Books Reading Tonight
posted by April 4 at 9:45 AMon
A book about rapidly dying polar bears and three other readings going on tonight.
First up, at University Temple United Methodist Church, Isabel Allende is taking part in a discussion and Q&A on her newest book, Sum of Our Days, about the death of her daughter. I haven’t read this one, but a few days ago on Slog, a discussion broke out about books on grief. This is probably a good book about grief. Allende can be a spotty writer, but she’s one of the few writers I know who actually gets better when she gets emotional.
At Elliott Bay Book Company, R.V. Branham (and ‘friends’) will be reading from Curse and Berate in 69+ Languages. Note the clever use of the ‘69,’ which is both a number and a sexual position. Get it? It’s so naughty!
And at Town Hall, Gayle Greene reads from Insomiac, which is all about insomniacs. This looks like a really interesting one, to me, and also it seems like a good place to meet fellow insomniacs. There could be sleepless, bleary-eyed, slightly grumpy romance a-bloomin’, if you play your cards right tonight.
Full readings calendar, including the next week or so, here.