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One way to beat the Seattle Freeze, check off any resolutions about “putting yourself out there more,” and crack into those books on your never-ending “to read” list is to go to the Silent Book Club. Every second Wednesday, the Silent Book Club hosts a gathering in The Graduate Hotel (RIP, Hotel Deca), where they forbid you from speaking and you must read. It’s an introvert’s dream.

For two hours, readers swan about The Graduate Hotel’s art deco lobby and all its old Hollywood-style glitz and glamor. Grab a drink from the bar, or wait until the reading party ends to take yourself, your book, and any other readers you made eyes at across the room up to the Mountaineering Club, the hotel’s rooftop bar, for a scenic nightcap. Engineer your own meet-cute over some Mountaineering Club “Roast It Yourself” S’mores.

Speaking of books, what are you reading? Need some suggestions? For some science fiction, why not try an Octavia Butler book? If you’re dipping your toes into this whole reading thing, start with a short story collection: “Five Tuesdays in Winter” by Lily King will tug on your heartstrings, while “Someone Who Will Love You in all Your Damaged Glory” by Raphael Bob-Waksberg will tug on those heartstrings and make you laugh. Non-fiction seekers should read “Empire of Pain” by Patrick Radden Keefe. I could go on and on, but you’ve got a reading party to attend! Shoo! Get out of here. 

📸: Courtesy Silent Book Club

Nathalie is a writer focused on anything she finds weird or fun. Sometimes this includes local politics and the environment, sometimes this involves scootering half-nude in Tacoma. She used to work as a staff writer at The Stranger where she did a lot of that sort of thing. She detests dentists and loves costume parties.

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