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Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything | Anne Bogel
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If the viral Buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world. But what we're finding is this: knowing which Harry Potter character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn't as simple as just checking a few boxes on an online quiz. For readers who long to dig deeper into what makes them uniquely them (and why that matters), popular blogger Anne Bogel has done the hard part--collecting, exploring, and explaining the most popular personality frameworks, such as Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, and others. She explains to readers the life-changing insights that can be gained from each and shares specific, practical real-life applications across all facets of life, including love and marriage, productivity, parenting, the workplace, and spiritual life. In her friendly, relatable style, Bogel shares engaging personal stories that show firsthand how understanding personality can revolutionize the way we live, love, work, and pray.
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erzascarletbookgasm
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A book that explores and explains the various types of personality classifications. Not read.

#ayupaugust #everykindapeople

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squirrelbrain Sounds interesting! 😁👍 3mo
Cinfhen Interesting!! I wasn‘t impressed with her first book, so I‘m a little hesitant to read this one 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3mo
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BookishShelly
Bailedbailed

Not for me. This is a memoirish overview of personality typing. And it‘s not done very well.

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Amandajoy
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I thought this would be fun for all you #santagoespostalstalkers out there: book picks, What Should I Read Next style. Three books you love, one book you don‘t. I‘ll leave mine & my reasons in the comments, along with some other picks that, in my mind, have the same vibe to them, cause a book nerd can‘t stick to just one pick. 🤓 Play along if you‘d like.

Amandajoy I love this one. A sweeping epic story that covers so many historical events. I don‘t even mind it being a little too coincidental sometimes, I just love a good story you can sink into and lose yourself in. Honorable mentions in this section go to: Lonesome Dove, Homegoing, & Americanah. 7mo
Amandajoy This is an engaging story & a little quirky (though that may be a little too sweet a word for this one). I like that it looks at things from a different perspective in a story that keeps the pages turning. Bonus points for the feminist & anti-diet tones in it. Honorable mentions go to: Sourdough, Eleanor Oliohant, & Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. 7mo
Amandajoy I love good non-fiction and this one kept me entertained & had me annoying my fiancé with random facts. I love well researched books with a distinct viewpoint & this one delivered. As a dietitian, I especially loved the diet section which reminded me that the crazy things people do to lose weight is not a new thing. Honorable mentions go to: Lab Girl, Evicted, Just Mercy. 7mo
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Amandajoy I recognize this is an important piece of genre literature & literature in general, it‘s just not for me. I struggle with the high fantasy books that have a lot of world building. I feel like there‘s s lot of blank spots & I can‘t see the whole picture in my mind. I‘m not saying this is bad, just not for me. 7mo
BookNAround I love this! I need to play along but I‘ll have to think about it. 7mo
Amandajoy @BookNAround that‘s the beauty of starting it, I got to think awhile first. I also stuck to books I‘ve read in the last few years to make it easier. 😉 7mo
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Julsmarshall
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Mehso-so

This was interesting but I couldn‘t quite love it. It discusses most of the more prominent personality frameworks; the tests, the ideas behind them, and how to work within them to be your best self. I had read most of the books she explores so it was really repetitive for me. But, if the idea of personality and its affect of behavior is new to you, this may be a great book to check out!

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tammysue
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vkois88 Gorgeous! 8mo
tammysue @vkois88 💛💛💛 8mo
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ReadingMeagan
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Mehso-so

I tried really hard to love this book. But it was a little too dry for my tastes. Informative. But I felt like there was too much information for me. I think if you are really into personalities and personality tests then this is the book for you. If you have a slight interest then you might be overwhelmed like I am right now

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Julsmarshall
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Dinner and a book! Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup is perfect on a cold night 😄 #dinnerandabook

Hestapleton That soup looks sooo good! 10mo
BookishMarginalia Enjoy! 10mo
bookseller_cate Looks so yummy! 10mo
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gradcat Omigod...now I‘m really hungry 😋! That looks sooo good!! 😍👍 10mo
LeslieO How‘s the book. I only recently found her podcast and I‘m obsessed with it! 10mo
valeriegeary Yuuuuummmm. 🤤 10mo
nelehelen Looks delicious! 10mo
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Julsmarshall
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Julsmarshall
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In Houston for a volleyball tournament, getting a few pages in before my daughter starts playing.

