Happy Friday, fam! Does anyone have big plans for the weekend, or are you like me? Hiding from 100+ degree temps by refusing to leave your house whenever possible? If that’s the case, do I have some links to keep you occupied in the A.C. this weekend!


Stephanie and I compiled our scientific findings to determine whether you should watch Netflix’s Persuasion adaptation.

Mandy C. checked out Metal Lords for this week’s Stream It, and thinks you should too.

And have you read this week’s Book Reports?

Book-Related Things

Read an excerpt from Cursed, the sequel to Marissa Meyer’s Gilded!

Tirzah Price recommends some YA books to read for Disability Pride Month!

Sara Farizan talks to Publisher’s Weekly about Writing for Her Inner Kid.

This week, 100 Harper Collins union workers hit the picket line.

Books by Shon Faye, Juno Dawson, Alan Cumming and Alice Oseman have been longlisted for the 2022 Polari Prizes for LGBTQ+ literature.

In “Now That’s What I Call Karma Vol. 1” news, a set of signed first edition Harry Potter books failed to sell at a recent charity auction.

150+ Romance Authors Come Together to Raise Money for Reproductive Rights

Onscreen Things

A Guide to Jane Austen’s Most Swoon-Worthy Leading Men Onscreen

The evolution of the Jane Austen adaptation.

The trailer for House of Dragons, a.k.a. Game of Thrones prequel, looks dark AF!

We Were Liars and Family of Liars have been optioned for TV!

Peter Dinklage has landed a role in The Hunger Games prequel.

Sarah Michelle Gellar, iconic star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was a surprise guest at the Teen Wolf panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday to announce that she will be a part of the upcoming spin-off series Wolf Pack.

RegΓ©-Jean Page says he ‘had the best ass of my life’ making Dungeons & Dragons. UM OKAY SIR.

Multimedia Things

Who can relate?

Or, if it’s YA, “A Curse of Bone and Shadow” or something.

I’m sorry……REAL LIFE?

Netflix’s Persuasion, summed up:

Miscellaneous Things

Book Riot has a piece on The Bookish Life of Dolly Parton.

I’m Not β€˜Good’ at Crocheting, and That’s Fine

Looking To Get A Tarot Deck? Refinery29 rounds up the best ones.

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.