Here’s what we’ve been reading this week:
And for the mystery-lovers, Mystery Fanfare wrote up a list of thirty Fourth of July-themed mystery novels.
Well, this is exciting: Starz is developing American Gods for television, with Bryan Fuller and Michael Green as showrunners.
Ugh The Notebook. Lindy West rips it apart over at Jezebel, which is a little bit like shooting fish in a barrel, but is also hilarious:
Ne'er one to be friendzoned, the Goz comes up with a charming scheme to win her over (Approach #1710: The Borderline Personality Disorder Gambit). He simply climbs on to the spokes of a moving Ferris Wheel and threatens to throw himself into the deadly, grinding machinery unless she agrees to go on a date with him! Cute!!! Instead of fucking screaming in terror at the mentally ill stranger coercing her into touching his penis by blaming her for his imminent gory public suicide (THE ULTIMATE NEG) and then waiting for the police to arrive after which Gosling can hopefully get the psychiatric and emotional help he needs, Rachel McAdams is like, "Okey dokey! But I'm getting an appeteaser AND an entree!!!"
J.K. Rowling’s hand-drawn plotting spreadsheet for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is fascinating.
Tina Fey is apparently working on some untitled witch movie with Disney, but contrary to early reports it isn’t Hocus Pocus 2. Although it looks like that is also in development? So I guess best case scenario we could get both a Hocus Pocus sequel and a new Tina Fey witch movie, which sounds like a great result to me.
And now it’s time to start the weekend! Have an amazing time!