Happy second day of fall!!!! I hope that it is not 100 degrees where you live and that you’re celebrating the best season with something pumpkin flavored.


Stephanie’s Stream It this week features The Resort, which may be an acquired taste for some but utterly awesome for others. And you might’ve missed my Saturday Stream It on Do Revenge, which is an immediate nominee for the Teen Film Hall of Fame.

We overfloweth with book reports this week, have you read them?

  • I reviewed Belladonna by Adalyn Grace, which has all the makings of a spooky season must-read.
  • Stephanie reviewed the newest novel from Brigid Kemmerer, Defy the Night, about a strange fever and the people who steal its cure from the rich.
  • Brian reviewed Any Sign of Life by Rae Carson, about a girl who wakes up to find that everyone she knows has died from a super flu (I’m sensing a theme here!).
  • Mandy C. reviewed the newest from Ellie Marney, The Killing Code, about a WWII codebreaker who sets out to find her friend’s killer.
  • Amanda reviewed The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean, about a family who…well, eats books.

Book-Related Things

LeVar Burton says people who ban books are dirtbags, and we agree.

A Banned Books Week Action List

You Can Procrastinate Anything If You Have Enough Books

Amazon reforms ebook policies in response to union concerns.

In response to the increased number of book banning attempts across the country, the City of Chicago and the Chicago Public Library (CPL) have declared themselves “Book Sanctuaries.”

Onscreen Things

Here’s when all 40 new Hallmark Christmas movies will premiere, and a first look at half of them.

Kumail Nanjiani’s Welcome to Chippendales has a release date.

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is being adapted for BBC.

Is there such a thing as TOO MUCH Magic Mike? No. But alas, it appears to be coming to an end anyway.

The Rosaline trailer is out:

Multimedia Things


This is the skin of a killer bella. Hapoy bday to me! 😂💕✨✨ #twilight #edwardcullen #birthday

♬ Eyes on Fire – Blue Foundation

Miscellaneous Things

The town that American Girl Dolls made over. (Did everyone but know know that the creator of American Girl dolls is named Pleasant?)

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.