Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Anne Bogel author of I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life.
For many people, reading isn’t just a hobby or a way to pass the time—it’s a lifestyle. Books shape us, define us, enchant us, and sometimes even infuriate us. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can’t imagine life without them.
In I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life, beloved Modern Mrs. Darcy blogger and host of the What Should I Read Next? podcast Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, the place where they first fell in love with reading and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today.
Book lovers of all types will be able to relate to Bogel’s reflections on topics including:
- How to organize bookshelves—by Dewey Decimal System, Trivial Pursuit category, color (gasp!)
- Problems only bookworms understand
- The joy of rereading old favorites
“A book is just printed words on a page: you can shelve it, shred it, ship it around the world,” writes Bogel. “But avid readers know a great book doesn’t exist only in the realm of the material. The words between those covers bring whole worlds to life.”
Anne Bogel is the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcast What Should I Read Next? Her popular book lists and reading guides have established Bogel as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. The author of Reading People, Bogel lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.