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We have a bunch of interesting readings tonight. My sentimental favorite is Graham Joyce, who's reading at University Book Store. Joyce is the author of the excellent urban fantasy novel The Tooth Fairy. I have not read his new book, about a man literally plagued by demons, but Joyce seems pleased with it, announcing in the third person that "the relative success of William Heaney has rather put Graham Joyce's prominent hooter somewhat out of joint."

Still, there are many other readings. Monica Murphy Lemoine reads from Knocked Up, Knocked Down: Postcards of Miscarriage and Misadventure from the Brink of Parenthood at Ravenna Third Place and Suzanne Rivecca reads from Death is Not an Option, her collection of short stories with a very good title, at Elliott Bay Book Company. Up at the Third Place Books mothership in Lake Forest Park, local author Peter Donahue reads from his novel Clara & Merrit, a book about Seattle in the 30s and 40s. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the book is about unions.

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And at Town Hall, Jere Van Dyk reads. Van Dyk spent 45 days in a Taliban prison. His book is titled 136 Great Muffin Recipes. Just kidding! It's Captive: My Time As A Prisoner of the Taliban.

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.

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