Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” Comes Alive at the Library of Congress October 30, 2018 This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic “Frankenstein,” a novel that its creator probably didn’t know would keep its grip on our imaginations for two centuries. To celebrate, the Library of Congress is hosting an all-day marathon reading of the novel in the Main Reading Room of the Thomas Jefferson Building. It’s one of the most beautiful spaces in D.C., and the Library’s never used it for something like this before. Pretty cool. I’m excited to be one of the readers. If you’re in town, swing by and catch some of the reading, or check out the livestream. (More details here.) And follow @frankenreads and the #Frankenreads hashtag on Twitter for more on the global celebrations of Mary Shelley’s monstrously popular creation.