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By Age 35 You Should: Bookish Edition

Claire Handscombe

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Claire Handscombe moved from Europe to DC in 2012, ostensibly to study for an MFA in Creative Writing, but actually – let’s be honest – because of an obsession with The West Wing. She is the author of Unscripted, a novel about a young woman with a celebrity crush and a determined plan, and the editor of Walk With Us: How The West Wing Changed Our Lives. She also hosts the Brit Lit Podcast, a fortnightly show of news and views from British books and publishing. Blog: the Brit Lit Blog. Twitter: @BookishClaire

Claire Handscombe

Contributor

Claire Handscombe moved from Europe to DC in 2012, ostensibly to study for an MFA in Creative Writing, but actually – let’s be honest – because of an obsession with The West Wing. She is the author of Unscripted, a novel about a young woman with a celebrity crush and a determined plan, and the editor of Walk With Us: How The West Wing Changed Our Lives. She also hosts the Brit Lit Podcast, a fortnightly show of news and views from British books and publishing. Blog: the Brit Lit Blog. Twitter: @BookishClaire

A few days ago on Twitter, a sage piece of advice appeared on Twitter. By age 35, we were told, we should have saved up twice our salaries, to prepare for our retirement. This is, to many of us, laughable, but it did give rise to a meme suggesting more achievable goals. Here are some of the best bookish “By Age 35” responses for your enjoyment.

https://twitter.com/burt_macclin/status/998930881703268352

https://twitter.com/johnregehr/status/997991577606746113