Books Reading Today: Early Edition
posted by October 25 at 8:00 AMon
I’m putting this post up early for very selfish reasons: At 11 o’clock today, I will be at the Richard Hugo House, interviewing Matt Ruff about everything under the sun. You should throw on some clothes—you don’t even have to shower until later today; I won’t tell anyone, I promise—and come on down to the Hugo House to watch. Ruff is local, but he doesn’t make a whole lot of appearances in town. And his body of work—a multiple-personality love story, a fucked-up spy story, a sci-fi rebuttal of Atlas Shrugged—begs all kind of questions. I hope to see you there.
Later in the day, Michelle Goodman reads at Elliott Bay Book Company from My So Called Freelance Life. This means there could very well be a roomful of freelance writers, which is kind of a scary idea.
Then there are two readings by lonely ladies. Theo Pauline Nestor is at the Ballard Branch of the Seattle Public Library reading from How to Sleep Alone in a King Sized Bed, which is an allegedly humorous book about divorce. And Wendy Kays reads at Newberry Books from her book Game Widow, which is a book for women whose husbands spend too much time playing video games. Perhaps these two authors should do a tag-team reading and figure out who is worse off. I think maybe they both spend a little too much time thinking about men, for what it’s worth.
The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.