Procrastination Pro-Tips: Oscar Noms, Jane The Virgin Spin-off, Plus A Library You Can Sleep In!

Procrastination Pro-Tips: Oscar Noms, Jane The Virgin Spin-off, Plus A Library You Can Sleep In!

Happy Friday. You’ve made it to the fourth Friday in January – how many of you are still sticking to your New Years resolutions? (I actually *am* so this prompt is really just an opening for me to brag on myself.) ANYWAYZ on to the links!

Book Related Things

Sarah Glenn Marsh talks about the importance of bi visibility in pop culture over at Penguin Teen.

A YA modern retelling of Anna Karenina called Anna K is coming out soon and has already been grabbed for a TV adaptation (and both will feature a Korean-American lead).

YA authors talk about who they’d invite to their dream dinner party.

Bustle has 15 books to read if you’ll miss Broad City (I will), and 9 YA books to read if you’re pumped about the Roswell, New Mexico reboot. (And based on the popularity of our first episode recap, YOU ARE PUMPED.)

How about some excerpts and cover reveals for this fine Friday? As if your TBR list isn’t long enough already!

First up: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by sisters Maika and Maritza Moulite

Next: This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura

And finally, YA-fantasy-meets-K-drama, Wicked Fox by Kat Cho, out June 25th.

Catch these book deals before they’re gone:

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (review)

Throne of Glass (review), Crown of Midnight (review) and Empire of Storms (review) by Sarah J. Maas

The Adventure Ends by Emma Mills (review)

The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders (review)

The Casquette Girls series by Alys Arden: The Casquette Girls (review) and The Romeo Catchers.

The Falconer (review) by Elizabeth May

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park (review)

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (review)

The Gold-Son by Carrie-Anne Noble (review)

Jackaby (review) by William Ritter

The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane (review)

Secondborn (review) by Amy A. Bartol

Uncanny by Sarah Fine (review)

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L. J. Smith

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (review)

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (review)

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson (review)

Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden (review)

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig (review)

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YA Onscreen Things

Oscar noms are out, and we have three words: YAY BLACK PANTHER!

The cast of Netflix’s adaptation of Let It Snow includes Kiernan Shipka, Shameik Moore (Into the Spiderverse), Odeya Rush (Dumplin), and Mitchell Hope.

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are set to star in a rom-com together! G I M M E !

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in February.

The CW has ordered a pilot for a Jane the Virgin spin-off called Jane the Novella, where each season follows a different novella story written by Jane Villanueva (who will narrate the show). 

Social Media Things

What’s your rap name? Mine’s Post Grind.

Hey, you gotta take care of #1, ya know?

Has there ever been more #relatable #content than this?

Wow it’s so nice to meet you Marshall welcome to internet fame

Miscellaneous Things

New FYA tourist spot: a 130-year-old library-turned-B&B that you can actually sleep in in Northern Wales.

A recent episode of Antiques Roadshow thinks some early edition Harry Potter books may be worth thousands of dollars.

Who knew there were so many ways to draw an X?

A list of things one woman actually want men to explain to her.

David Tennant is starting a podcast!

That’s all for this week! Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!