We have a thriller, a needlecraft mystery, a book about film school, a seafood cookbook, and a book about how you should be more irrational.

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Shawn Wong reads at the International District branch of Seattle Public Library today. The Ancient and Occupied Heart of Greg Li is a book by Wong, who is the author of American Knees. But the reading of the night is going to have to be Megan Snyder-Camp reading at the Hugo House. The Skeleton of this Monster on the Sand is "an extended haibun (a Japanese prose-poetry hybrid form) based on her experiences as a new mother and retracing Lewis & Clark's beleaguered 1805 arrival at the Pacific." That is certainly ambitious.

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.