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Amina Akhtar Reveals Cover of New Novel to Be Published by Mindy’s Book Studio

Amina Akhtar revealed the cover of her new novel coming from Mindy Kaling’s imprint Mindy’s Book Studio. Akhtar’s Almost Surely Dead follows a Pakistani American woman who disappears after a string of bizarre incidents. “Isn’t it beautiful?” Ahktar tweeted about the cover. “I’m beyond excited to have the @Mindykaling stamp of approval on this one!” Almost Surely Dead will be out on February 6, 2024.

Dune: Part Two Releases Second Official Trailer

The second official trailer for Dune: Part Two has been released. The trailer, which runs for a full three minutes, reveals Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) and Chani (Zendaya) warring against the evil Harkonnens. The footage also shows Paul wrestling with being worshiped as a prophet, and it reveals a first look at Christopher Walken’s scheming Emperor. Dune: Part Two releases in theaters on November 3.

Study Shows Childhood Reading Habits Boost Brain and Mental Health in Teens

A recent study reveals that childhood reading for pleasure can enhance cognitive and mental health during adolescence. The research involved over 10,000 young adolescents from the U.S., and results showed that an optimal reading duration of 12 hours per week contributes to improved brain structure and mental health. Reading over 12 hours per week appeared to have no additional benefits. Professor Jianfeng Feng from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and the University of Warwick, UK, said, “We encourage parents to do their best to awaken the joy of reading in their children at an early age. Done right, this will not only give them pleasure and enjoyment, but will also help their development and encourage long-term reading habits, which may also prove beneficial into adult life.”

Bookish Pride Mugs for Celebrating All Year Long

Pour your equalitea into these excellent bookish pride mugs all year long.