First up: Suzanne Collins will be signing at Elliott Bay Book Company in about a half an hour, and then she'll be at Third Place Books later this afternoon, too. She is the author of the wildly popular young adult trilogy The Hunger Games, which is about a dystopian future in which kids fight kids to the death for our amusement. I haven't read these books yet, but I am informed that they are awesome by people whose reading tastes I trust, like superstar books intern Anna Minard, who wrote about these books on Slog yesterday. Need I remind you that Christmas is coming? Maybe you should get these books for the younger reader in your life.
Central Library hosts Margaret Willson tonight. Dance Lest We All Fall Down: Breaking Cycles of Poverty in Brazil and Beyond is about the author's efforts to help impoverished Brazilian girls.
And Anne Germanacos is also appearing at Elliott Bay tonight. In the Time of the Girls is a collection of stories that are influenced by Greek history and mythology. You can find video of Germanacos reading from her book here.
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 something to read, you can get personalized book recommendations from myself and a team of 5 expert booksellers from Third Place Books over at Questionland. Tell us what books you've loved, what subject you'd like to learn about, or what kind of person you're looking to give a book to and we'll have a few great recommendations for you in no time flat. Ask away!