Decatur's Wordsmiths Books inaugurates a new literary/music series today, JAN. 23, called BABYGOTBOOKS READING SERIES VOLUME 1. The event is the brainchild of the bookworm bloggers at BabyGotBooks.com. Volume 1 features Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield and local band the Swear. Like Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, Sheffield's Love Is a Mix Tape examines life, love and death in terms of music, specifically a set of mixtapes from throughout his relationship with Renee, the spunky punk rocker he married and eventually lost to a pulmonary embolism. Free. 7:30 p.m. 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. 404-378-7166. www.wordsmithsbooks.com.
Also, check out Emily Hansen's review.