Question of the week: What’s the best holiday romcom you’ve watched so far this year? My fave so far has been The Noel Diary.

Also, happy Christmas Eve Eve to you, if you celebrate!


Kandis enjoyed the glossy Something from Tiffany’s, a worthy new addition to the holiday romcom movie queue, and wrote about it in this week’s Stream It.

And in this week’s Book Reports:

Book-Related Things

The somewhat depressing 2022 publishing industry salary survey from Publisher’s Weekly shows not much has changed in the last few years. (Related: The Harper Collins strike continues.)

Perfect for this time of year: “YA Novels of Hope.

Appropriately related to my BR this week, Jennifer Lynn Barnes has been making the rounds to promote the new prequel book, The Brothers Hawthorne.

Here’s a sneak peek of the book.

Author Ashley Hope Pérez speaks out against book banning.

Pantone’s color of the year for 2023 is Viva Magenta; here are some book covers that match.

“The Most Borrowed Books From New York Public Library in 2022.”

Here’s a roundup of the 2022 lists for the best books for children and teens. (We also have a list. And a poll!)

Onscreen Things

This looks outrageous.

Per the showrunners, season two of Shadow and Bone will adapt multiple Grishaverse novels, but which ones, exactly, will be a surprise.

Multimedia Things

Hallmark … what did you do?


is that time of the year and if you get this video you have my respects 😏

♬ sonido original – SAM VAZQUEZ

(Check out our Mean Girls HSA here.)

A worthy holiday decor addition to Chris Pine trees and Wreaths Witherspoon.


Miscellaneous Things

What’d we miss? Add your fave distractions of the week in the comments.

Mandy (she/her) is a manager at a tech company who lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, son, and dogs. She loves superheroes and pretty much any show or movie with “Star” in the name.