Book lover makes a virtue of her consuming passions | Ireland

You don’t have to be female to love books and chocolate together, but it seems to help. Ninety-five per cent of subscribers to the Book Resort are women. Indeed, a love of sitting down with a good book and a good bar is what prompted Aisling Finn to set up the subscription box business in the first place.

The Waterford woman was always an avid reader. She had her first child at 17 and her second at 22, and deferred college. She worked in retail before studying IT in Waterford Institute of Technology as a mature student, aged 27.

She spent a number of years working in ecommerce, a sector which interested her — “I love shopping” — and helped to hone valuable skills. In

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