• Monika Satote

A Read For Readers : I would rather be reading by Anne Bogels

One of the best things that happened to me in 2020 is getting back to reading. It has become my lifestyle. If I rewind my year, it would have been quite different and “I cannot imagine-type of boring” without reading & this bookstagram account. I have talked about all my reading experiences on this page, so I will not focus on that this time.


“I feel certain of this: I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I weren’t a reader.” ― Anne Bogel

It is just so difficult to put in words what types of experiences books have given me, but if there’s one book ( for now) that sums up my bookish life this year is this - “I would rather be reading” The title itself sums up my 2020.


If you are an avid reader and looking for a book that will validate your all the experiences, all the book craziness, bookish habits and delights, then this is the book for you. It represents every reader out there in the most precise and funny way. Right from the bookish fantasies to bookish problems, every freaking thing is relatable. And oh, did I mention, it has so many book and author mentions. What a treat, man! What a treat.


With this book, I am introduced to some crazy bookish addictions. Some parts of this book hit nostalgia. Some parts made me laugh. Overall, I am just so glad I read this book. I have lived many lives in books but I got to live my own life on pages with this book.



Just read it, people. A perfect book for bibliophiles.



"Every reader goes through this rite of passage: the transition from having books chosen for us to choosing books for ourselves. When given the choice, some choose not to read. But you, dear reader, moved from being told what to read to choosing for yourself. From reading on assignment, perhaps to please someone else, to reading at your own leisure to please only yourself. When faced with the task of establishing your own reading life, you did it, or maybe you’re still in the middle of doing it.”


― Anne Bogel, I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life