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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on October 28 at 10:07 AM


There are a lot of readings about various things tonight.

At Town Hall, Bruce Barcott will be talking with Dave Uberuaga, the Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent. They will be discussing the chances that Mount Rainier will explode and kill us all in a Northwest-specific version of Armageddon. Perhaps an oil driller will save us all when the time comes. Wouldn’t that be ironic?

Up at Third Place Books, Kirby Larson reads from The Bobbies, which is about two animals surviving Hurricane Katrina. The proceeds from this reading benefit Best Friends Animal Society.

At the University Book Store, Linda Bierds, who is a great poet, will read from her new book Flight. The New Yorker loved Flight, and you should, too.

And at Seattle Public Library, John Green will read from Paper Towns. Paper Towns comes with two covers, represented above. I’ve talked with quite a few booksellers who love this book dearly. Of course, most of them also love Green’s previous book, An Abundance of Katherines, about a young man who can’t seem to stop dating women named Katherine, a lot more. Slog tipper Mary informs me that there will be nerdfighting at this reading, which is part of something called the Tour De Nerdfighting. For more information about nerdfighting, go here.

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

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man, she is EXTRA hot...

Posted by disintegrator | October 28, 2008 10:16 AM

"We're fighting nerds..." Boy, tha' a lot o' info there Constant.

Does that mean they are actually fighting against nerds, or nerds that enjoy fighting?

Posted by Jennifer | October 28, 2008 10:24 AM

nerds who fight, really. According to the lore, nerdfighters are people who, instead of being made of bones and tissues, are actually made of awesome. I know that's not much more information...

Posted by mary | October 28, 2008 10:57 AM

thank you for posting this reading, paul! you keep proving how awesome you are over and over and over.

Posted by anna | October 28, 2008 3:40 PM

Paper Towns is my fave John Green read it 2x ... geez I sound like a Star Wars fan from 20+ years ago. D.F.T.B.A !

Posted by caitlin | October 28, 2008 3:47 PM

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