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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on September 10 at 10:04 AM


Oh, there are readings tonight. There are readings a-plenty.

Local authors Garth Stein, Jennie Shortridge, and Thor Hanson will be at Fremont Place Books tonight, talking about the craft of storytelling. There’s also a reception after the discussion. I think Fremont Place Books is a lovely bookstore and they should have more events, if just to give people more opportunities to go visit with them.

Out at Queen Anne Books, Mary Daheim reads from Vi Agara Falls, which I refuse to italicize, as it is such a bad title.

Up at Third Place Books, Glenda Burgess reads from The Geography of Love, which is a memoir about love and cancer and other horrible things. Lawney Reyes is at the University Book Store with B Street, which is a history about the smutty, seamy underbelly of the construction of the Coulee Dam. Apparently, lots of prostitutes were involved. Both of these readings look good.

At Town Hall, Nena Baker discusses The Body Toxic, which is about household chemicals and cancer. If you go, you will probably hear something awful about Febreze that you didn’t want to know. I’ve always suspected Febreze is a ginormous cancer threat.

And at Elliott Bay Book Company, Vincent Bugliosi, who wrote Helter Skelter, reads from his newest book, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. This book wound up on the New York Times Bestseller List without any assistance from a major publisher’s advertising budget, which is pretty impressive. I can’t imagine that this reading would be boring.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.

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Will any of these be canceled? I'm so pissed.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 10, 2008 10:21 AM

Febreze is disgusting. I'm sick of all these products designed to cover up smells. How about this? Clean regularly, dispose of all trash promptly, and, get this, your house won't smell.

Posted by keshmeshi | September 10, 2008 10:54 AM

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