There's a reading party tonight.

  • Vlad Verano

Vlad Verano, who has offered to change up the Sorrento Fireside Room reading party image for us every other week (here was his first), is open to any suggestions you have. Put em in the comments. Last time, one commenter wrote: "I would like to see a team of Russian gymnasts in the Reading Room at the Sorrento, please, Vladimir." And like that, it is done!

"As a side note, the gymnast, Svetlana Boguinskaia was my childhood Olympic crush—I was a weird kid," Vlad writes in an email.

Also: nice snake! You should come tonight. 6 to 9 pm. It's free. There will be no snakes.