I’d Rather be Reading Book Review- by Anne Bogel :Mrs. Bishop

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“I’d Rather be Reading.”

It’s kinda my mantra. More often than not, I’d choose a good book over television, work, or sometimes even conversation.

That’s why when I saw I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel, I knew I HAD to read it. I’ve followed her blog The Modern Mrs. Darcy for just about forever, and take her book recommendations very seriously. She’s sort of my reading guru.

And she may have possibly written this book for me. I could have written it myself- having some of the exact same thoughts and feelings about some things that I read in it.

Like that fact that it’s really hard to recommend books to others. I average around 80 books a year, and when people ask me for a recommendation, I have a REALLY hard time offering them one. Because like she says, “Readers want to discover what they want to read, and they want to discover it for themselves.” A book that I LOVED may not at all be the book for you. Books are unique in that way. They mean something different to each person that reads them- and that’s one of the many reasons that I love reading! And like Anne also points out, sometimes a particular book finds its way to you, at the exact time you need it. Like magic!

Need a laugh?

She had me laughing out loud with her chapters on ‘Bookworm Problems’ and ‘How to Organize Your Bookshelves.’ If you’re an avid reader- they will really resonate with your life.

I kept forgetting to share this book with you- because I read through it almost twice. The first read through in almost one sitting.

If you’re a lover of books like me, and Anne, add this one to your shelves. If you’ve ever found yourself muttering, “I’d rather be reading…” this book’s for you.


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