As longtime readers know all too well, I have occasionally been derelict in my duties as your literary cruise director here at #1book140. No, no, you protest too much. The plain truth is that I can no longer manage our burgeoning book club all on my own. Luckily, the perfect person is stepping into the breech: J. Nathan Matias. From here on out, Nathan and I will be sharing administration, posting, shortlisting, and the simple, day-to-day fun of manning the feed. Here's Nathan:
1books140 is a venn diagram of things I love: Reading + Internet + Community. It's rare for all three to come together. When I studied postcolonial literature at university, technology was mostly a side project. During my time at startups like Texperts, Dressipi, and SwiftKey, books were things I read on my commute. At the Ministry of Stories, a creative writing center in London inspired by 826 National, our community was our local neighborhood.
As a book lover and technology maker, I'm excited to join the 1book140 conversation, learn from the community, and discover new possibilities together.