Saturday, September 1, 2018

I'd Rather be Reading

In several of my quilty groups lately I have tossed out the question.... "if you're not quilting, what are you likely to be doing instead?" My answer? Reading! I'm a lifelong lover of books and reading. Some of my earliest memories involve loading up on books at the library.... first picture books with my Mom, later early readers and then chapter books. When Mom would chase us outside to play, I would usually sneak a book with me and curl up under a tree (or in the tree!) to read.

Recently, I had the pleasure of reading Anne Bogel's soon to be released second book, "I'd Rather be Reading". Some of you might know Anne from her blog, Modern Mrs Darcy, or her podcast What should I read next? Lately, Anne is one of the sole reason's my TBR (to be read) list is longer than it's ever been.
While I'd Rather be Reading could be a read-in-a-day book, I chose to savor it over several days. I will admit, the book sent me down several rabbit holes. One afternoon, I found myself curled up on the couch happily watching the movie You've Got Mail! Anne had talked about the movie in her book and I hadn't seen it in probably 15 years or more. What a delight! Now I can't wait to visit the bookstore in New York City that inspired the movie. Books of Wonder just happens to be a few blocks from where I'll be staying on the upper west side of Manhattan next month. Serendipity I say! I half expect to run into Meg Ryan while I'm there...
This awesome book, which releases on Tuesday, is the perfect holiday gift for all of your reading friends. Anne's delightful storytelling made me want to read other books even more (I reached my 2018 reading goal in August. Not a coincidence). Also, there are amazing preorder bonuses if you order it before the release date. You can check those out at Look at all of these goodies!
You should know that I did receive an advanced copy of I'd Rather be Reading for free. However, if you know me at all, you also know that all of the opinions in this post are my very own, from my heart.


Maria said...

Sounds like a great book. As I'm averyslow reader I've started to listen to audiobooks. It just fabulous to listen to a story as I sew..

Made by Mrs Jones x said...

I'm totally with you: I always have a book (or two) on the go. I have been recommended "Bookworm: a Memoir of Childhood Reading" by Lucy Mangan which is another of those rabbit hole books.