Happy May, friends! It’s been a wild week on the internet with all of the TV and movie writers suddenly unemployed.

Here’s all the stuff we simply have to tell you about this week.


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In this week’s Stream It review, Regina reminds us to check out In the Heights if we missed it during its 2021 theatrical release.

In book reviews:

  • Mandy C. reviewed this month’s FYA book club selection, Lore Olympus, a wholly unique take on Greek gods that still satisfies the Hades & Persephone fans among us.
  • In The Isles of the Gods, Regina was happy to get swept away in Amie Kaufman’s LGBTQ+-friendly world.
  • Brian recommended On the Subject of Unmentionable Things about an anonymous teen sex columnist who’s under threat of exposure for filling in the gaps left behind by her school’s abstinence-only sex-ed curriculum.
  • And Brian also reviewed Viva Lola Espinoza which he seemed underwhelmed by, but at least features the requisite YA love triangle with dimples and an MLD

Book Related Things

Met Gala looks as books, a thread by Penguin Teen.

The Overdrive app shut down this week, finally forcing us all onto Libby for our digital library loans in the U.S. Here are some of the differences between the two apps if you’ve been dragging your feet about making the switch.

Onscreen Things

Is Ted Lasso going full Sense and Sensibility?

The Dune: Part Two trailer has arrived. I can’t get into this series, but nice try with Florence Pugh, Dune.

Inside the battle to save Shadow and Bone from the Netflix ax.

The weirdest movies and TV to emerge from the last writers’ strike.

Yes, please.

Social Media Things

The Writers Guild of America is officially on strike.

The WGA having to go on strike sucks, but I am now obsessed with this missed connections Twitter account. So many rom-coms waiting to happen.

Miscellaneous Things

Carole Burnett, national treasure.

On the eve of the writer’s strike, the New Yorker asked Why Are TV Writers So Miserable?

The best and worst dressed celebs at the Met Gala. The men actually brought it this year!

Kandis (she/her) is a proud member of the Austin FYA book club chapter who loves vampires, romance novels, live tweeting CW shows, and Jonah Griggs. She’s not like a regular mom. She’s a cool mom.