Daily Read (5/6/16)

Amazon is working on show Strange New Things, based on Michael Faber’s novel The Book of Strange New Things. Netflix has a show called Stranger Things premiering later this year, and I can predict with confidence that I will second guess myself and double check which is which every single time I read about one of them.

I’m not saying this in a bad way, at all, but I can’t believe there’s a big actual movie based on a Mary Downing Hahn book. That just . . . doesn’t feel like a thing that happens in the world we live in. I hope you do well, Wait Till Helen Comes!

There’s movement on the Crazy Rich Asians movie – Jon M. Chu is in talks to direct – and I’ve heard enough good stuff that I just added myself to the hold list at the library. Regardless, I’m excited at the prospect of a big movie that – we assume! We hope! – cannot be whitewashed.

It’s Friday. Let’s watch people make dragons.