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I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and…
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I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life (2018 original; edició 2018)

de Anne Bogel (Autor)

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For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them. I'd Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, the place where they first fell in love with reading, and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today. Known as a reading tastemaker through her popular podcast What Should I Read Next?, Bogel invites book lovers into a community of like-minded people to discover new ways to approach literature, learn fascinating new things about books and publishing, and reflect on the role reading plays in their lives. The perfect gift for the bibliophile in everyone's life, I'd Rather Be Reading will command an honored place on the overstuffed bookshelves of any book lover.… (més)
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Títol:I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life
Autors:Anne Bogel (Autor)
Informació:Baker Books (2018), Edition: Illustrated, 160 pages
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I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life de Anne Bogel (2018)

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Books don't need to be as individualised as people seem to be saying nowadays. Books come to us through the eyes, ears and speech of others. 'Mediated' as the jargon would have it, by many, many other people before we get to them. Then as we read them and finish them, most of us can't stop gassing about them. Books are like refrigerated moments in the general shash of conversation. We go into the fridge to read them, suspending usual social practices like conversation and eye-contact with others. But on either side of the refrigerated moments readers (and some non-readers) are in constant social interaction with what we have read. On the other hand, forget I said, “Books don't need to be as individualized”. I think that has to be re-phrased as: 'it's impossible for books to be individualized, as various points in the production and reception of them, there is a vast amount of social stuff going on. I can also argue that the act of reading is itself socially derived. That's to say, we read with the language we have acquired socially, the reading strategies we have acquired socially and the social experience (our mind-set, attitudes, personality, etc.) that we have acquired socially.

Where should I start with this simplistic, narrow minded vision of books and reading? Writing, especially fiction, is a gesture that is driven by alienation. By a discontent with the world and about your condition in it. Therefore it appeals with people that seek answers where their everyday life failed to deliver. If you're not looking for an empathic exchange of thoughts, yeah, reading is useless. But the person reading “The Count of Monte Cristo”, for example, isn't busy partying or seeking the wisdom of his grandfather (given that his grandfather is alive, let alone smart); it's somebody who needs solitude and a break from his everyday environment.

Go Wittgenstein on me if you like, it won't take anything away from the fact that fiction has a purpose in the shaping of one's identity. Those people might be alienated, but they are not better, not worse than you.

I’m with Bogel on this: Reading is a social act of protest against an age of Distraction. ( )
  antao | Jun 15, 2021 |
It was the title that made me pick up this book, I had never heard of the author or read her blog. I am so happy I came across it. It's a quick cozy read with several passages reflecting my own thoughts or feelings. Perfect for any book lover this book provides a reminder that as obsessive as we can be, we are not the only ones who feel the same about books in general.

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  literarylifelines | May 13, 2021 |
A true delight for any bibliophile!

Many updates to come.. ( )
  booksforbrunch | May 5, 2021 |
Short lightly intense memoir essays on reading and a life of reading.
There should be more book lists. More than I liked I wanted to know what book she was talking about but it wasn't named. ( )
  quondame | Feb 20, 2021 |
I suspect that most of us love books about books or reading. I know I do, but I typically don't like heavyweight books. I prefer lighthearted, breezy books about reading and this one absolutely fits the bill. For Bogel, a reading tastemaker and blogger, books are part of life and, in this short (160 page) book, she talks about books that first grabbed her and how she became the reader she is. As I read this in nearly one sitting, I found myself saying constantly "YES!! that's me, too."

Of the 21 short chapters, particular favorites for me include Bogel's chapter on living next door to a public library (which had me dreaming of such a thing); book bossiness (something I definitely try not to be); and, most especially, the chapter on bookworm problems. On bookworm problems, I think she presents maybe 100 of them and I excitedly said yes that's me for virtually all of them.

This is a fun little book about reading which I think many readers would enjoy (since I don't want to engage in book bossiness, I won't say "you must read this." Probably my favorite book of the year so far. ( )
  lindapanzo | Feb 13, 2021 |
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Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading! -Rainer Maria Rilke
Books wrote out life story, and as they accumulated on our shelves (and on our windowsills, and underneath our soda, and on top of our refrigerator), they became chapters in it themselves. How could it be otherwise? -Anne Fadiman
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For everyone who's ever finished a book under the covers with a flashlight when they were supposed to be sleeping.
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You lovingly handle each book, determining if it brings you joy. It does. They all do. You are full of bookish joy, but still woefully short on shelf space.
Thousands of years ago, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus wrote, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”
A good book, when we return to it, will always have something new to say. It’s not the same book, and we’re not the same reader.
I was surprised to discover that the very act of documenting my reading life changes what I choose to read. “You get what you measure,” a wise friend once told me. The act of tracking something changes the way we think about it. My reading log turned into an unexpected vehicle for self-discovery.
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For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them. I'd Rather Be Reading is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way. In this collection of charming and relatable reflections on the reading life, beloved blogger and author Anne Bogel leads readers to remember the book that first hooked them, the place where they first fell in love with reading, and all of the moments afterward that helped make them the reader they are today. Known as a reading tastemaker through her popular podcast What Should I Read Next?, Bogel invites book lovers into a community of like-minded people to discover new ways to approach literature, learn fascinating new things about books and publishing, and reflect on the role reading plays in their lives. The perfect gift for the bibliophile in everyone's life, I'd Rather Be Reading will command an honored place on the overstuffed bookshelves of any book lover.

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