Two thriller events today. Local author Boyd Morrison signs books at Seattle Mystery Bookshop. The Ark is his newest thriller. Third Place Books hosts a thriller author tonight, too. The purported twist of Christopher Farnsworth's Blood Oath is that "the President’s secret agent is a vampire." TWIST!

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And Heather Lende reads at Elliott Bay Book Company. Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: Family, Friendships, and Faith in Small-Town Alaska is a title that makes you think of Sarah Palin even if you don't want to think about Sarah Palin. It's a shame that Lende has to contend with Wasilla snowbillies every time she wants to write a book now.

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.