Our first Pro-Tips of a whole, shiny, brand-spanking-new year! Let’s dive in.


We revealed the results of our 2022 Best Books Reader Poll…can you guess the winning book?

Don’t miss the round up of FYA’s top ten most visited posts in 2022.

New month, new book club selection! Check out the discussion questions for Scythe.

Plus, Mandy C. reviewed Gleanings, a collection of short stories from the Arc of the Scythe series.

And don’t miss her Stream It of The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself!

Book-Related Things

What’s the First Line of the First Book You’re Reading in 2023?

In this week’s WTF publishing news, “The Book Community Thought This Author Died. Now, It Seems Her Suicide Was a Hoax“.

The countdown is on until SPARE comes out, and people are already losing it.

Onscreen Things

36 TV Shows We Can’t Wait to See in 2023

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are starring in an Ocean’s 11 prequel!

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey featured on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter and inside photo spread for The Last of Us here, here and here.

Oh, and pertaining to the above, a cute video of the two of them playing a round of “The Last Time I…”

The trailer for Emily, starring Sex Education‘s Emma Mackey as Emily Brontë is here!

A list of 8 Sci-Fi adaptations currently in the works!

A great TikTok on the way the costume designer of Glass Onion used masks to inform the characters in the arrival scene – beware of spoilers, obviously!


Glass Onion costume designer Jenny Eagan did something that I have never seen in a film yet, and that is incorporate masks in her costumes (who is wearing them, what kind of mask, and how they are wearing them) in order to communicate details about each of the characters in this wild ensemble. . I absolutely loved this movie, and I loved Jenny’s intentional costume design choices. The costumes in this movie were so fun and I loved how even something as small as masks really played a part in the storytelling. Which Glass Onion character do you think is the best dressed? Benoit Blanc, Miles Bron, Andi Brand, Claire Debella, Lionel Toussaint, Birdie Jay, Duke, Whiskey, or Peg? I personally thought all of Andi’s looks were absolutely phenomenal. . . . #glassonion #knivesout #knivesoutglassonion #rianjohnson #jennyeagan #glassonionmovie #rianjohnsonwhodunnit #benoitblanc #costumedesign #costumedesigndetails #costumedesignanalysis

♬ Bach, small fugue in G minor piano solo(1085869) – pianocafe Kumi

Social Media Things

Miscellaneous Things

Gossip was the saving grace of 2022.

A very interesting TikTok on Tippi Hendren and the history of Vietnamese nail salons.

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.