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This talk with Jessica Zafra will make you read more books

This talk with Jessica Zafra will make you read more books

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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“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.

Art by Aira Ydette

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