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Teaser Trailer Released for Guillermo del Toro’s PINOCCHIO

Teaser Trailer Released for Guillermo del Toro’s PINOCCHIO

Guillermo del Toro animated version of Pinocchio, inspired by Gris Grimly’sillustrated edition of the book, was announced in 2018. It stars Ewan McGregor as Cricket (the narrator), and other announced cast members include Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton. Geppetto will be voiced by David Bradley and Pinocchio by Gregory Mann. [embedded content][embedded content] The trailer is less than a minute long, and reveals little about the specifics of the movie other than the animation style. It will be released on Netflix December 2022. Find more news and stories of interest from the book world in Breaking in Books. Today In Books...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 23, 2022

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 23, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler for $2.99 The Daughters Of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War by Catherine Grace Katz for $2.99 The Historians by Cecelia Eckbäck for $1.99 The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan for $2.99 The End of Everything by Megan Abbott for $3.99 Binti by Nnedi Okorafor for $1.99 Human Acts by Han Kang for $4.99 Range by David Epstein for...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 22, 2022

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 22, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Binti by Nnedi Okorafor for $1.99 Human Acts by Han Kang for $4.99 Range by David Epstein for $2.99 The Book of Essie by Meghan Maclean Weir for $4.99 A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean for $1.99 Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris for $1.99 The Bat (Harry Hole #1) by Jo Nesbø for $1.99 The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden for $1.99 Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao for $2.99 Mort by Terry Pratchett for $1.99 The Empress of...

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Thích Nhất Hạnh, Buddhist Monk, Activist, and Author, Dies at 95

Thích Nhất Hạnh, Buddhist Monk, Activist, and Author, Dies at 95

Beloved Buddist monk, peace activist, and prolific spiritual author Thích Nhất Hạnh died at exactly midnight January 22, 2022, at the Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam. He was 95 years old. Nhất Hạnh, born in Vietnam, founded the Plum Village Tradition, the inspiration for engaged Buddhism. That term was coined by Nhất Hạnh in his book Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire. This socially-engaged Buddhism, which encourages an individual’s role in creating change, was the core of Nhất Hạnh’s life. He advocated for nonviolent solutions to conflict and ethical treatment toward animals, among other ecological and humanitarian efforts....

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 20, 2022

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 20, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals State of Terror by Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton for $6.99 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami for $1.99 Sistersong by Lucy Holland for $4.99 Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri for $2.99 Wonderland by Zoje Stage for $2.99 The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys for $2.99 The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel for $2.99 Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor for $1.99 The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton for $6.99 The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes for $2.99 A Dying Fall...

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Little Free Library’s Action Book Club has an Environmental Theme in 2022

Little Free Library’s Action Book Club has an Environmental Theme in 2022

Since 2017, Little Free Library has run the Action Book Club, a book club where “participants read books on timely topics, engage in lively discussions, and take part in meaningful—and fun—group service projects to benefit their communities.” Participants sign up their local group, read a book on the topic, do a service project based on the theme, and then share their story online to encourage others to do the same. Action Book Club has 1,400 registered clubs and 65,000 members of all ages in 45 countries, and they’ve announced that their theme for 2022 will be In Our Nature, “honoring...

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High Plains Library District Programming Policy Welcomes Censorship

High Plains Library District Programming Policy Welcomes Censorship

“We need to remain neutral in all that we do.” Those words emerged during a long board meeting in mid-November of the High Plains Library District (HPLD) in Colorado. The Board’s focus that evening was to reevaluate and update various library policies of the district, including the Programming Policy (beginning at page 111), which hadn’t been updated since April 2015. One of the meeting attendees pointed out language in the newly updated policy that she felt was controversial (minute 50). This lead to the emphasis that libraries are neutral and should therefore not offer programming that doesn’t afford “both sides”...

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Xiran Jay Zhao Auctions Signed Book They Sat On and Raises Over $1,000

Xiran Jay Zhao Auctions Signed Book They Sat On and Raises Over $1,000

Xiran Jay Zhao, author of the New York Times bestselling YA sci fi book Iron Widow, is well known for their social media presence, particular on TikTok. On January 8th, they posted a TikTok of themselves sitting on a “throne” made of copies of Iron Widow. Soon, they began receiving comments joking about wanting to own one of the copies they sat on. Zhao began to notice this trend: “Then I saw the same sentiment expressed multiple times across my social media platforms. That was when I was all ‘OH NO, Y’ALL NEED JESUS.’ But at the same time, I...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 16, 2022

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 16, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl for $2.99 I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron for $1.99 Mirage by Somaiya Daud for $2.99 Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane for $1.99 Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce for $4.99 Sophia Khan Is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik for $0.99 Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks for $1.99 You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero for $3.99 I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown for...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 15, 2022

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 15, 2022

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks for $1.99 You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero for $3.99 I'm Still Here by Austin Channing Brown for $2.99 The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley for $2.99 The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms for $1.99 At The End of the Matinee by Keoochiro Hirano for $1.99 Skyward by Brandon Sanderson for $2.99 An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena for $1.99 Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha for $2.99 Me by...

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