I don’t know about y’all, but for those of us living large in Texas*, pool reading season is officially here. In other words, it’s getting hot as hell! Good thing I’ve got a stocked Kindle and a stocked cooler.

Anyway, on to the links!

*Yes, I’ve been prepping for our FNL rewatch, how can you tell?

ICYMI on FYA

We announced Friday Night Lights as our next TV Rewatch Project, and of course, we had to launch it with a Season One Drinking Game. Texas forever!

With the release of (well, the first half of) Bridgerton Season 3, Stephanie posted an Open Thread because obvs there is MUCH TO DISCUSS.

Kandis is over the moon for the soapy alternate-history drama of For All Mankind in this week’s Stream It review.

In book reviews:

  • Brian reviewed the chilling and awesomely disgusting She Is a Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran.
  • Regina swooned over Marie Lu’s romantic spy thriller, Stars and Smoke.
  • Mandy C. is ready and willing to be a big sister to the main character in Mall Goth by Kate Leth.

Book-Related Things

Here’s the book trailer for Rainbow Rowell’s next book, Slow Dance:

Enjoy this sneak peek of Sunrise Nights by Jeff Zentner and Brittany Cavallaro.

Reactor posted this fascinating history of adapting and altering King Lear.

Kandis vouches for at least two of these “must-have” e-reader accessories. (And no, she’s not paid for it but she should be!!!)

Twelve mermaid poems to celebrate MerMay!

If you’re looking for an entry point into classic sci-fi written by women, here you go!

Onscreen Things

The trailer for the My Lady Jane adaptation has arrived!!!

More We Were Liars casting news!

Quelle surprise, snobbery about rom-coms goes all the way back to the 1930s.

Social Media Things

Oh, *I’m* not sorry! (Regina forever):

I’m also not sorry for all of the other Bridgerton gold I’m pasting below:

Penelope is us:

Here for it:

Okay, who will sign this petition?!!!

SAME:

Damn, y’all, Victor Krum Nevilled up!

I mean, sold:

Nailed it:

@larryreads

gimme some more tropes ๐Ÿ˜

โ™ฌ original sound – larry

Miscellaneous Things

Teen Vogue compiled their list of the 21 Best Girl Groups of All Time. Do you agree?

The combo of NFL players and friendship bracelets is the CUTEST.

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.