In this week’s random shenanigans, Lupe is currently cooped up with essays and other scholarly duties while I’m jumping up happily after passing my certification exam for Content Marketing from Hubspot (I’ll have to try again next May to renew, but for now…).
BUT WE’RE ON SPRING BREAK NOW. I will now promptly hide in a hole and everything shall resume in like a week. Blogging wise, not social media-wise.
Also… NEWS! For the past couple of months, I and many others joined Stay Bookish to create a YA literary magazine! I’m extremely happy to be contributing as part of the marketing and writing team. So to start off with this week’s news…
Stay Bookish Zine released its logo on Twitter! Check it out, and be sure to follow us on Twitter (@staybookishzine) for updates as we get closer to release day. Plus, every day until release day, we’re revealing hints about the first issue! Be sure to follow #SBZReveals for the questions.
Get a first look at Mary Poppins Returns with Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins. Videos on the blog do come out as really big. (And then my coding skills are limited as I can’t really figure out what to with the coding so it comes out smaller and not overflowing the page.)
Here’s a clip from the newest Power Rangers movie coming out THIS month!
The hype is on for Beauty and the Beast releasing NEXT week! Have you seen the music video for the theme song yet?
Okay, time for a break from the videos before we go back to talking about Beauty and the Beast again. Huge congratulations to Angie Thomas for recently hitting #1 on the NYT Bestsellers list for her debut, The Hate U Give! Take a peek at the synopsis:
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, Khalil’s death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Starr’s best friend at school suggests he may have had it coming. When it becomes clear the police have little interest in investigating the incident, protesters take to the streets and Starr’s neighborhood becomes a war zone. What everyone wants to know is: What really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could destroy her community. It could also endanger her life.
And back to Beauty and the Beast. The movie recently released a new song by Josh Groban called Evermore.
Okay, that’s enough videos this week. So… there’s going to be a Mean Girls novel, based on the movie. I hated the movie, guys. I just don’t get why everyone loves that movie so much. But if you do like the movie, what are your thoughts on a novel adaptation?
To finish this off, have you seen the cover of the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban yet?
Have a fabulous week, book nerds! ^_^