Question of the week: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?


I shared my thoughts on the entertainingly soapy Fate: The Winx Saga in this week’s Stream It.

And in this week’s Book Reports:

Book-Related Things

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Check out the cover reveal for Maurene Goo’s new Throwback. (Read our reviews of Goo’s other books here.)

You can read the first chapter of Holly Black’s The Stolen Heir now.

Onscreen Things

Lin-Manuel Miranda will play Hermes in the upcoming Percy Jackson & The Olympians series. (Check out our Percy Jackson coverage here.)

Newly updated: An Oral History of David Pumpkins.

“Which Harry Potter stars have the best careers?”

Best part of this piece is that was tagged as “Lee Pace is 6’5” in the newsletter I found it in: “​​Why My Love for Pushing Daisies Hasn’t Died, 15 Years Later.” Related, Pace did an interview with Vulture in which he “answered all our questions about Pushing Daisies.”

Multimedia Things

(Check out our Friday Night Lights coverage here.)

(Check out our Pretty Little Liars coverage here.)

Happy NaNoWriMo!


(Check out our This Vs. That content here.)

Miscellaneous Things

“The Velveteen Rabbit Was Always More Than a Children’s Book.”

“Aubrey Gordon Doesn’t Think Your Brain Is Broken.”

“Intimacy Coordinators: The New Group Of Experts Poised To Change Hollywood Forever.”

“Reading in the Cruelest Months.”

“Jane Fonda’s blog is one of the internet’s greatest treasures.”

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.