Happy…*checks notes* Saturday, everyone! (Pro Tips is late because it’s December, I work at a bookstore, and things like “time” and “space” no longer have any meaning and NO WE DON’T HAVE ANY MORE COPIES OF SALT FAT ACID HEAT, THEY’RE ON ORDER BUT THEY WON’T GET HERE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA)
Book Related Things
A crowdsourced travel guide to libraries around the world.
Preview Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks.
This is the most gorgeous little free library.
Profile on Celeste Ng, which includes the little tidbit of Julia Roberts starring in the adaptation of Everything I Never Told You.
YA Onscreen Things
TATBILB sequel announcement is real cute (as is Lana’s hair).
On Penny Marshall and the iconic piano scene from Big.
7 trans performers share the challenges they still face and their hopes for the future.
Movies starring women earn more than male-led films.
The styling for Aladdin looks terrible, although thankfully slightly better in the movie stills than the EW cover. But still not great.
Into the Spider-Verse has some delightful Christmas songs because why not, including “Spidey Bells” by Chris Pine. (Which should make this soundtrack Oscar eligible, right?)
Do Your Fave Rom-Com Grand Gestures Hold Up?
Social Media Things
Beautiful YA fan art!
Oh my. I just found these illustrations that I used to draw for my reviews. I had totally forgotten about them! �� (These would be from about 2 – 3 years ago!)
I thought I’d share them all with you. I particularly like the one I did for THE ROSE SOCIETY. �� pic.twitter.com/UgWOx6sj1h
— cw, of the quiet pond & no peak clan �� (@artfromafriend) December 16, 2018
��Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet Jingle around the clock Mix and a-mingle in the jingling beat That’s the jingle bell rooooock�� Today’s fun activity- learn the Mean Girls Jingle Bell Rock dance. �������� Name something more festive than that? I’ll wait. (Can legit think of 7 more festive things already) I’m doing it. Dulcie was a bit sick last night, but I’m gonna try and Kris Jenner her into it too. . Stay tuned. [$110 + p&h] . . @thereallacey @lindsaylohan @mingey
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Netflix’s instagram top 9:
This little girl meets Michelle Obama:
Go head on.
Let your little heart explode.pic.twitter.com/EtwCcHq2y9
— Jarrett Hill (@JarrettHill) December 18, 2018
Can ppl stop publishing so many fabulous books??? I literally cannot read u all and it’s rude
— SANTAgonist ���� (@Savantagonist) December 19, 2018
This cat is all of us.
My cat did not want to be at the vet today. So he kept sticking his head in this trash hole. I died. pic.twitter.com/Q3z4YoJJMa
— Ashly Perez (@itsashlyperez) December 19, 2018
The rise of anxiety baking.
2018 wore us out.
Influencers are posting fake sponsored content to inflate their status in order to get actual sponsors. That seems like a LOT of effort.
Excellent coats on irritated women, a tribute.
That’s it for this week! Did we miss anything? Off to my last bookstore shift of the season…pray for me, I beg you.