The act of reading ... begins on a flat surface, counter or page, and then gets stirred and chopped and blended until what we make, in the end, is a dish, or story, all our own.
— Adam Gopnik

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September 27, 2018

I'd Rather Be Reading

Having all your library reserves come in once. {Today's pile: 7.} Not being able to fit all of the books you just checked out in your tote bag. {It was fine. This morning I folded up my biggest tote bag and carried it in my other tote bag.} Living (literally) right next to the library. Not living right next door to the library any more. Having friends you trust for book recommendations. Listening to someone you don't know tell other people they must read a certain book, because they would all love it, knowing that she's talking about the book you just finished and absolutely hated. Re-reading books you've loved even though you have 819 books you've never read on your Goodreads list.

This is us, my friends. :)  After JoAnn added the book to her Goodreads list (see 'friends you trust,' above) I found the audiobook on Hoopla {does your library have this service?  I think it's amazing}; since it was read by the author, it was even more like spending time with a very, very kindred spirit.

I'd Rather Be Reading: the delights and dilemmas of the reading life, by Anne Bogel 
Baker Books/Mission Audio, 2018 
Borrowed from the library


Lisa said...

Our libraries don't have this! I downloaded a free sample but have resisted buying it so far.

JoAnn said...

So glad you enjoyed this, too! I still have my "review" in the drafts folder and will post it eventually..hopefully I'll get a little downtime during this trip. My only complaint was that she spoke a little too quickly, but the sentiments were perfect!

JaneGS said...

100% my kind of book. Thanks for the review.

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