This has never happened to me! I’ve never sat down and read an entire book in 24 hours. Now granted this book was only 149 pages and pretty small in size but still I’m going to give myself a pat on the back here. I deserve some kind of book lovers prize or at the very least I can count myself in the book tube hall of fame for reading right?
The book was I’d Rather be Reading by Anne Bogel and I couldn’t put it down. I walked around the house with it, bumping into furniture and stepping on dreaded legos and cats. Every spare second I had I was picking it up, reading a chapter here and a few pages there. What surprised me the most was this book isn’t about what I usually like. It wasn’t about love and war or kingdoms and special powers, it was simply about books.
I read a book…about books and I loved every second of it. I found myself laughing out loud and nodding my head like I was talking to an old friend. I felt like I was understood for being the crazy book obsessed person I’ve become. I was reading about me, through the stories of someone I’ve never met.
I too grew up next to a library so I related to her experiences as a young reader. That library changed me, it made me the reader I am today. I went through phases of not reading (gasp) or only reading one or two books a year! But I still remember my young reader self being excited about the thought of checking out as many books as my hands could carry. Her stories brought back those memories for me. It rekindled that lost flame for the excitement of reading.
Recently I’ve made my way back to the reading world. This past year I’ve read more than I have in the past 10 years. Something just clicked and after reading Anne’s story I realized that love for reading has always been there. It just needed awakening.
This book was a delightful read. I really enjoyed every second of it all the way through to the acknowledgments (I think she would be proud of this). I highly recommend this book, not just for a good head nodding or laugh but for your reader soul. I found the stories endearing, the book references fascinating (mainly because I hadn’t read most of them) and the short chapters sweet and easy to get through. I think this book would make a great gift to a reader friend and a great addition to your home library.
Happy Reading Lovely Reader Friends