I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life Review

For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them.

I'd Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, the place where they first fell in love with reading, and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today. Known as a reading tastemaker through her popular podcast What Should I Read Next?, Bogel invites book lovers into a community of like-minded people to discover new ways to approach literature, learn fascinating new things about books and publishing, and reflect on the role reading plays in their lives.

The perfect gift for the bibliophile in everyone's life, I'd Rather Be Reading will command an honored place on the overstuffed bookshelves of any book lover.

Title:I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Lauren

    Readers, listen up. This book is a hot beverage & a cozy blanket on a chilly evening, or a cold glass of sweet tea on a summer’s day. It is Bag End to Frodo Baggins. It is delighted gasps, mhmmm’s...

  • Maxwell

    A delightful collection of book-ish essays by Anne. I related so hard to all of the musings about being a reader, about book addictions, hoarding books, canceling plans to finish a read, etc. Anne is ...

  • Kate Olson

    (I received a free copy of this book as a member of the launch team).This book is an absolute delight. It’s a beautiful small volume of essays about books and reading and is something every avid rea...

  • Nat

    Book Lovers’ Delight: I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel “We are readers. Books grace our shelves and fill our homes with beauty; they dwell in our minds and occupy our thoughts. Books prompt ...

  • Diane Barnes

    Another book about books for my shelf. Like talking to a good friend about "book nerd problems"....

  • Jami Balmet

    I’m a little torn on this one. Really I think I would give this a 3.5. I enjoyed the chapters (the first half probably more) and found myself nodding along a lot as a fellow bookish girl. But after ...

  • Madeleine (Top Shelf Text)

    Thank you to Baker Books for my free copy! Full review originally published at: https://topshelftext.org/topshelftext...Anne Bogel, creator of Modern Mrs. Darcy and the What Should I Read Next? podcas...

  • Ana

    Having finished the book, the one question I had in mind was “What was the point of this book?”Nothing I haven’t already read in perhaps hundreds of lengthy articles and quirky blog posts of my ...

  • RuthAnn

    This collection of essays is charming and chatty, and I will definitely give it as a gift in the future. I nodded along as I read - lots of "me, too!" reactions along the way. I have to imagine that a...

  • Kelly Hager

    Oh, you guys. You guys. If you are a constant reader, you need this book. I've seriously never felt so seen. As you know, reading is primarily a solitary thing. You probably have actively literate fr...