As dad to three young girls (the twins were born last fall) it's a bit self-congratulatory, I know, but it's about understanding human behaviour through the lense of evolutionary psychology.
—Kevin Glasier, interactive producer
As founder and interactive producer at Tactica Interactive, Kevin Glasier's day job is all about creating websites, mobile apps, video games and using social media to come up with cross-platform digital media strategies that are effective and successful.
This line of work probably means he's plugged in beyond the 9 to 5 workday.
So SCENE asked what Glasier has on his reading pile, electronic or otherwise:
I'm a syntopic reader. I tend to read multiple books over months or years, rather than a single book cover to cover in a few weeks.
Science non-fiction, psychology and mind-hacks are my main interest. I haven't read fiction in about 15 years, which may be odd for someone with an English degree.
Actually, that's not entirely true, I did start Milan Kundera's Immortality last summer but only made it a third of the way in before I was distracted. (It's staring at me from the bookcase as I write.)
"Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters" by Alan Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa (Perigree)
I'm currently reading Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters
by Alan Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa. As dad to three young girls (the twins were born last fall) it's a bit self-congratulatory, I know, but it's about understanding human behaviour through the lense of evolutionary psychology.
My long span reading style results in returning years later to a book and having to reread chapters I'd already finished. My personal perspective has undoubtedly changed a little since the first read, so I catch things I didn't pick up on initially or sometimes read them in an entirely different way.
The best part is you keep the anticipation of "where's this all going" in the greater context of the story.
I guess I don't like finishing books and seem to avoid that, which is odd given my goal/achievement-oriented business life.
Getting to the end of a book means I should have a final takeaway. Never getting to the end means the ideas never get closure in my mind, so I keep thinking about them.
Truth is...I've been reading Immortality
since 1994 and probably won't finish it for another 15 years, but that won't stop me from trying.
As part of the new comedy series, SEED, Tactica Interactive invites you
to play along on your mobile device, in a social setting. Launching at the Winnipeg
Free Press Cafe on February 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.