From the Families Like Mine Book Tour Dates page:
June 8, Tuesday
Kieran's Irish Pub
330 Second Ave. South
If you're not a big fan of the standard reading/signing in a bookstore, this event might be more your style. Co-Sponsored by The Rake and The Loft, "Raking Through Books" features a local author once a month in a fun and informal setting. There are happy hour drink specials, and if you arrive on the early side you can enjoy a free buffet. Kieran's validates parking in the Midtown ramp on 4th Street. Books will be available at the event at a 10% discount from Ruminator Books.
Free food. Free parking. Cheap drinks. Discounted books. Everybody wins.
I still owe Abigail a beer, so if one of the Twin Cities contingent wants to buy the girl a drink for me, I'd be much appreciative.
Meanwhile, the previous evening, and equally if not a greater distance away, Kathy Y Wilson will be doing a reading at West End Library in Cincinnati, OH on Monday, June 7 at 6pm. You may remember Ms. Wilson as author of the column Your Negro Tour Guide, or the book of the same title.
I don't owe her a drink.
I don't think the library has a bar, anyway.
Then again, since Columbus has drive-through liquor stores, guess Cincinnati does t-- never mind.
This is not a classy, high-falutin' literary blog, by the bye. You want that, go annoy Jessa at Blog of a Bookslut.
I've been meaning to post about Charlize Theron's casting as Jinx. She's playing the lead in the adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis's brilliant comic Jinx. But every time I try to write about it, it usually ends up along the lines of "AHHHHRRRRGGGTTKJLADLJKLA. STUPID MOTHERFUCKERS. She's not anything like the goddamn comic book. God Fucking Damn It."