I’d Rather Be Reading
Reading isn’t just a way to pass the time — it’s a lifestyle. Books shape, define, and enchant us. They are part of who we are and we can’t imagine life without them. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads you to remember the book that first hooked you, the place where you first fell in love with reading, and all the books and moments afterward that helped make you the reader you are today.
Do you ever read a book and feel like the author looked into your head and wrote your thoughts? This book is one that gets readers. It explains the deep parts of our book addiction. It’s part memoir which helps draw the sections together. I struggled a bit to understand the purpose of the book. But then as I kept reading I fell in love with the writing style and couldn’t help but continue. I realized there didn’t need to be a huge purpose and relaxed into “the delights and dilemmas of the reading life” which is such a great tag line for this book. It’s a great book to pick up and read here and there; maybe when you feel misunderstood, or when someone comments about how you always have your nose in a book, or when they ask how you organize your bookshelves or whether you’ve gone over to the kindle side. The book made me laugh and made me say “uh huh! That’s totally me!”
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This has in no way influenced my review. All thoughts are my own.
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About the Author
Anne Bogel is the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcast What Should I read Next? Her book lists and reading guides have established Bogel as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. The author of Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything she lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
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