“Shakespeare said the eyes are the windows to the soul, but we readers know one’s bookshelves reveal just as much.” -Anne Bogel, I’d Rather Be Reading
I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel // Book Review - Thank you to Baker Books for a free review copy//
A cup of hot cocoa, a cozy blanket and a copy of this delightful book creates the perfect bookish trifecta! As I read this collection of 21 charming essays, I found myself smiling, laughing and reading passages out loud to my family (it helps that they know that I am not the only crazy book person in the world)! We, as readers, are unique in our individual book preferences yet this book brings together what we all share as bibliophiles! Book lovers will relate to Anne’s writing and reflection on topics such as books that find you, being book bossy, life imitating art and those reoccurring bookworm problems. I especially enjoyed Anne's humor in the essay on how to organize your bookshelves - this is me on paper! I highly recommend this gem of a book is that celebrates the “delights and dilemmas” we experience as bookish kindred spirits in this wonderful world of books!
Have you read this book? What essays were your favorites?
"We are readers. Books are an essential part of our lives and our life stories. For us, reading isn't just a hobby or a pastime; it's a lifestyle." -Anne Bogel, I'd Rather Be Reading