I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
....aaaand back with the pedantry...
"The events of the day played back in his head. Every polite nod and shook hand."
To my uneducated ear that should have been "Every polite nod and handshake."
It just sounded so strange- but I am no native speaker - so maybe I am wrong.
Also, the potential boss, begging him to work for him and going on his knees and grabbing Jason's legs - creepy much?
This goes a certain direction for me - I'll give it some more %, before I decide if I will waste more time after already wasting money on it.