Question of the week: Which fall flavor do you prefer, pumpkin (spice) or apple (cider)?


Stephanie continued with the Spooktober theme with a Stream It for Happy Death Day.

And have you read this week’s Book Reports?

Book-Related Things

Check out a sneak peek of the prologue to Holly Black’s The Stolen Heir. (And read our Folk of the Air reviews here.)

Looking for a good cry? Here are seven YA tearjerkers.

Congrats to FYA fave Jeff Zentner!

The Raven Cycle will be adapted into graphic novels. (Check out our reviews of the series here.)

Veronica Roth chats about her new book, Poster Girl.

“Bestselling author Nora Roberts has made a $25,000 donation to help fight against an effort to defund the Craighead County/Jonesboro Public Library.”

Ginger Spice is writing a YA adventure series.

Onscreen Things

“A Celebration of the Incredible Fake Names on Riverdale.”

Careful where you watch this trailer for Chippendales. It’s not NSFW, but it’s not not NSFW.

A Black Lady Sketch Show has started production on season 4.

Here’s a list of more than 140 original holiday movies airing this holiday season.

M.T. Anderson’s Feed is getting a film adaptation.

Multimedia Things

(Check out our review of Alanna: The First Adventure here.)

Miscellaneous Things

Robbie Coltrane, of Hagrid fame, passed last week.

Dolly Parton pumpkin carving stencil!

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.