About Me

I’m Alex LeViness. I’m a 25 year old PhD student in plasma physics, and in my spare time, I read pretty much constantly, so I decided to make this blog in order to broadcast my book recommendations to the world.

A bit more about me: I grew up in a bunch of places, including Baton Rouge, Dallas, Tulsa, and Columbus, OH. I wanted to be a writer when I was younger, and actually wrote a (very bad) novel at the age of 13 before realizing that I enjoy the idea of being a writer much more than I enjoy writing. I ended up going into the hard sciences instead, but I’m still a bookworm at heart.

I currently live on the East Coast with my fiancé and our stupid cats, Grimble and Grue. Other than reading and doing physics, I enjoy weight-lifting, laying on the floor doing nothing, insulting my cat, and watching college football (Roll Tide ’til I die).

This blog is aimed much more at friends/acquaintances of mine who might be looking for a good book to read than it is at people who are officially involved with books, so I would not expect my reviews to be similar to professional book reviews. They will be very biased and personal and rambling.

As far as personal biases go, I am about as much of a leftist as you would expect from a university student who listens to a lot of folk punk and spends too much time on the internet. This is not a blog for Social Justice Discourse, but I read what I’m interested in, and currently, that seems to be feminism, climate change, and sometimes Norse mythology. If you’re not into that, you may not be into this blog.

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