My guest today is Anne Bogel, author of I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life and podcast host of What Should I Read Next?
Anne shares lessons from her book such as the benefits of reading and rereading books, why the Book Police don't exist, why you should consider writing in your books, and more great reading tips.
If you love reading, you'll enjoy this episode.
00:49 About Anne Bogel1:17 What inspired Anne to write a book about reading2:00 Challenges of giving book recommendations3:41 There's no Book Police (or why you can read whatever you want)6:00 Joy of finding the right book at the right time8:06 Benefits of reading books9:30 Benefits of going to libraries11:14 Dangerous of being book bossy & avoiding the word Should14:45 The rite of passage all reader go through (being a reader post-school)16:34 Benefits of rereading books19:03 Why you should write in your books20:50 Benefits of tracking your reading & using Goodreads 23:08 How reading can be a social activity25:16 The emotional impact of a great book 26:58 Two books that had a huge impact on Anne31:02 Two books that influenced Anne to become a writer
Learn more about the author:
Twitter: @AnneBogelInstagram: @AnneBogelWebsite: ModernMrsDarcy.com***
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