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 by Anne Bogel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Print Length: 161 pages
Format: eBook
Publisher: Baker Books

To read, or not to read, that is the question. Like I presumed in my previous post, author Anne Bogel in this book reaches out with open arms to all kinds of readers who, for most of the part, find their happy place in stories. And I am so glad to finish this book feeling warm and delighted!

Anne is the epitome of a true bibliophile. She has grown up with books, been surrounded by books and has instilled those reading habits in her family too. A successful creator of the blog, Modern Mrs Darcy, she notes down her experiences in recommending books to people, feeling inspired by other’s bookshelves and give you a tête-à-tête about people who have confessed their bookish guilts. P.S – I have my own bookish guilts to feel embarrassed about.

You’re looking for a book that reminds you why you read in the first place. One written well and that will feel like it was written just for you—one that will make you think about things in a new way, or feel things you didn’t expect a book to make you feel, or see things in a new light. A book you won’t want to put down, whose characters you don’t want to tell good-bye. A book you will close feeling satisfied and grateful, thinking, Now, that was a good one.

What kept me intrigued was how every single topic she discusses about books and reading is very relatable and you keep nodding in agreement thinking absolutely/right/so true! Whether it is about your long list of TBR pile, decorating your bookshelf, recommending books or taking time to find your next read – the book is a compilation of all the observations and experiences faced by a person who enjoys reading and makes it an inevitable part of their existence. Plus, it is filled with humour and personal anecdotes that will leave you smiling in the end. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves reading. You will be surprised by finding your bookish self in those pages.

I’m the sum of all these bookish memories. My head is so full of musings and insights and ideas from books that I’m not sure who I would be or how I would think if they were all taken away.

Thank you so much for reading this post. Cheers!

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A closet writer with a knack for adding vivid, witty & personal details. I love coffee, books and food. Highly appreciate lo-fi music and illustrations. Borderline obsessed with stationery, productivity and organisation tools. Always in search of adventures & stories by travelling or being buried in books. Current Status ↠ Growing plants in my room. Life Goals ↠ Spark conversations, ideas & inspiration with a cup of mild roasted black coffee.

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