The Dangerous Shirt, Alberto Rios (M 70s, slacks, checked button down shirt, at the National Book Festival)
Miracle’s Boys, Jacqueline Woodson. (F, 20s, loose blond ponytail, purple & white tie dye shirt, in @JackieWoodson signing line at #NatBookFest)
Titanic: Unsinkable, Gordon Korman. (10 or 11, shaggy black hair, blue sneakers on tapping feet, waiting to meet @OneCrazyRita at #NatBookFest)
Land of Love and Drowning, Tiphanie Yanique (F 20s, red scarf, denim shirt, at the National Book Festival)
The 4-Hour Work Week, @tferriss (M, 20s, blue and purple plaid shirt, stubble, reading “Sample Dreamline” table, met by girlfriend for dinner, Dupont Circle)
16 Lighthouse Road, @DebbieMacomber (F, 30s, mundo verde shirt, red glasses frames, hair pulled back tight, Red Line)
Before They Are Hanged, Joe Abercrombie @LordGrimdark (M, 20s, walked up to bench with finger marking place, yellow backpack, a friend stopped by briefly, he asked people next to him for dinner recommendations, then he left with a second girl, Dupont Circle)
Freakonomics, @StevenLevitt and Stephen Dubner (M 20s, earbuds, black t-shirt, digital watch, walking on East Capitol)
The Infinite Book, John D. Barrow (M, 20s, @TheEconomist subscription card as bookmark, twisting a little in seat, Red Line)
El Secreto de Chimneys, Agatha Christie (M, 50s, glasses, resting head on hand, resting elbow on backpack, Dupont Circle)
#NatBookFest is almost here! Two ace agents will infiltrate the Convention Center on a special mission to post live from the Festival. Don’t miss the secrets they’ll spill!
Other asides from the world of CoverSpy:
1. Do you like books? Are you nosy? If you answered yes to both those questions, you are CoverSpy material! If you’re in DC, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be read into your mission. If you live in/near NYC, San Francisco, Toronto, Portland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, there is a chapter for you!
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3. In the spirit of Labor Day weekend, tell us your favorite outdoor reading experience from this summer (book and location)!
And The Dark Sacred Night, Julia Glass (F, 20s, just starting book, hardcover w/ dust jacket removed, black dress & flip flops, red line)