Books Reading Today
posted by June 28 at 10:00 AMon
It is a packed-with-readings Saturday including an open mic, a children’s book about an elephant, and a book about utopia.
At Seattle Mystery Bookshop, James Rollins signs from his newest book, The Last Oracle. That’s not an important fact about James Rollins. An important fact about James Rollins is that he wrote the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull novelization. If, like me, you left that movie wanting to hold someone accountable, this is probably your only chance to meet someone even tangentially related to the movie. If you go, make sure to ask him if he rolled his eyes while reading the script as much as you did while watching the movie.
At Borders, Jeff Dwyer signs his newest book, the Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Seattle and Puget Sound. I’ve met several ghost hunters, and I find them to be incredibly entertaining people. This could be an amusing way to spend a half hour or so in the afternoon if you happen to be downtown.
And at Elliott Bay Book Company, Gary Vaynerchuck reads from his book 101 Wines Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World. I can’t read that title without assuming that ‘Thunder’ here implies ‘gas.’ What a weird title. Do you think that Vaynerchuck is always referring to things that he likes as “bringing thunder?” Maybe we should popularize it.
Full readings calendar, including the next week or so, can be found over on our books page.