Happy Friday, y’all! On to the links!


Stephanie launched this year’s Grown-up Guide to Romance (Trope Edition) with her review of A Lady for a Duke, a friends to lovers romance.

In honor of Valentine’s Day coming up, we compiled a list of books to read if you love You’ve Got Mail.

Our recap of Last of Us: Episode 4.

Stephanie reviewed Shotgun Wedding because she loves us.

Book Reviews:

  • Mandy C. reviewed M.K. Lobb’s Seven Faceless Saints, featuring a bonus factor of “Mystery Solving.”
  • Mandy W. reviewed Nick Brooks’ Promise Boys, featuring a bonus factor of “Murder Club.”
  • Brian reviewed Eric Geron’s A Tale of Two Princes, featuring a bonus factor of “Long Lost Twin.”
  • Regina reviewed Sharon Hinck’s Forsaken Island, featuring a bonus factor of “Faith.”

Book-Related Things

The shared terrors of H.P. Lovecraft and Christopher Pike.

What makes a story comforting?

Onscreen Things

REE REE REE REE (that’s both an alert and the sound Garth makes when stabbing something): there’s a sequel to I Know What You Did Last Summer in the works with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. on board and, most importantly, Jenn Kaytin Robinson at the helm!! (And should this incite a rewatch of the original, reminder that we have a drinking game! Because we love you!)

I am SO ready to pack my bags for Girls Trip 2!!!

Quinta Brunson and Tyler James Williams will be lending their voices to the upcoming Harley Quinn Valentine’s Day special.

Harrison Ford is still a grump… and a national treasure.

Nicole Kidman and Jamie Lee Curtis are teaming up for an Amazon series based on Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta novels.

Why do people still balk at animation, and how can we change their minds?

Social Media Things

Sorry, future weddings: your invite will never top this.


Oh, we GET it (evidence here):

Take our money!!!

Our back to back review so you can do your own research:

Cool reading trick:

I mean, yeah, we get it:

We love you, Daddy (See also, our Last of Us recap):


yall liked the last pedro edit so here’s a parallel of 2 great shows #pedropascal #thelastofus #thelastofushbo #themandalorian

♬ original sound – kasia

Speaking of Last of Us (spoilers for episode 3!):

This description… (see also: Pride & Prejudice):


I genuinely love this book. She smiles and I laugh. #booktok #novel #literature #fyp

♬ original sound – Max

Please enjoy this sweet and wholesome entertainment (we say with legit zero sarcasm):


THE ICE CREAM MACHINE and THE HUMAN KABOOM are available at your favorite book store! #kidslit #booktok #creativity #goodvibes

♬ original sound – Adam Rubin

Miscellaneous Things

You can support A.S. King via this GoFundMe.

Pop quiz, hot shot. How well do you remember Y2K trends?

This (extensive!) piece on post-pandemic etiquette is now my bible.

Once again, the Little Rock Zoo is raising money this Valentine’s Day by letting you name a cockroach after your ex for $5 and then feeding that cockroach to a hornbill named Mayhem. Amazing.

Sarah lives in Austin, and believes there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure, which is part of why she started FYA in 2009. Growing up, she thought she was a Mary Anne, but she's finally starting to accept the fact that she's actually a Kristy.