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I'd rather be reading : the delights and dilemmas of the reading life

I would rather be reading
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I'd rather be reading : the delights and dilemmas of the reading life
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Publisher Info:
Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]
Physical Description:
156 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents:
Introduction: The pages of our lives -- Confess your literary sins -- The books that find you -- I'm begging you to break my heart -- The books next door -- Hooked on the story -- My inner circle -- Life imitates art -- How to organize your bookshelves -- Book bossy -- Bookworm problems -- The readers I have been -- What I need is a deadline -- Keep reading -- A reader's coming of age -- Bookseller for a day -- Book twins -- Again, for the first time -- Book people -- Take me back -- Windows to the soul -- I'd rather be reading.
Abstract:
"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." -- Back cover.
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Summary

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.


Author Notes

Anne Bogel is the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs Darcy and the podcast What Should I Read Next? Her popular book lists and reading guides have established Bogel as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. The author of Reading People , Bogel lives in Louisville, Kentucky.