Inspired by the lovely Emily’s new blog I thought I’d start doing a weekly link up. I love link ups and am always hanging out for Field Trip Friday over at YA Highway.

My week elsewhere.

Simmone Howell revealed the US cover for Girl Defective and it is STUNNING. I think it completely captures the book and in such a beautiful way.

“…the thing I keep chasing and want to repeat over and over again is that feeling when you wrote something good.” The National dropped this quote in an interview with The Guardian and I’m gonna stick it on my wall.

The Digital Writer’s Festival (an offshoot of the Emerging Writer’s Festival) launched their program.

Danielle Binks gave us the Australian answer to the Alex Awards. The award is given to adult books that would appeal to teen readers.

Dahlia of The Daily Dahlia asked for under the radar recommendations and #undertheradarYA blew up on Twitter and on my TBR. Clear Eyes Full Shelves and The Daily Dahlia have some great roundups of the books you may have missed.

Sarah McCarry at The Rejectionist continues her powerful series on writers working with mental illness.

My husband just showed me this amazing (and beautifully animated) talk by Dr Brené Brown on Empathy vs Sympathy.

And, of course, The Fault in Our Stars trailer launched this week!

How am I going to make it through the movie? I’m worried I’ll detach like I did with The Hunger Games (Rue!) and miss the glorious, crushing feels. But I’m sure I’ll be sobbing the entire time. Who wants to come with me?