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What Portland’s creative types are reading for summer

This summer, instead of listing the usual batch of hot summer books (you can find those anywhere), we asked a diverse and completely arbitrary group of Portland arts luminaries what was on their summer reading lists.
 Artists on books
By  |  June 07, 2013
night circus, book cover

The Night Circus

The man billed as Prospero the Enchanter receives a fair amount of correspondence via the theater office, but this is the first envelope addressed to him that contains a suicide note, and it is also the first to arrive carefully pinned to the coat of a
Excerpted from the novel by Erin Morgenstern
By ERIN MORGENSTERN  |  July 22, 2011

Extreme Reads

Reading on the beach is a rite of summer as treasured as slathering on globs of coconut oil and squatting in front of a tanning mirror. Of course, five out of five dermatologists recommend that you read this special collection of book excerpts indoors —
The Phoenix beach-reading four-pack delivers sex, drugs, and rock and role — plus black-market human organs!
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 24, 2009

Endurance Reads

Beach reading . The very phrase is abhorrent to book lovers, connoting as it does cheap paperbacks, tumescent with air-dried seawater and crunchy with sand, paragraph after paragraph of poorly written pulp meant to be read as fast as the passing of su
Summer-Book Therapy Sessions
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 19, 2009