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Julsmarshall
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Holiday book haul! I immediately started Becoming, can‘t wait to read them all! #bookblessed

Lynnsoprano Essex Serpent is interesting. 11mo
TheSpineView I loved Year One. I just bought book two but have not had time to start it. 11mo
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍 11mo
Bookcation74 Great stack! 11mo
Dragon Nice haul! 💚🐉 11mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Pickpick

I have always enjoyed learning about how people tick. This introduced me to some new resources. This is the kind of book to refer back to over time. Glad I bought it.

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BritanyA
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️: I love Anne Bogel so picked this one up. I‘m not quite as obsessed with personality typing as Anne proclaims to be but this made for an interesting high level overview. #NonFiction

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Avidreader25
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Pickpick

I love the way this author breaks down personality typing. She presents a few different styles, like Myers Briggs and explains how they work and how they can help you. She encourages people to use personality typing to learn their strengths and weaknesses and name changes.

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Eggs
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Leftcoastzen ❤️ 13mo
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Krisjericho
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Pickpick

I really enjoy following Anne Bogel on social media, so I figured I would like this book, but I didn‘t realize that it would help me to understand myself. That alone makes it worth five stars in my book. Turned out I‘m a highly sensitive person, not just an easily annoyed one. Who knew?! Any book that helps me learn more about myself and others in a way that will make our lives better is worth the read.

Lmstraubie This has been on my shelf since it came our. I really need to get to it. I love her podcast. I currently reading her new one and really enjoying it. 13mo
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Krisjericho
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I love when I learn something new about myself from a book. This book did that for me. ❤️

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UnabridgedPod
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One of my favorite @unabridgedpod episodes EVER dropped yesterday—we talk about these two great books by #annebogel of #whatshouldireadnext and #modernmrsdarcy fame. We had SO much fun exploring our personality quirks and thinking about the impact of reading and books on our lives (not that we don‘t do that a lot anyway!).

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Andrew65
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Yes, this about says it all! Totally agree! 💓

JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 13mo
Andrew65 @JoScho It is so accurate and saw one recently which talked about how reading lowered blood pressure if you only read for six minutes! 13mo
JoScho So true! It is nice to be able to escape the scary parts of the world inside a good book ❤️ 13mo
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Andrew65 @JoScho That escapism from world and personal issues is so often needed. 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh yes!!! 13mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Andrew65 is definitely the best and cheapest way to escape the daily doldrums of life! 13mo
Andrew65 @Jee_HookedOnBookz Yes! And gives more pleasure than things that cost an awful lot more! 13mo
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ReadingMeagan
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Catching some end of the day sunshine on the back deck with my ever faithful sidekick 🐶

tracey38 Looks like a great way to spend some time. 14mo
ReadingMeagan @tracey38 it was enjoyable! Especially as rain is in the forecast for the next few days! 14mo
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Jennie748
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Pickpick

This book was fascinating! It had a bit more of a Christian bent than I expected but otherwise, I really enjoyed it!

Notafraidofwords Really ? I listen to the podcast and I wouldn‘t have guessed that. 1y
Jennie748 @Notafraidofwords It just mentions church a fair amount, and a few bible versus/stories as examples. Maybe one or two God-given type of phrases. It wasn‘t so many that I got annoyed, but enough that I noticed it. 1y
Notafraidofwords @Jennie748 interesting. Thanks for sharing ! 1y
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Ashley85
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Samplergal
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#24b4Monday These are the three I will concentrating on during the readathon this weekend. If I manage these, I‘ll start an ARC that needs read. Hosting the readathon is @TheReadingMermaid

