We have a memoir about survival skills, a book about investing with a mind for "Human Impact Profit" (which is kind of a a gross arrangement of words) and much more tonight.

At Kobo Gallery in the International District, Michelle Cruz Skinner reads from In the Company of Strangers, a new collection of stories about Filipinos.

Elliott Bay Book Company hosts Karl Marlantes tonight. Everybody loves Marlentes's first book, Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War. If you're looking for something lighter, Seattle Public Library is hosting Peter Nelson, author of I Thought You Were Dead, a novel about a hack writer and his talking dog.

And up at Third Place Books in Ravenna, J.r.d. Middleton will read. An Dantomine Eerly is an experimental novel about the end of a poet's life. It has been published by an exciting new local publisher. I wrote about it a couple months back.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here. And if you're planning on staying in and you're looking for personalized book recommendations, feel free to tell me the books you like and ask me what to read next over at Questionland.