In a 2018 article by TIME, we’re confronted with the truth that a third of U.S. teenagers “haven’t read a book for pleasure in at least a year.” According to The Washington Post, there really has been a decline in reading from 2017 to 2018. Somehow, we’ve identified with this narrative. (The pile of books sitting in your room would agree.)
As we struggle with our continuous battle with tsundoku (or book hoarding), one thing we need is a drive back to our dedicated reading habits and there’s no better person to run to than critically-acclaimed multi-platform writer Jessica Zafra—who reads at least one book a week.
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If you’re ready for your renaissance, head to “Reading for Sanity Maintenance with Jessica Zafra: How to Read More Books in 2020” this weekend. Happening on Jan. 26 at The Forum at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., this talk invites those who want to follow their reading goals this year despite the distractions. Let the reading pace troubles and bad habits simmer down.
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We live in a world full of noise and distractions and if reading more books is one of your goals this year to block off some of the chaos, this talk is for you. Join us at the Forum at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street on January 26, 2020, 4:00PM to 7:00PM, for Reading for Sanity Maintenance with Jessica Zafra. Registration starts at 4:00PM. Check out the event page for more details 👉 link in bio.
“Reading for Sanity Maintenance,” is hosted by the Ateneo University Press. If this event makes you feel seen, grab your friends on Sunday and register at 4 p.m. sharp.
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