Question of the day! Who would make the better ghost boyfriend: Casper or Thackery Binx? And I’m not just talking about in the context of the movies they’re in. Think long-term.


Rosemary posted the Official FYA Hocus Pocus Drinking Game, which is the perfect way to kick off Spooky Season. (No, we don’t wait until October. And you shouldn’t either.)

Kandis shared another recommendation for a spooky watch in this week’s Stream It on the true crime documentary series A Crime To Remember.

And have you read this week’s Book Reports?

Book-Related Things

New Rick Riordan out next May. (Read our reviews of his books here.)

We’re assuming this is a cover reveal.

(Read our review of The School for Good and Evil here.)

Xiran Jay Zhao’s Iron Widow will get a movie adaptation.

Author Nicole Lesperance on “Why Scary Books Are Good For Teens (And Adults Too).

“It’s Never Too Late: Seven Authors on Making Their YA Debuts After Age 50.”

“Adam Silvera On The Prequel To They Both Die At The End.”

Onscreen Things


(Read our Grishaverse content here.)

This teaser trailer for HBO’s The Last of Us looks SO much better than we could’ve hoped for.

Jonathan Bailey has joined the Wicked movie as Fiyero. (Read our Bridgerton posts here.)

Not exactly on brand for FYA, but VERY on brand for me.

And here’s a follow-up:

The casting for the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender continues to be great.

(Read our Last Airbender content here.)

Multimedia Things


#duet with @freddiesroommate and i’ll die on that hill i really will. #kennarambles #animorphs

♬ original sound – Justin


The way she SHUTS DOWN that mean one.

Thank you, Emma.

Miscellaneous Things

MEGAN FOR PRESIDENT: Megan Thee Stallion published a website of mental health resources.

“15 best gateway songs for the K-pop curious.”

“Let Lizzo Touch Everything In the Library of Congress.” (If that headline isn’t enough, this is also a piece on the importance of libraries.)

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.