Review – I’d Rather Be Reading

I'd rather be readingTitle: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life
Author: Anne Bogel
Series: N/A
Genre: Nonfiction – Books and reading
Publisher: Baker Books
Number of Pages: 156

My Rating: 



(From the back 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.

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This book made me realize how much I love to read! I’ll be returning to it for motivation whenever I find myself in a reading slump.

This was short and quick to read, but meaningful and thoughtful. In chapters that resembled essays, Bogel blends stories from her reading life with truths about reading. She examines how reading changes who we are, how we learn from books, how we encounter situations in books which help us to live life better, and how reading isn’t just a hobby, but a whole way of life that affects who we are.

I learned some wonderful things from this. I learned why I should read the acknowledgments in a book. I also learned the importance of recording my reading, like an album of memories, because reading is a journey.

This book made me realize why I love to read, and made me want to read even more. It inspired a spark in my reading and has gotten me interested in reading every book about reading that I can find. The author mentions numerous books she’s read, which has caused me to add a ton of titles to my to-read list.



I received a copy of this book from Baker Book Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.


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