Getting my hair done (for the first time in 5 years!) and "I'd Rather Be Reading"! ??
Absolutely loved it 😍📚. I‘m a sucker for books about the reading life and Anne did not disappoint! I read this in just a couple hours this afternoon, and actually like it better than Ex Libris: Confessions of a common reader. This one just spoke to me more. FYI if you aren‘t listening to Anne‘s podcast What Should I Read Next you should 😊. It‘s fantastic. I borrowed this from the library but will be getting my own copy ASAP
My English teacher did the same thing, only for me it was 7th grade not 5th..and yes the reaction was the same. Not a dry eye in the house. Boys and girls both
"...I'm grateful for my one life, but I'd prefer to live a thousand—and my favorite books allow me to experience more on the page than I ever could in my actual life." -Anne Bogel, I'd Rather Be Reading
Fabulous article from The Atlantic.
I finished my summer reading requirements in the wee hours of the 7th day (a week ago yesterday), but I missed my regular library visit last week (out of town for Number One Son's spectacular wedding). Today, I collected my T-shirt. 📚💙😎
I‘ve barely been home from vacation for two weeks, and I‘m already looking at planes and trains for #readingretreat2020 (no automobiles because I‘m not crazy enough to try driving on the wrong side of the road). Maybe I‘ll get back to Heathrow and have another giant cup of tea. #londoncalling #wanderingjune
I enjoy Bogel‘s podcast, “What Should I Read Next?”
This is a collection of short essays on Bogel‘s reading life. Most of what is covered in the book Bogel has talked about on her podcast, so nothing much new here. Still, reading this collection was a pleasant enough way to spend a relaxing hour or two after a stressful day at work.
A great day at the library! I‘d Rather Be Reading, Giovanni‘s Room, Books For Living, In The Wolf‘s Mouth, and Disappearing Earth all available!
Such a wonderful book about reading, reading habits and about being a bookworm. Divided in 16 chapters Anne Bogel talks about different parts of a bookworm's life. There are several chapters you smile the whole time while you read them, just because you are quite like that. A cosy book for everyone who loves to read and who is proud to be a reader. 😍 @rubyslippersreads thank you for sending me this book. 😍
I finished my first summer reading log at 1-something this morning! Woo hoo! I'll go get my T-shirt prize this week.
I didn't have sticky flags handy most of the time I was reading. I may have to buy my own copy and read it again soon. Quite a few of her reading habits match mine or at least resonate. Delightful little collection of essays! [I stayed up too late last night—just one more essay....]
Really excited about the 2 new editions to my bookish mug collection - the middle bookshelf mug and the right library card mug :)
Anne Bogel (of What Should I Read Next? podcast) narrates her own work in this short, uplifting collection of thoughts about our reading lives. Littens will identify with much, if not all, that she has to say. I especially enjoyed the chapter about reading author acknowledgements. I was sad, however, to learn that Bogel feels the need to apologize for reading some kinds of books, as when mentioning Drowning Ruth: “Confession: Oprah pick.”
June 1 is one of my favorite days of the year—Summer Reading starts at the library! By 12:13 this morning, I had registered online. [I might have done it sooner, but I was busy logging my last book read in May, which I finished just before midnight.] Anyway, I posted this screenshot on my library trustee Facebook page before 😴; I‘ll drop in to the celebration at main library this afternoon. Happy Summer Reading, dear Littens!
I feel a bit stupid for not knowing that it was William Morris who is famous for saying “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” I thought that was Marie Kondo‘s original idea. In her book, Anne Bogel encourages people to keep books they‘ll never read as long as they find the covers beautiful—not at all in line with the KonMari method.
If my real life reminds me of something I‘ve read in a book, I‘m reading well.
DH was shocked to get home from last night's hockey game at nearly 1 am this morning to find me still working on my jigsaw puzzle and reading with my ears [and I didn't stop until well after he went to bed]. Before he left for tonight's game, he asked "What are you doing tonight?" I just held up my book. Follow-up question (with judgy tone): "Until what time?" Hey—I'm already in bed! That's promising, right? ?
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This was a cute, short, sweet book written for bookworms. I wanted a bit more from it but still enjoyed it on a rainy day at the cottage. It had me reflecting on my own history as a lifelong book lover in a pleasant way. 📚😍
Enjoying this little book at the cottage
4🌟🌟🌟🌟 Just finished this little gem. It‘s a short book, but packed with some interesting tidbits on reading. Of course I added a few titles to my ever growing TBR. Bogel mentions two important points I‘d like to touch on: acknowledgements and starting a book journal. I started reading dedications and acknowledgements a few years and many are great! Next: start a book journal! I‘ve been wanting to for years. Have you?
It‘s the most wonderful time of the year. 🎶 @annebogel at Modern Mrs Darcy just released her 2019 Summer Reading Guide!
I could quote this whole book. It‘s amazing! But I loved this.
"Adding books to my to-read list just gives me more reason to live!"
I love it. Agreed. I will die with my ever-growing TBR, but I'll also never run out of things to read while I'm alive.
A sweet gift from a member of my IRL book club - she got a copy for all of us to enjoy. I‘ve wanted this book for awhile - I love the podcast by Anne Bogel (What Should I Read Next?) and she just started a new one (One Great Book). This cover is also amazingly beautiful. Plus, she‘s from Kentucky!
Listened to the What Should I Read Next podcast on my audio walk today. Looks like I just beat a storm!
This week‘s episode is really good!
"You pile the stack in your passenger seat, and your car yells at you because it thinks you have an unbuckled passenger." I may have just laughed out loud at Starbucks and startled several people. But it's so true!
If this has happened to you—if the right book has almost magically appeared in your life at the right time to hold your hand for the journey—you know it feels like a special kind of grace.
-Anne Bogel in I'd Rather Be Reading
Already delightful. Love her podcasts too.
I love geeking out over books about reading. Lots of funny and relatable stories here about book hangovers, literary sins and the classics that changed our lives. Cheers to creative author and podcaster extraordinaire Anne Bogel! Though I blame “Who Should I Read Next?” for a good portion of my TBRs! 🤭📚📚📚
A delight - just wish it was longer!
Moved some furniture around for a new reading nook.
Pretty much always. I'd rather be reading.
A short & sweet musing about a variety of aspects of reading & reading life. I found it a fast read to fill out my nonfiction reads.
#nonfiction2019 - Something Personal
My exciting news is out: I‘m going to be next week‘s guest on the What Should I Read Next podcast! It‘s a booknerd‘s dream come true. 📚🎉🌟
😮WOW! I swear this book was talking about me the entire time! I can‘t believe how closely I related to every chapter and the whole overall feel of it. It‘s written about the reading lifestyle with struggles and triumphs we understand. It was so intriguing to find that it‘s not just me. This author just gets me. A very enjoyable/relatable read!! All the stars!