Allegedly "humorous" novelist Christopher Moore reads at University Book Store. Lots of people like Christopher Moore. I am not one of them. His humor is facile and his books are featherweight, in the worst possible way. In any case, tonight he reads from his vampire novel, Bite Me. Titling a vampire novel Bite Me should give you a sense of the type of humor we're dealing with here.
Indu Sundaresan reads at Elliott Bay Book Company. Sundarasen is a novelist who writes about Indian history, and Shadow Princess is a novel that has something to do with the building of the Taj Mahal and a princess who existed in real life. If literary novels are your thing, you might also want to consider Third Place Books' event tonight with Mark Spragg and Laura Bell. Spragg, who wrote the popular Wyoming-set novel An Unfinished Life, returns to those characters and settings in his new novel Bone Fire. Bell writes non-fiction books about Wyoming, which is The State Currently Best Known For Giving Us Dick Cheney.
Hugo House hosts something called The Kickapoo Indian Medicine Show, in which local magazine Raven Chronicles presents readings by Native American authors Tiffany Midge, Erika T. Wurth, and Marianne Aweagon Broyles.
And Annie Leonard reads at Town Hall tonight. The Story of Stuff is about consumption and stuff and other stuff-related stuff.
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.