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On Series Fatigue

When I first started reading YA fiction, the only books that I read were parts of series – and I was remarkably good at keeping up with their release dates. Part of this can be attributed to Twilight, the gateway book that got me into reading young adult titles at age 14; I had almost exclusively read adult...

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...

Rereading Scares Me

I have a confession to make: I’m afraid to reread books. That’s not to say that I never do it; I used to reread books all the time. Sometimes it was by accident, and I wouldn’t realize until partway through the book that I had already read it once before. Most often, though, it was intentional. If a...