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Field Trip Friday: July 22, 2016

Hello! Welcome to Field Trip Friday! (Because, Field Trip Saturday just doesn't quite have the same ring to it, right?) Here are all the most notable links we've come across in the last week:

Stephen Colbert crashed the Republican National Convention dressed as Caesar Flickerman from The Hunger Games, and it was every bit as legendary as it sounds.

Brandy Colbert discussed diversity in YA at Bookriot, featuring lots of great book recommendations to add to your to read list.

Need a story that will make you smile? Victoria Carlin had a twitter crush on the charmingly nerdy tweets from Waterstones bookstore's official twitter account... and four years later, they've just gotten married. (With bonus Pokemon references, just in case you thought it couldn't get any more awesome.)

This author who you might have heard of called Stephanie Meyer has just announced her next book, an adult thriller called The Chemist.

Think you know your books well enough to work at The Strand Bookstore? Since the 1970s, they've included a literary matching quiz as part of their job application form. Try a few of their past quizzes out here and see if you've got what it takes.

Check out Publishers Weekly's sneak previews for Children's and YA coming out in Spring 2017.

Milo Yiannopoulos incited his followers to tweet racism and abuse at Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones and Twitter responded by banning him permanently. Good riddance!

The film adaptation of Everything, Everything now has a director, Stella Meghie!

Want to read something totally creepy and thoroughly awesome? Pre-order Bleeding Earth by our own Kaitlin Ward!

It turns out Florence Welch of Florence and The Machine is an avid reader! Check out her weird and wonderful literary picks and some of the beautiful bookstores she's visited here.

Harry Potter fans gathered in a Muggle Mob outside Scholastic's New York offices to celebrate the upcoming release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Roxane Gay and Ta-Nehisi Coates are co-writing a superhero series for Marvel!

Hope you're having an excellent weekend!

Leila Austin

Leila lives in Middle Earth, also known as New Zealand, and writes YA fantasy.

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Item Reviewed: Field Trip Friday: July 22, 2016 Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Leila Austin