Procrastination Pro-Tips: Yule/Jingle Bell Rock Edition

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.

L.L. McKinney’s A Blade So Black has been optioned for TV. (Plus also cover reveal for the follow-up, A Dream So Dark.)

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.

12 books for feminist children!

A few of Barnes & Nobles’ 2019 YA lists: most anticipated LGBTQ+, LGBTQ+ part II, and most anticipated debuts.


YA Onscreen Things

ICYMI: Let It Snow will be a Netflix movie, the hottest movie dads of 2018, You’ve Got Mail turns 20, and more!

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!



Netflix’s instagram top 9:





Instagram Top 9

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This little girl meets Michelle Obama:


This cat is all of us.



Miscellaneous Things

The rise of anxiety baking.

2018 wore us out.

Glitter bombs for package thieves. (GIF!)

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.