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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on June 26 at 10:16 AM


Two open mics, a mystery starring “travel writer Poke Rafferty, his girlfriend Rose and adopted daughter Miaow,” and three other events going on tonight.

At Third Place Books, The Junie B. JonesŪ Stupid Smelly Bus Tour pulls into Lake Forest Park. Junie B. JonesŪ is a character starring in a series of books for first-to-third graders. I can’t help but think that Junie B. JonesŪ is a Ramona Quimby rip-off, only a lot more obsessed with bodily fluids and the like. Considering that Ramona Quimby was one of my childhood heroes, I can’t help but be all “get off my lawn” to the Junie B. JonesŪ fans.

At Town Hall, Andre Dubus III reads from his newest, The Garden of Last Days. (I know that Mr. Poe is excited for this one.) Jonathan Crimmins reviewed TGoLD for us in this week’s paper. It begins:

Those who have read Andre Dubus III’s House of Sand and Fog will find themselves in familiar territory with his second novel. Once again there’s a hard-luck lady, once again a good-hearted violence-prone schlep, and once again a Middle-Eastern man as the ripped-from-the-headlines hook.

And, at Elliott Bay Book Company, there’s another interesting fiction reading. Jonathan Miles, the cocktails columnist for the New York Times, reads from his debut novel, Dear American Airlines, which is a novel that takes the form of an immense letter of complaint written by a man stuck in an airport after a flight cancellation. It looks pretty interesting, and if the conceit doesn’t make you roll your eyes, it could very well be a book for you.

For upcoming readings, consult the full readings calendar.

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I'm yay.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 26, 2008 10:23 AM

Maybe like a month ago I think you mentioned a book called Couch that sounded like something I'd really enjoy. But since then I've found nothing else about it. Did I dream it up on slog?

Posted by Michelle | June 26, 2008 10:27 AM
Couch is a novel about three guys trying to move a couch out of an apartment--I'm actually really excited about that one.
Posted by Mr. Poe | June 26, 2008 10:31 AM

*By Benjamin Parzybok, mentioned by Paul in this post.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 26, 2008 10:35 AM

You are just like that Jim I Hate. I am not a Ripped Off! I got very quiet when you said that to me. If you maked a joke, I didn't even get that joke. So yuck to you!

Posted by junie b. | June 26, 2008 10:39 AM

@5 = best Slog comment ever.

Posted by Fnarf | June 26, 2008 10:42 AM

Naming your daughter Miaow=FAIL.

Posted by Jessica | June 26, 2008 10:45 AM

Having your daughter=FAIL.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 26, 2008 10:53 AM

Is naming your daughter Miaow worse than naming her Beezus? Ramona's parents were sadistic, man.

Posted by Cat Brother | June 26, 2008 11:12 AM

Wow this is reaching into the depths of childhood, but wasn't Beezus just a nickname for Beatrice?

Posted by spumomi | June 26, 2008 11:46 AM

Beatrice was too hard to enunciate.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 26, 2008 11:58 AM

Thanks, Poe.

Posted by Michelle | June 26, 2008 2:28 PM

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