What’s up, witches! What are y’all doing this Halloween weekend? I’ll be drinking Grand Marnier (my fave candy) and rewatching the Solar Opposites Halloween special.


Kandis reviews the surprisingly romantic zombie flick, Warm Bodies.

In book reports:

  • Brian reviews the nail-biting thriller Dead End Girls by Wendy Heard.
  • Discover why everyone in Susan Lee’s debut novel is obsessing over K-pop and K-dramas with Amanda’s review of Seoulmates.
  • Mandy C. reviews Demon in the Wood, Leigh Bardugo and Dani Pendergast’s Grishaverse prequel.

Book-Related Things

The guilt of rereading and a possible solution!

Even if you’re not a fan of Colleen Hoover, this article about her success is pretty wild.

Sam Heughan once auditioned for James Bond (and other tidbits from his memoir).

In his words, literally *and* audibly! Also, nice title, dude:

Urban legends and wicked spells: the rise of Black YA horror.

Publishers Weekly did a Q&A with Susan Dennard about The Luminaries, among other things.

Five YA SFF books starring asexual characters. But also, SFF’s big fat problem.

Onscreen Things

Um, we’re gonna need more looks:

And we will need a new Magic Mike drinking game (but for now, we do have these).

Nancy Drew will end with Season 4.

Girls5Eva is moving from Peacock to Netflix for Season 3.

EW speaks with Vinessa Shaw, Omri Katz, and Binx voice actor Jason Marsden for a spooky stroll through Hocus Pocus history.

Social Media Things


Not wrong:

Someone call Scully (using a huge brick cell phone) STAT:

Seriously, brain, WHY?

I’d like to say “same” but I don’t think I ever had this era and now I’m sad about that:

Cool writing tip:

A rose described in fewer words would smell as sweet:

AGREED (also, shut up Matthew):

Miscellaneous Things

This week in badass women news:

What’d we miss? Add your fave distractions of the week in the comments.

Sarah lives in 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.