I’ve had a week, y’all. Let’s get to the fun.


Mandy W. recapped the seventh episode of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, in which our demigods head to a land liminal space down under.

Sarah sang the praises of City on Fire, a show from the folks behind The O.C. and Gossip Girl, in this week’s Stream It.

In this week’s Book Reports:

Book-Related Things

Sarah Rees Brennan shared a sneak peek of her next book, Long Live Evil, on her Insta. (She’ll share the full cover at some point today!)

While we’re on the topic, here’s everything known about Women of Marvel #1, the yearly one-shot comic and more collection, which this year will include stories from the likes of Brennan.

What a ride: A Simon and Schuster imprint sent an influencer (who admittedly doesn’t read) for a few weeks on an infamous worldwide cruise, resulting in an increase in sales of … 54 copies.

Have you preordered Leigh Bardugo‘s The Familiar? Here’s a preorder swag campaign.

Perfect casting is perfect.

(Check out our Dawson’s Creek content here.)

Sarah J. Maas posted the prologue and first chapter of House of Flame and Shadow on her website. (Remind yourself about the previous books with our reviews.)

Onscreen Things

Tomi Adeyemi scored a 7-figure adaptation deal for her Legacy of Orisha series. (The first book, Children of Blood and Bone, was an FYABC pick in December 2018.)

Progress is being made on the Saturday Night Live origin movie; Rachel Sennott (Bottoms) will play Rosie Schuster.

Season three of Yellowjackets won’t air until 2025.

New rom-com Anything But You has surpassed the $100 million mark.

We are EXCITED for this movie.

Will & Harper is a new documentary premiering at the Sundance Film Festival that focuses on the relationship between Will Ferrell and his best friend, Harper Steele, who came out as transgender in 2022.

Classic Britney Spears-starring road trip romcom Crossroads will finally stream (on Netflix) starting next month!

There’s a new trailer for the only Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action adaptation that has ever existed. 


Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants FaceTime!

Say what you will about Jake, Preteen Mandy who had an October Sky poster on her wall is swooning.

This week in headlines by Mad Libs: “Jennifer Lopez to Produce Bob the Builder Animated Movie at Mattel, Starring Anthony Ramos.”

Allison Janney has joined The Diplomat.

Social Media Things

The discourse on this week’s Oscar noms has been interesting, to say the least.

(We know there are much more important things to worry about in the world right now, but it’s just ironic, you know?)


Even the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife is weighing in on the Barbie snubs.


We’re still here!

The talent in this family.

(Check out our Pride and Prejudice content here.)

Miscellaneous Things

Have a great weekend, y’all!


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.