With some regularity, Seattle City Council members like to chat in council meetings or briefings about the books they're currently reading. In our hyper-literate city, it just seems fitting that public officials talk about books. And as a former bookseller turned city hall reporter, those moments always make me smile. (Now, if they would ever walk in to council chambers to the dulcet tones of Salt-N-Pepa, I could die and go to heaven.)
In this morning's briefing, two council members had reading recommendations for their colleagues and the public, and I thought I'd share:tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Sawant says everyone should go check it out. (The advance tickets to that event have already sold out, but Town Hall says there may still be standby tickets available at the door.)
You can buy both titles, of course, at your friendly neighborhood independent bookstore.