TheSpineView Good luck! That is an ambitious stack you have going.😊 1y
Samplergal @TheSpineView I made good progress on Catch 22 today so that‘s a Sat finish. The other two are sept book club books. 1y
TheSpineView @Samplergal Still ambitious. Of course this is coming of someone who is Tutti the Turtle when it comes to reading. I read slow because I have to read every word. If I try to skip even one sentence I w 1y
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TheSpineView I hate I can't edit a comment and that the send button is just underneath the back button. Sigh... just trying to say I HAVE to read every word. 1y
Andrew65 Good luck 👍 1y
ralexist Loved My Oxford Year❤️❤️. Not what I was expecting which made it so much better. 1y
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Sarah83
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Later on I saw another person reading and that time I could read the title. 😍😊💖📚🔡

julesG Rebecca Gablé - went to one of her readings once. Still haven't read any of her books. 1y
Sarah83 @julesG yes you are right. It's 'Das Lächeln der Fortuna'. MS mum loves her books, 1y
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Sarah83
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I looked up from my book and saw this... Someone else reading... 😍😍 I always ask myself, what the other person is reading. ☺️ #readingpeople

Bookladylinda Me too! When people are carrying books, I always try to see the cover. 1y
JazzFeathers LOL. Me too. I travel a lot on public transportation and l often see other people reading. I always strain my neck to see what they're reading, it's stronger than me. 1y
RavenLovelyReads Took my boys to a water park this weekend and the lady at the cabana next to us was reading an actual book! I felt like walking over and introducing myself! 1y
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AmyG I‘m nosy, too. I love to see what books people read. 1y
iread2much Me too! With e-books I think it‘s harder to start up a conversation. I love talking to random people about what they are reading 1y
Sarah83 @iread2much I still can't talk to people who are reading. I don't want to interrupt them. 🙈 1y
iread2much @Sarah83 ah; you are more polite than I am. I am always looking to make a new friend 1y
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KGlibrarian
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I‘m so happy to have discovered the amazing Anne Bogel. (Thank you@BookaholicNatty!). Her podcast is now my favorite and this book was an insightful, intelligent read.

BookaholicNatty @KGlibrarian yayyyyy!!!!! Oh I‘m so happy to hear this!!! This totally made my day!!!! @annebogel is the the best isn‘t she? I adore her podcast! And her love all the books she picks for her guests! I can‘t wait till her new book comes out!!!!!! 1y
HKGirl Yes!! Her podcast is the best and I enjoyed her book too. 💓 1y
UwannaPublishme Anne Rocks! Love her podcast too. 🙌🏻And I just ordered her new book coming out in Sept. 1y
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Ksherman712
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Pickpick

A good introduction to personality testing.

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Lmstraubie
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Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy & What Should I Read Next shared this great video of ways to maximize your Library use: https://members.modernmrsdarcy.com/library-class-free/

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MamaGina
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My new tagline ... it encompasses how I feel about reading AND how I feel about my Litsy family!!! 📚💚🤓

Eggs Love this! Have a peaceful weekend ❤️💖😌 1y
Joyfulmimi Agreed!!! 1y
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aloslibrary
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I‘m not reading during my lunch today because @thereadingwomen is on this week‘s episode of What Should I Read Next and I have my TBR list out and pen ready to go! I‘m so excited!😁👍📚 #readingwomen #reclaiminghalfthebookshelf 📚📚📚🦖❤️

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BucklingBookshelves
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Pickpick

I didn‘t think I was interested in learning about personality — or reading this book — despite being a fan of Anne‘s podcast. I don‘t really know what changed my mind, but I‘m glad I did! The audiobook is great, but I‘m glad I also have the print book to refer to. Lots of footnotes and recommended resources listed — and the MBTI chapter was a bit too complex for just listening. I have lots more to explore now I‘ve had this introduction. #readathon

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lauraodom
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Day 7: Bookish Podcast
This one is my favorite.
Haven‘t read her book yet, though.
#ReadingResolutions

BookaholicNatty Favorite podcast!!!!!!!! 2y
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Jeanne_S
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Pickpick

Pleasantly informative.

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Pruzy
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Hi all, in a reading slump where my mind feels out to lunch. Looking for a meaty deep fiction that is low on tropes written in the last five years, Any recommendations?

Zelma I don‘t read a ton of current stuff but you can‘t go wrong with most of the selections in the Tournament of Books for the past few years. 2y
CoffeeK8 This book got me out of my last rut 2y
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mrozzz Oh definitely A Little Life if you haven‘t read it already. 2y
Pruzy @Zelma Yes, the Tournament of Books is solid! 2y
Pruzy @CoffeeK8 Good to hear! Even better because it is on my shelf. Thanks for the suggestion! 2y
Pruzy @Bookmarkie I like the sound of it! 2y
Pruzy @MyNamesParadise Sounds suitably page-turnery. Also interesting that this book and Snow Hunters have someone on a bike on their Litsy covers! 2y
Pruzy @mrozzz Perfect! Thanks for the seconding! 2y
Jess I‘m half way through White Tears right now and it is so good. There is even a Spotify playlist to accompany the book that sets the tone. 2y
Pruzy @Jess That does sound really really good! 2y
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kaykay521
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Pickpick

Within the past 6 months I've gotten into podcasts and Anne's podcast "What Should I Read Next" is one of my faves. When I heard she was writing a book on personality frameworks I knew I'd have to read it, definitely not disappointed. She outlines several frameworks and how she's included them in her life.

BookaholicNatty I love Anne and her podcast!!!! 😍 2y
tapgurl I absolutely love her podcast. And she has another book coming soon! 2y
minkyb Love her as well! 2y
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Morr_Books
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I'm not at all surprised by my being an introvert and observer, but the other answers are surprising to me. #introvertorextrovert 16personalities.com
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for sharing. I love seeing everyone‘s results. 2y
Andrew65 Seem to be a lot of defenders, me included! 2y
kamoorephoto Me too!!! 2y
Deidre-Dee-OfficialBookworm I‘m a protagonist! I have a little of everything. 2y
Raebelle The mediator...infp-t...:) 2y
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annahenke
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I‘m in love with the bookish podcast WHAT SHOULD I READ NEXT, in which the guests tell Anne three books they loved, one book they hated, and what they‘re reading now and receive three book recommendations. Anna is also the author of the tagged book on personality, which I‘m checking out based on how much I love her show. Check out the podcasts, littens - you‘ll absolutely adore it.

Morr_Books I love it too! ❤️🎧 2y
Tamra 👏🏾 2y
Ashley85 I love that one too! 2y
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Denisereads75 I love that one too! 2y
Amanda.T Her show has quickly become one of my favorites! 2y
Steph_EE *runs away to subscribe* 2y
EllieDottie I love this podcast!! 2y
minkyb I listen every Tuesday! 2y
Centique I enjoy this one too! 2y
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Librarybelle
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Oh Bookish Buzz, you get me! (Found on FB through Bookish Buzz‘s feed)

Bookworm83 Me, too!! 2y
Librarybelle @Bookworm83 🙂👍❤️ 2y
AmyG Definitely! Nerds unite. 😘 2y
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SilversReviews I‘m right there with you. :) 2y
Librarybelle @AmyG @SilversReviews Hooray! 🙂❤️ 2y
Maria514626 This quote is the best. Ever! 2y
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Chrissyreadit

Does anyone belong to the Modern Mrs Darcy book club? Thoughts on it?

LauraBeth I love Anne but I can‘t justify paying $120 a year just to have access to a book forum - the cost seems very excessive to me. 2y
MaureenMc Ditto. 2y
Chrissyreadit That makes sense. 2y
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Blaire I really like her too, but won‘t pay for a book club. I‘m already in 3 IRL book clubs that I love. 2y
minkyb Love the podcast but @LauraBeth sums up my feeling about the book club. 2y
Pamwurtzler @LauraBeth Same for me. 2y
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katelucia
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#bookhaul

I‘ve had my eye on this copy of Anne of Green Gables for awhile. And this edition of Wuthering Heights contains a few illustrations. I need more time.

