About this blog: I read a lot. And it’s becoming kind of a time-waster. But I feel justified about my habit, in light of the fact that these days we eat up other people’s lives at an apocalyptic rate anyway: why not have those lives be vibrant and instructive and extraordinary, inducing compassion as well as the judgment we love so well? Wouldn’t you rather read a good book than look at pictures of celebrities with their weaves falling off or read the thousandth online iteration of “Katie Kelley is off for a run after a great weekend with the girls!”
This blog offers a sensibly sharp perspective on books you’ve read, books you want to read, books you should never read–as well as the readers who keep this industry going by attending Tucker Max book signings and ordering new translations of War & Peace. Please spread the word, bookmark the site, subscribe by email, leave me suggestions. I really will read anything. Thanks for stopping by!
About me: My name is Jia Tolentino and I’m from Houston. I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2009 and went into the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan. These days I’m back in Texas making giant sandwiches and considering getting two puppies so I can name them Bourbon and Ginger. If you have questions, need to hire a copy writer, or want to send me a book, you can reach me here.