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Alice Oseman Says HEARTSTOPPER Season 2 Will Be A Bit Darker: Today in Books

Utah School District Flags the Bible and the Book of Mormon for “Sensitive Materials Review”

On Friday, in the Davis School District in Utah, a complaint was filed asking that the Book of Mormon, a religious text for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, be removed from the district’s libraries. The complaint is reminiscent of one filed in December against the Bible. Both complaints cited the passage of state legislation prohibiting “pornographic or indecent” materials in public school settings. Utah is not the first state where the Bible has been challenged. Similar complaints were filed in Texas, Florida, and Missouri.

Noah Baumbach to Publish First Book with Knopf

Filmmaker Noah Baumbach is set to publish his first book with Knopf. The writer-director’s currently untitled memoir was acquired in a highly competitive auction by Jordan Pavlin, Knopf SVP and Editor-in-Chief. Details about the book are still under wraps, but Baumbach is expected to examine key moments in his life and his relationship with the art of cinema. Noah Baumbach’s work can next be seen on screen this summer. He co-wrote the highly-anticipated new Barbie film with his partner Greta Gerwig.

Alice Oseman Says Heartstopper Season 2 Will Be “A Bit Darker”

At the 2023 Hay Festival of Literature & Arts, Heartstopper creator Alice Oseman gave fans an idea of what they can expect from the Netflix series adaptation’s second season. “Season two’s aim was to capture the joy and the magic of season one while also feeling that the characters have grown up and matured a little bit, so we’re exploring some things that are maybe a little bit darker than season one,” they said. Oseman also said fans can expect “more asexual and aromantic representation” in the character of Isaac Henderson (played by Tobie Donovan). Heartstopper season two premieres on August 3.

Professional Book Nerd vs. ChatGPT: Who Recommended Better?

Armed with some sample surveys and a ChatGPT login, our human bibliologist goes head-to-head with ChatGPT’s algorithms to recommend books.