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Every once in a while you find a book that you really enjoyed reading but you can’t always quantify why you liked it so much. I’d Rather be Reading, my most recent review, is one such book. I found myself reading, and then re-reading chapters while my heart smiled inside.
From the cover
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.
What you Get
160 pages, divided over 21 Chapters infused with a love of reading on every single page. A series of essays on such topics as finding your book twin, the joys of a good library or bookstore, the personalness of being asked to share a favourite book, the wonder of how love of books changes over the years, and problems the bookworms have.
If I had to say what style Ms. Bogel writes in, I’d have to say, it’s almost like sitting down to tea with a friend and chatting over a mutual love. Like I could natter on and on about bunnies. 🙂 Ms. Bogel can natter on and on about books. Her joys, sorrows, delights, and dreams…and she draws the reader in on that journey of nattering along.
Oh, It is so hard to say WHY I liked this book. But oh, boy, I did. It made me smile. Caused me to say ME TOO! Or to think… the audacity of such a question!
There are so many times when Ms. Bogel comments hit home and made me stop and think. Not every chapter…but thinking back over some of the lovely books I’ve read and that I want my son to read. 🙂 Some of the problems that being a bookish person brings (like gasp…having to send old book friends out the door).
All I can say is, if you are a book-lover, get this book, read it, and find yourself smiling. Find yourself remembering. Find yourself nattering with a friend over a cup of tea.