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March 2017 Releases – Watch List

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February 28, 2017 · 2:00 pm

To be human is to claim your weakness

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Have you ever been on the receiving end of the universally-hated interview question? You know the one: what would you say is your greatest weakness? We all react the same way: a bit of internalized dread and then we chance it. We’ll either embrace the clichΓ© and turn a weakness into a strength (“I’m such a perfectionist, you have no idea”), we’ll lie and bring up a meaningless weakness (“I just cannot resist a piece of cheese!”) or we’ll summon our courage and share one of our greatest vulnerabilities to a complete stranger. It’s incredibly hard to do, but what we should remember is that, for any interviewing business worth its salt, the honest and most human admission of weakness should be the very thing that earns you the job. Continue reading

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January 26, 2017 · 5:35 pm

Top Reads of 2016

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January 2017 Releases – Watch List

Releases I’m excited for in January 2017

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The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

January 17th

A fairy-tale-esque story set in the Russian wilderness. As a lifelong lover of fairy tales, this is right up my alley, and since I haven’t kept up with my fairy tale reading over the past year, this looks like a good story to sink my teeth into and hopefully get back in the game.

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