Happy New Year’s Eve my book-lovin’ buddies! Midnight is a lot of hours until now, so here’s some dishy internet distractions to help you make it through what will probably be the longest working Friday of all time.


Don’t miss this week’s fresh serving of piping hot Book Reports:

Plus, check out Brian’s all new Stream It post for Miracle Workers Season 3 starring the person I will now refer to as Danny Raddy.

Book-Related Things

Why it’s okay if you didn’t read this year (and what to do about it, according to BookRiot).

San Diego is getting an all-romance bookstore, making it the third of its kind in the US.

EW has an interview with Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli on what inspired Here’s To Us.

First look at Karen McManus’ next on-campus thriller, due out in August.

EW’s top ten romance novels of 2021 – did your faves make the cut?

The 20 best young adult novels of 2021 – according to Goodreads.

Onscreen Things

Season 2 of Bridgerton finally gets a release date: Friday, March 25th!

11 K-Dramas With Strong Women Characters & Empowering Storylines

Every Leonardo DiCaprio movie ranked.

This week brought us lots of end of year lists, including EW’s best TV performances of the year and best film scenes of 2021.

Multimedia Things

I need whatever fairy godmother anti-aging serums these two are using because WOW:

Channeling The Rest of Us Just Live Here energy for 2022.

Real talk: those people on that airplane will never know I was reading Ice Planet Barbarians:


Celebrating our 2021 accomplishments to ring in the new year. 

The case for casting a hot Wickham. (Have you weighed in on our Pride & Prejudice Deathmatch yet?)

Chuck Tingle, a man who gives the people what they want.

Fifty Shades copying Twilight‘s homework.

Thoughts while running through the woods.

Did someone say Get Over It? We have a Highly Scientific Analysis for that

Miscellaneous Things

Wayne Thiebaud, painter of tasty business and colorful landscapes (my favorite painter), died at age 101 this week.

Everything by Olivia Nuzzi is worth reading, but her piece on Dr. Oz’s Senate run is masterful (and hilarious)

In Search of Himbos: do they exist outside of Magic Mike films?

What’d we miss? Drop your fave distractions in the comments.

Rosemary lives in Little Rock, AR with her husband and cocker spaniel. At 16, she plucked a copy of Sloppy Firsts off the "New Releases" shelf and hasn't stopped reading YA since. She is a brand designer who loves tiki drinks, her mid-century modern house, and obsessive Google mapping.