SFist enjoys going to literary events for a number of reasons, the least of which being that being at an actual book signing or reading makes us realize that these author are "Just Like Us", thus fueling our dreams of quitting our day job and going on book tour.

SFist Chesh alerted us to a particularly good one:

Rachael Ray is appearing at Sur La Table in Berkeley from 3-5 today (hurry!). A flyer I saw there on Saturday said that the line for getting your book signed by her would begin forming at 9:30. "She's big around here," one of the store's staff informed me, apparently responding to my facial expression, which was twisted beyond incredulous.

Sfist Matt tipped us off to a Scott Adams appearance on Tuesday, December 14, at 7 PM, at the King Street Borders (right by the ball park). Matt says:

His latest two books are God's Debris and The Religion War, obviously non-Dilbert-related. I haven't read them, so I don't know if they're good (but most of his stuff is); as far as I can make out, they're philosophicalish novels.

There isn't a whole lot else this week. Have we missed something? Let us know in the comments!