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The “Culture War” Designation is Journalistic Negligence: Book Censorship News, December 2, 2022

A weakening journalism industry is one arm of the octopus which has allowed book bans and censorship to thrive in the current environment. It’s not just the loss of local news, though. Further contributing is the insistence of calling book censorship a matter of “culture war.” Censorship is not, nor has it ever been, a culture war. A “culture war” is what happens between two (or more) factions working to assert dominance for their belief system. Keeping to this part of the definition, censorship might fall under the umbrella of the term. But “culture war” describes more than a fringe...

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December 2022 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations

Reading the Stars by Book Riot, available now from AbramsAn original and entertaining mashup of literature and astrology for book lovers and star-watchers alike.Reading the Stars opens with an introduction to astrology, teaching you how to read your sign, what your rising sign is, and more. Then it takes that information a step further, allowing you to learn even more about yourself in a new way answering key questions: What protagonist embarks on a journey that tempts you to join them? What author also shares your sign and speaks to those traits?What you will learn in Reading the Stars will...

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Anniversary Editions of YA Novels Perfect for Gifting

There’s nothing we love more than a fantastic edition of a great YA book, and with so many amazing books out there, it’s become quite the cornucopia of lovely anniversary and special editions! Anniversary and special editions often come with gorgeous new or revamped covers, exclusive content in the form of author interviews or commentary, and sometimes even bonus content like short stories! Many even have some jaw-dropping design elements that we are obsessed with, so it makes sense that these editions are ideal for gifting! No matter the occasion, we hope that you’ll find the perfect special edition to...

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An Absolutely Serious Guide to Fantasy Transportation

Worldbuilding is one of the most important parts of fantasy, and one of the best parts of worldbuilding is working out how the characters get from A to B. Fantasy transportation doesn’t just add texture to a story; it can be a crucial part of the plot, and can also reveal a lot about character. For example, we learn a new side to the Percy Jackson series’ Thalia Grace when, during a flying chariot ride, we discover that this bold daughter of Jupiter is afraid of heights. Ideally, fantasy transport does all three, as in Neverwhere, where the characters are...

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Can You Guess These Famous Books From Their AI-Generated Covers?

I’ve been making a few of these cover quizzes lately, from guessing the book by its first edition cover to pixelated sci fi books to Lego-style fantasy novel covers and even covers by their color palette. They’re a lot of fun, so I’ve been keeping an eye out for other variations on this theme that I can play with. So, when I saw that Canva had an experimental new AI-generated art feature (called “Text to Image”), I decided to see what it did with book covers. The first couple were very promising, as you’ll see, and then in several others…it...

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Stock up on Audiobooks with Libro.fm’s Shop Small Sale

The holiday shopping season is already in full swing and you might be shopping for a book lover. Maybe that book lover is you! No matter who you're shopping for, if you're looking for ways to shop small this season, check out Libro.fm's Shop Small sale. For a limited time, you can purchase credit bundles at a discount, plus there are hundreds of top-rated audiobooks on sale, too. But wait! There's more! If you're a Libro.fm member, you get 30% off all a la carte audiobook purchases - even on sale prices! So that $7.99 audiobook? It’s $5.59 for members...

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The New York Times Releases 100 Notable Books for 2022

The paper of record has released their newest list of top books for the year. Selected by the staff of the New York Times Book Review, 100 books are celebrated as being notable additions to shelves. Spanning five categories, including Fiction/Poetry, Nonfiction, Memoir, History, and Science, the books showcase a wide range of genres, styles, and voices. Among the top 100 notable books include: You can dig into the full list, as well as the reasons behind their inclusion, right here. Today In Books Newsletter Sign up to Today In Books to receive daily news and miscellany from the world...

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