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Professional reader? - Issue #13

I tend to dislike self-proclamations--if I claim to be a writer, am I more or less of one?--but I cou
Professional reader? - Issue #13
By Erik van Mechelen • Issue #13 • View online
I tend to dislike self-proclamations–if I claim to be a writer, am I more or less of one?–but I couldn’t help chuckling when NetGalley gave me their ‘professional reader’ badge (I pay for several unlimited services, like Audible/AmzUnlimited/Scribd, but I also gain access to yet-to-be-published books through NetGalley).
My essay series has started well–the CEO of Medium, the home of these essays, even had a read and applauded one of them. 
Every week I read a new book; every Thursday I write a new essay. The best way to support me is by having a read of these essays and sharing (but only if they made you think).

✏️ August Essays (Unlocked)
Theseus’s Ship has Sailed: Book Review of “The Strange Death of Europe”
Liberty’s Dim Light: Book Review of China Miéville’s “October: The Story of the Russian Revolution…
📖 September Essays (Locked)
Goal-Setting from First Principles and Consciousness: Book Review of Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark
All of Life is a Wager
🎁 Goodies
Want to be less offended? Try being more open-minded.
Have a great Thursday evening!
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