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BIG LITTLE LIES Season Two Is Happening: Today in Books

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Big Little Lies Season Two Is Officially Happening

HBO made it official–the network announced that Big Little Lies,¬†based on the bestselling novel by Liane Moriarty, is returning for a second season. The season will span seven episodes starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, and will be directed entirely by Andrea Arnold. The first season of the show covered all of the original material in the book, but auditions are underway for four new characters appearing next season.

The First Jurassic World Trailer Is Out

Dino DNA! We got a look at the first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the new movie in the Michael Crichton adaptation franchise. The sequel follows a rescue op to save the dinosaurs from Isla Nublar, which is about to explode, as the trailer exposition tells us. Revisit Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, and who could forget Jeff Goldblum as sharp-as-a-tack Ian Malcolm? Lots of explosions, and cardio, and dinosaurs both big and small (and deadly).

These Books Could Be Worth A Pretty Penny

Quick! To the shelves! A roundup of valuable books you might have at home priced a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone at ¬£50,000 (about $67,000)…but it has to be a hardcover with the numbers 1-10 printed on the title page. Check out the list to find out how much a first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit or Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit will get you.