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Anne Bogel is the author of Reading People and I'd Rather Be Reading and creator of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy and the podcast What Should I Read Next? Her popular book lists and reading guides have established her as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. She lives in Louisville, mostrar mais Kentucky. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. mostrar menos

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What a motivation! After reading this book, it made me want to read even more. It truly taught me how to appreciate books and how they make my life better.
michellem17 | 67 outras críticas | Jun 29, 2024 |
3.5 stars

An excellent introduction to various personality frameworks for those who have heard about them in passing but don't know much about them and don't know where to start learning. This gives an overview of several popular theories (Highly Sensitive Persons, 5 Love Languages, Myers-Briggs, Enneagram, etc.) so you can figure out which one is up your alley and worth investigating more. (If you've already read up on a few of these, this book is probably not worth the read, though.)

I liked this, but most of the anecdotes are from Anne's personal life, so they speak repeatedly to her unique personality (INFP, in MBTI-speak) and those of her family members. I couldn't relate to many of the examples for that reason. If you are an INFP or have one in your life, though, you might glean some interesting insights specific to them.

Another thing that bothered me is that she used examples from many classics and included spoilers! I know many people believe classics can't be spoiled, but truly, they can be. I want to be able to enjoy those books the first time I read them and since Anne is a fellow book-lover, I think she should have realized that not every one of her readers knows the classics like she does.
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RachelRachelRachel | 17 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |
1.5 stars

While a few of these essays were cute, I was quite disappointed with this book overall, for several reasons.

In the very first chapter, "Confess Your Literary Sins," Bogel lists various reading "secrets" and then states, "... absolution is unnecessary. These secrets aren't sins." (p 24) However, she lists benign things like "you've never read Jane Austen" right next to things like "they've read the Outlander series eight times" (Outlander is well-known for having strong sexual content) and "they're addicted to firehouse romances, the kind whose covers bear rippled torsos." (p 22)

Bogel is a Christian and this particular book was published by a Christian company, Baker Books, and that is incredibly sad to me. The Bible has a lot to say about avoiding sexual sin and Christians being called to live lives that look differently from the lives of non-believers.

In addition to the idea that we Christians can read whatever we want, and think that God has no opinion or standard for us in that matter, there was also a theme of greed and idolatry coming through in these pages. I understand that Bogel was trying to write a lighthearted, amusing book for reading lovers, but this seemed to preach an almost obsession with books and reading, taking them out of their rightful place as a good thing and elevating them to a level of worship. I don't find it funny when women joke about having hundreds of shoes that they never wear, and I don't find it any more amusing when readers laugh about having hundreds of unread books, multiple copies of the same book, and talk about book-buying (or even just reading itself) as an addiction.

In addition to the moral issues that I've already mentioned, the book was repetitive and listed things that could be found in any blog post by a reader... I'm very disappointed that Baker published it and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
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RachelRachelRachel | 67 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |
enjoyed this quick read. Full of essays about reading. Enjoyable and glad I read.
The reason I picked this is that it was out of my "scope" of usual reading material.
cfulton20 | 67 outras críticas | Nov 13, 2023 |



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