Hey y’all, it’s Friday, and my current obsession is this new fabric from Nooworks. I’m also fizzy with anticipation over which Halloween snacks my fellow book club members are gonna bring to our Sunday meeting. Hope you’re doing okay, and that the following links can ease your way into the weekend.

ICYMI on FYA

To get the most boo for your buck, we put together a round-up of spooky content you can stream this Halloween season! And then there’s our review of Hocus Pocus 2 which… is certainly more trick than treat.

Rosemary announced our October FYA Book Club selection, A Lesson in Vengeance, and it’s the perfect witchy, twisty read for this month.

In book reviews:

  • Scout Luna felt downright rosy about Ophelia After All, Racquel Marie’s lush portrait of burgeoning bisexuality.
  • Mandy C. got the creeps from The Restless Dark, a story that would make for a chilling true crime podcast (while also poking holes in the genre itself).

Book Related Things

The Greywaren audiobook will feature a conversation between Maggie Stiefvater and Will Patton (and here’s a preview):

Onscreen Things

An oral history of the Pitch Perfect riff-off. (Bee tee dubs, we do have a drinking game.)

New Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer!!

Netflix announcing Lindsay Lohan’s Christmas movie on October 3rd… is, like, totally fetch.

Brendan Gleeson is hosting this week’s SNL, and if this promo video is any indication, the episode is gonna be RAD:

White Lotus Season 2 will feature Theo James (!) and Meghann Fahy (!!), i.e. Sutton from The Bold Type!

Santa, baby, I think this might be my new favorite Christmas movie?

Trevor Noah is leaving The Daily Show, womp womp.

This is a movie:

Social Media Things

Casper, can I keep you?

The chemistry read to burn all other chemistry reads to the ground (TATBILB exhibit A-Z):

Let’s make this a thing:

Miscellaneous Things

Emma Caulfield has revealed that she has MS. No jokes, just love for this resilient woman.

File this under L for lesbian “least shocking news”: Velma is officially gay!

This story about faked car accidents is legit BONKERS (and though it’s a long read, I promise it’s worth it).

A musical based on the Oregon Trail video game is in the works! I just hope it doesn’t get waylaid by dysentery.


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.