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Aubrey Plaza and Dan Murphy Return to Delaware to Promote New Book: Today in Books

Rolling Stone Announces Their Picks for Best Music Books of 2022

Rolling Stone has named their picks for the best music books of 2022. Included in the list is Joe Coscarelli’s Rap Capital: An Atlanta Story, Hua Hsu’s Stay True: A Memoir, and Danyel Smith’s Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop. You can see the full list — which was chosen by Rolling Stone reporters Jonathan Bernstein, David Browne, Andy Greene, Jeff Ihaza, Angie Martoccio, Michelangelo Matos, Mosi Reeves, Rob Sheffield, and Lisa Tozzie — at Rolling Stone.

Aubrey Plaza and Dan Murphy Return to Delaware to Promote New Book

Aubrey Plaza and her creative partner Dan Murphy, both Delaware natives, returned to their home state this week to promote their new children’s book The Return of the Christmas Witch. This picture book is a sequel to last year’s The Legend of the Christmas Witch. Despite the dreary weather, over 300 people showed up for the duo’s book reading and signing. As for the future of the series, Plaza and Murphy said at the event that they’d like to write a third book, and they would love to see the film get a live-action adaptation someday. “I just think it’s fun…and maybe I could get a part,” said Plaza.

Joely Richardson Joins Cast of Netflix’s One Day Adaptation

Joely Richardson has joined the cast of Netflix’s drama adaptation of David Nicholls’s bestselling novel One Day. Previously announced cast members in the series include Ambika Mod, Leo Woodall, and Eleanor Tomlinson. Mod and Woodall play leads Emma and Dexter. The story follows Emma and Dexter’s on-again/off-again relationship throughout their lifetime. Tomlinson plays Sylvie, one of Dexter’s exes. Richardson’s role in the series has yet to be announced.

What I Learned from Reading an Awards Longlist for the First Time

What happened when a reader who likes a good challenge set out to read the entire National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction?