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How Entrepreneurship Changed My Reading Habits

Since graduating from university, I have been working as the marketing lead for a biotechnology startup which is very small in size (under 10 employees). With early-stage science startups, there’s a trade-off: there’s an opportunity to grow and make meaningful contributions, but the salary is pretty dismal until the company is able to raise a funding round. The company...

On Mood Reading

Picture this: you leave the bookstore or library with a huge pile of pretty, new books that you just can’t wait to read. A few days later you open one up.. and you just can’t get into it. So you pick up the second book… and the same thing happens. You just can’t seem to get invested in...

Mid-May Book Haul

I finally broke my self-imposed book buying ban, and I couldn’t be happier about it. Purchased: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Giveaway Wins: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley...

Be My (Fictional) Bad Boy

Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed something interesting about the way I tend to react to love triangles – or, more specifically, the “choices” involved in the love triangle. I’ve found that I gravitate towards the “bad boys” when presented with an option between them and the boy-next-door/childhood best friend archetype. If given the choice, I’d choose...

This Month in Books: May 2015

I’m slightly scared for my poor bank account, since so many excellent looking books come out this month! Here’s hoping I have time to read them all…. As always, if you’re interested in one of the books, click on its cover image to be taken to its Goodreads page. May 1 May 5 May 12 May 19 May 26 Which...

2015 Bookish Resolutions

Happy New Year, everyone! 🙂 As some of you have probably noticed, my posting and commenting has become rather sporadic over the past few months, due to the heavy demands of university courses. So I figured what better way to determine what changes I want to make in terms of my blogging and reading life and to hold myself...

2014 End of Year Book Survey

Happy New Year, everyone! <3 Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner has created another end of year survey, so I just had to fill it out – it’s a great way to look back on the reading year and reminisce about favourite titles! Number Of Books You Read: 112    Number of Re-Reads: 3 – Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and...