coat for a Highly Scientific Analysis of Fire Island, a movie that puts the Pride in Pride and Prejudice.

Kandis wrote up a Stream It on Banshee, which is a story about another tiny bonkers town full of sin from the guy who brought us True Blood.

And have you read this week’s Book Reports?

Book-Related Things

Maggie Stiefvater revealed the cover for Greywaren, the third book in The Dreamer Trilogy:

Book Riot released a list of the 100 most influential queer books of all time.

Holly Black’s returning to Elfhame with a new duology starring Oak.

Brandy Colbert and Eliot Schrefer chatted about fighting back against censorship.

Schrefer also made an appearance on The Daily Show talking about his new book about queer animals:

“‘After lockdown, things exploded’ – how TikTok triggered a books revolution”.

Onscreen Things

The Percy Jackson series casting continues to be AMAZING. 

Amazon’s already renewed The Summer I Turned Pretty for a second season ahead of season 1. Here’s an interview with Jenny Han about what it was like to be a showrunner.

A League of Their Own trailer:

This is VERY cool: “Prey Will Give Viewers The Option To Watch The Film In The Comanche Language”.

EW has a first look at the series adaptation of the graphic novel Paper Girls. (Which I definitely did not type as Paper Towns at first …)

The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes teaser:

Love & Gelato trailer:

The School for Good and Evil teaser:

Wednesday Addams teaser:

This is a really interesting interview with the director of Fire Island, Andrew Ahn. (There are more poignant parts, but a definite pull quote is “I could have put more butts in it.”)

Multimedia Things


Remember to check out our romance reviews for lots of crinkles.

Miscellaneous Things

I am OBSESSED with Detra.

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

Mandy (she/her) is a manager at a tech company who lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, son, and dogs. She loves superheroes and pretty much any show or movie with “Star” in the name.