Books Reading Tonight
posted by April 1 at 9:56 AMon
Three readings tonight, for fans of mysteries, horror-themed science fiction, and, um, hearts.
At noon, Lisa Lutz is doing a signing at Seattle Mystery Bookshop with her new book, Curse of the Spellmans. This is apparently a series about a family of private detectives. I know some people who really like this book, and they’re people that I like and whose book tastes I generally trust. Go figure.
At the University of Washington, Karen Matthews is reading from her book Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Psychobiological Origins of Cardiovascular Disease. In the calendar, I wrote that this book “is all about how you’re fucking your heart over years before your first heart attack,” and I will forever listen to Karen Matthews if she refers to her book in exactly those terms: I think more people would pay attention to public health warnings if they were cuss-filled. (C. Everett Koop says: “Don’t fucking smoke, you fucking stupid dumbasses!” And so on.)
Finally, at the University Bookstore, Jim Butcher reads from his tenth (!) volume in the Harry Dresden Files, Small Favor. It’s a private investigator series set in a world where fantasy mixes with reality. Here is an excerpt, from the beginning of chapter three. Quite a bit more is here, at Jim Butcher’s website.
And you’re sure they were faeries?” Bob the Skull asked.
I scowled. “How many other things get their blood set on fire when it touches iron and steel, Bob? Yes, I think I know a faerie when I get my nose broken by one.”
Full readings calendar, including the next week or so, here.