Hope you’re all enjoying the no-man’s land that is the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I mean, is it even Friday right now? Am I posting this on the right day? Anyway, here’s some end of year links for you!
Book Related Things
Bustle has an excerpt from S.K. Ali’s new book Love From A to Z which you can read here.
Author Tess Sharpe delivers a Twitter thread on how reading and writing romance novels can make you a better writer.
Speaking of romance, here’s a list of 17 podcasts for readers who love romance novels and rom-coms.
Get pumped for the new year with 29 YA books coming out in 2019.
Buzzfeed has a round up of the 16 best queer books of 2018.
So. Many. Good. Book. Deals. Treat yo’ self to one of these e-book deals while they last*:
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Windwitch (Witchlands #2) by Susan Dennard
The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane
The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L. J. Smith
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YA Onscreen Things
Feeling the holiday stress? Here’s 5 hours of Peter Kavinsky in a hot tub. It’s like soothing, ambient spa music for the soul
Make a New Year’s resolution to binge more. Here’s everything coming to and leaving Netflix in January.
Social Media Things
A transformer explosion at an Astoria power plant lit the NYC sky with an eery blue glow Thursday night, but I was watching Bird Box when it happened and worried the apocalypse was nigh.
Say, NYC, wtf was this? pic.twitter.com/14Udgs0SFt
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) December 28, 2018
Which literary character would you relish killing off? The internet has ~ opinions ~ even though the only correct answer is Dolores Umbridge.
Okay you can murder ONE (1) totally fictional literary character (I don’t mean the author or actor who plays them you creep) and they die swiftly but they stay dead. Choose.
— Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa) December 27, 2018
Where’s the lie?
These dogs are the villains in a movie where a golden retriever wins a snowboarding tournament pic.twitter.com/u4yrHlp17e
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) December 22, 2018
The holidays may be magical, but they also require a lot of emotional labor, the bulk of which falls to women.
Kelly Clarkson singing “Fancy” at the Kennedy Center Honors is truly M A G I C. Watch it here.
It was definitely a light news week. What’d I miss? Share your fave links of the week in the comments!