Hey pals, if you’re like me, you didn’t feel much like celebrating the birthday of our country this past Monday. But that made me realize—isn’t it rad that we’ll always have Friday? America cannot co-opt Friday; it can’t appropriate Friday; it can’t take Friday away from us!

So yeah, you are free to enjoy your Friday. Please do.

ICYMI on FYA

Rosemary’s Stream It is an Austentatious analysis of the 2020 Emma starring Anya Taylor-Joy.

This week’s book reviews:

Book Things

Y’all, the world has finally caught on: it’s the summer of the going-out book.

Vanity Fair asks, was Go Ask Alice the original literary con?

Run, don’t walk to walk to the Central Arkansas Library used book sale this weekend!

Onscreen Things

The best kind of history is the oral history of Magic Mike.

Did you finish the latest season of Stranger Things? If so, you gotta watch the latest Pitch Meeting:

This update on the Disney+ National Treasure series includes the fact that Nic Cage is not in it so… why?

Bow down to Viola Davis in The Woman King trailer!!

After watching this trailer, I can’t wait to see Vengeance… and also I need Whataburger stat.

Social Media Things

Team Jorts!

Oh, Bingley:

I’m like, totally buggin’!

#Goals:

Starting all of my emails like this from now on:

Miscellaneous Things

Keanu Reeves, once again, proves he is a sweet beautiful angel from heaven, and the world doesn’t deserve him.

This guy ate at every Rainforest Cafe in the country. Like, for real.


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

Sarah splits her time between Dallas and Austin, and believes there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure, which is part of why she started FYA in 2009. Growing up, she thought she was a Mary Anne, but she's finally starting to accept the fact that she's actually a Kristy.