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

Author: Anne Bogel

Publisher: Baker Books

Pages: 160

Rating: 5/5

This is one of those of the books that makes you feel all warm and tingly inside, especially if you’re an avid reader, bookworm, bibliophile..whatever you want to call yourself. This Book is a collection of essays from Anna Bogel and I often found myself nodding along and exclaiming “yes! me too”. I love reading books that have to do with reading because it’s refreshing to hear and see things from another book lover’s point of view. Please do pick up a copy of this book, it’s amazing and will definitely make you smile. I do have a few passages that reminded me of myself and my love for literature, and even though I’m not one of those classic book readers, I’ve learned from reading this book that it’s ok not to be a certain type of reader.

Fave passages:
-“The same book means different things to different people, or in different seasons of life. Since reading is personal, it can be tricky.” (Bogel, p.22)
-“I don’t carefully plan-and yet it’s uncanny how often I seem to be reading just the right book at just the right time.” (Bogel, p.40)
-“If the right book has almost magically appeared in your life at the right time to hold your hand for the journey-you know it feels like a special kind of grace.” (Bogel, p.43)
-“As a child, whenever I felt a little out of place in my one life, sometimes I wished I could exchange my reality for the world in the pages, which seemed a little more meaningful and a lot more interesting than my own ordinary experience.”(Bogel, p.84)

Original Review Published:10/8/18

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