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...

  • Diane Barnes

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Lisa

    My copy of I'd Rather Be Reading is a small hardcover book with a beautiful cover. Holding it and reading it was a calming experience during a very stressful week. There is nothing new or groundbreaki...

  • Kari Ann Sweeney

    Do you remember the scene in You've Got Mail when Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have this conversation:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀📚Kathleen Kelly: Mr. 152 insights into my soul.Joe Fox: Oh yeah. No compet...

  • Jessica

    Welp, this is being added to my amazon cart right now. ...