Happy 2019, everyone! We’ve got a record number of WOC in Congress, ice on our northern hemisphere car windshields, and…a slow news week.
Book Related Things
Check out Epic Reads’ Book Nerd’s Guide to San Francisco. It even includes the bookstore where I work…but FYI, don’t call it “San Fran.”
Rick Yancey warned you.
Actual stalker/author Kathleen Hale has gotten another book deal…to write about stalking her reviewer victim. Not cool.
Buzzfeed shares their favorite 2018 queer YA.
YA Onscreen Things
The differences in Willowdean and Bo’s relationship, between the book/movie versions of Dumplin’.
Buzzfeed’s favorite 2018 book adaptations.
15 fantasy TV adaptations that Vulture is excited about.
Social Media Things
Holly Black’s Christmas decorations, are, predictably badass.
Awesome thread from Maureen Johnson about a bigoted Truly Devious review.
My views on gender identity, pronoun neutrality, and homosexuality are that those are healthy things. To be otherwise would be a prejudiced asshole. I keep thinking about this review, and how anyone could consider these things a POSITION.
— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) January 3, 2019
Fuck yeah, diversity in representation!
116th Congress most diverse class in history!
Youngest woman elected ever
Youngest ever black congress woman
1st 2 Native American women 1st 2 Muslim women-1 took oath on Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the Koran
1st woman to wear a hijab
3 openly queer�� pic.twitter.com/pJ8QIIp4VQ
— Jackie Azúa Kramer (@JackieKramer422) January 4, 2019
Choose your own corporate adventure:
Since we are all in an interactive story mood thanks to #Bandersnach, I thought I’d get some help reading WOMAN UP THE CORPORATE LADDER. I’m sure it will have lots of great advice for working women! As long as I remember that no matter what happens, I only have myself to blame! pic.twitter.com/8BNB12eKN8
— Jordan Hamessley (@thejordache) January 2, 2019
This is excellent publishing advice.
It’s 2019! Remember:
• Publishing is a game of patience. If it was a heist movie, it’d be a “long con.”
• There’s no expiration date on your dream. Ignore the “I have to publish by age” nonsense you told yourself.
• You’re more than your book & your writing.
Good luck! ��
— Eric Smith (@ericsmithrocks) January 1, 2019
And, of course, cheers to a happy new year, from us!
Cheers to another year of books, booze, babes, and Brian! We’ve loved every minute of bringing you that good bookish content this year, and we look forward to all the books, TV, movies and more we’ll share with you in the coming year! ������������
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This tarot + therapy Twitter account is one of my favorite 2018 finds.
That’s all for this week! Did we miss anything? Does it seem like Friday snuck up on you, too? Let us know in the comments!