Friday Wrap-Up: Dreamin’ of Seattle

I’m going to visit my very dear dear friend in Seattle this weekend. I’m stoked for two reasons–very dear friend of course and, well, travel and fog and food and Pike’s Market and and and. Basically, I’m just all around stoked.


The trip was kind of planned last minute, so I wasn’t able to squeeze in the reading I do before trips about books set in the places I’m traveling. I did jump on a quick list and the only book that caught my eye was Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple that I’ve been meaning to read for a while.

The only other one I noticed was 50 Shades… well, you know it’s not neon pink.. but even if I may be able to read it real quick before, I’m not terribly inclined to.

With that in mind, are there any other Seattle-soaked books that I’m missing? Any that I should read during or after the trip to help me solidify the city in place and time?

Let me know in the comments and, as always, tell me about what you’re reading out there!

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  • Va

    Well, if you’re just curious about 50 Shades, download the Amazon sample. That’s enough investment of your time to know if you’re really interested in former TV executive Erika Leonard’s (pen name E.L. James) idea of “what women want to read”. As one critic said, “E.L. does not stand for English Literature. Her poor writing is so annoying that I found myself too distracted by it to finish the sample. 21st century bodice-rippers, really. Don’t tie me up, don’t tie me down, don’t waste my time,

    As for my current reads, you know they are always many. But with my current short little attention span & inability to hold a book for long periods (the broken arms thing) I’m enjoying a little book, Finding Magic in the Mundane, a Collection of Stories by Mary Gordon Spence. She makes me laugh out loud, and that is truly good medicine! Enjoy your trip to Seattle & be refreshed; travel, fog, good food, Pike’s Market, & a Dear Friend are indeed good medicine for the soul as well!

    • Nikki Steele

      Hahaaha, nice! I’m sure there are more than enough modern reads out there that I won’t have to go with 50 Shares.

      Oooh good medicine indeed! Hope you have a wonderful time reading it. :D

      Thanks Virginia!

  • Va

    Wuh – please correct my punctuation: end quotes after English Literature; period instead of comma at end of second paragraph. Darn arms!

    • Nikki Steele


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