My Strength is My Story with Anne Bogel, I’d Rather Be Reading.
Are you one of those people who love books, all shapes and sizes? Anne Bogel shares the delights and dilemmas of the reading life. Wouldn’t you rather be reading?
Anne Bogel is a wife and mom to four children. As the creator of the popular blog, Modern Mrs. Darcy, Anne is known by readers, authors, and publishers as a tastemaker through her popular book lists and reading guides.
She is a podcaster of “What Should I Read Next?“.
“When you start talking about what’s actually on the page, it’s a shortcut to talking about what really matters in life, ’cause that’s what a good book is digging into.” ~ Anne Bogel
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including bookstores vs. libraries, the power of suggestion, Wuthering Heights, and book hangovers!
- Complex Mystery
- Slow developing story
- Talking books
- Circle of Readers
- Reading Roots
- Organizing Dad’s Books
- Bookstore vs. Library
- My First House
- Good Vibes
- Book Cover
- Library Ladder
- Personal Connection
- How many books?
- Unread books
- What matters to us?
- New perspective
- Kathleen Kelly (You’ve Got Mail)
- The Classics
- Wuthering Heights
- Children and Reading
- The power of suggestion
- Harder books at a younger age
- Visual learner
- Arranging books
- What makes a good book for you?
- Start to Finish
- Book hangovers
- Nightstand books
“Put your butt in the chair and do it!” ~ Anne Bogel
Quotes and statements within the interview:
“I like that precise temperature where you could wear a sweater if you wanted to, but you’d probably be okay in just your t-shirt.”
“I’m wiling to go a little darker in the Fall and the Winter, than I might in the Summer.”
“I remember that when I was very young, nobody had to tell me to read.”
“It was cheap. It was a dump. But it was in a great neighborhood and it was also right next door to the library.”
“There’s a whole wall with no windows that we could put floor-to-ceiling bookshelves on like we could have a library.”
“Reading is really personal. It’s very individual.”
“And I kind of like that it’s a feeling and not data; but then again, I’m a nerd and I would kind of like to have the data in my reading life — but only some days.”
“Reading is a lifestyle and our books are part of who they are.”
“Timing has so much to do with how you do or don’t connect with a book.”
“I think the power of suggestion is extremely valuable much more so than, ‘Here child. Read this.'”
“There’s a time for stretching yourself and there’s also a time for reading easy chapter books in a row, because that let’s them experience the pleasure of reading detached from the work that advance reading can be.”
“Your version doesn’t have to be somebody else’s version.”
“Put your butt in the chair and do it!”
What has your love for reading gifted you?
- You get to live in so many different worlds, so many different stories; experience the world through so many different points of view.
“A reader lives a thousand lives. The one who doesn’t read lives only one.
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- Connect with Anne Bogel
- BOOK: I’d Rather Be Reading
- PODCAST: What Should I Read Next?
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annebogel/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ModernMrsDarcy
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ModernMrsDarcy/
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