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Kindredanne
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So excited to read this by one of my favorite bloggers, the Modern Mrs. Darcy!!

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jenniferw88
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If I haven't subscribed to too many challenges already, I've just signed up for Modern Mrs Darcy as well! 😂

#idratherbereading @annebogel

Link here: https://modernmrsdarcy.com/reading-challenge-2018/

benchley1 I have signed up for to many, what's one more?! This looks fun and easily doable 2y
lildeb_8 That looks like a great challenge. Twelve books is a nice number. I've done the Popsugar challenge the last two years and it is so many books taking a break in 2018. 2y
Maria514626 Stealing your idea! I‘m going to color and post mine as well! 📚📖❤️❤️ 2y
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Rabidgummibear
Pickpick

Pretty cute book. Enjoyed the audio version in small chunks.
Definitely for those more inclined towards personalities.
⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Laura317
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After a busy Sunday, I am settling down with this book. I wonder if @annebogel comes here often?

Joyfulmimi I don‘t think she does for some reason. 2y
Bookzombie Pretty 🎄 2y
Laura317 @Joyfulmimi That‘s too bad. I really like her. @Bookzombie Thanks! 😁 2y
Joyfulmimi I asked her about it but she did not comment. @Laura317 2y
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CatchMyBookBreath
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#12daysofbookstagram #selfie Ok #photography friends - how on the world do I fit wide shelves into a square picture? Without knocking a wall out! Lol
I'm sorry to see the end of this challenge since these things always make me post more. I'll have to play catch-up! 😃
#fairylights #narnia #sparkle #Candles

Avanders Love this!! 2y
Kamisha This is lovely! 😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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anhistorianabouttown
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Not sure how I feel about this- an entire book on different personality tests is tiring and not that interesting.

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Happiestwhenreading
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Panpan

What did I learn about my personality after reading Reading People? That I hate learning about personalities. (#sorrynotsorry #unpopularopinion) I wanted to love this one, but I honestly think it‘s more about me than the book. I think I‘ve finally realized that I‘m not all that fascinated with personality assessment. People who are will find this to be a great resource to add to their research and library!

Booksnchill 👍 2y
anhistorianabouttown I'm currently listening to this, and I feel like I've been cheated- I found Anne through her book podcast and this has NOTHING to do with books. Maybe I'm odd but I have no desire to type a personality to the -nth degree! 2y
Happiestwhenreading @anhistorianabouttown I agree! It adds nothing new to the conversation and just feels like a compilation of the information already out there! 2y
anhistorianabouttown @Happiestwhenreading It's like listening to a textbook at this point 😑 2y
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suvata
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Pickpick

I am not interested in boggling my mind with all the convoluted facts. So, when I saw the opportunity to read this book and have everything explained to me in the clear, concise and, may I say, soothing voice (as in the case of the audiobook) of Anne Bogel I jumped at the chance. Reading People made me a little more accepting of things that other people do. After all, the world would be pretty boring if we were all me!

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Denisereads75
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Pickpick

I have always loved personality quizzes and reading books about the explanations regarding our reactions to situations. This book delves into several personality typing theories. I was familiar with most of the theories discussed in the book but it explains the concepts in more detail than any online resource. She also provides resources for future in depth study.

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InnerSavvy
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Pickpick

This book is a great summary of some popular personality tools to help you get started. It helped me figure out my MBTI. Enjoyable read.

jbhops Modern Mrs. Darcy. 😊 Do you listen to her podcast? 2y
InnerSavvy @jbhops I try to. Do you find new books through her podcast? 2y
jbhops @InnerSavvy I mostly find new books through her emails. I'm not very good at keeping up with podcasts. I love her kindle deals emails. 2y
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InnerSavvy I agree. I read her blog the most. I enjoy her writing. 2y
Laura317 I just ordered this. I‘ve listened to the podcasts and read some of the blog. 2y
InnerSavvy @Laura317 I hope you enjoy it. Would love to know your opinion 2y
Laura317 I‘ll be sure to get back to you on I! @InnerSavvy 2y
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