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Sister Interview: Anne Bogel

Anne Bogel is a woman who lives the literary life. In fact she hosts the popular podcast What Should I Read Next? where guests talk through books they’ve loved and Anne makes recommendations on, you guessed it, what they should read next. Her equally popular website, Modern Mrs. Darcy, echoes her literary tendencies, while giving readers a taste of the practical along with the books.

In this episode of The Open Door Sisterhood Podcast, Anne catches us up on her new book, how she came into blogging, and of course some reading recommendations. We learn how to pronounce her hometown of Louisville, KY, how to fit reading into a busy life, and how one idea to led to another and another to give her blogs, books and a podcast for readers. A gracious, entertaining, and lovely new friend, you’d expect nothing else from the woman so many turn to as their personal book club consultant.

If you are a bibliophile, look no further, Anne is a kindred spirit (all of you Anne of Green Gables fans caught that didn’t you?) If you find learning imperative, this is your friend. If you simply want to know what someone who reads books a week considers her favorites, listen in too. You may just find your next request for your own Christmas list or library hold.

You can connect with Anne on her websites Modern Mrs. Darcy and I’d Rather Be Reading, Facebook, or Instagram.

You can listen to our conversation with Anne on iTunes here.

A few things you heard mentioned on the show:

The Story Shoppe children’s bookstore, Monroe, GA

Book Bar, Denver, CO

Trader Joe’s


Anne’s blog Modern Mrs. Darcy

William and Mary

Annie Dillard

Donald Hall

Anne’s new book: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by [Bogel, Anne]The Firm by John Grisham

Sweet Valley High

Babysitter’s Club

Emily of New Moon

Madeline L’Engle

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Emma

Orange Penguin Paperbacks

Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety

Dani Shapiro, Hourglass, Inheritance

William Barry

Marilynne Robinson

Emily St. John Mandel

Anne’s book lists

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

Anne’s Podcast: What Should I Read Next?

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time by Jeff Smek

The High Cost of Free Parking

The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God  by Dallas Willard

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

Papermate Flairs

Staedtler Fineliners

Sharpie pens

Post-it notes

True lemon packets

A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes From My Kitchen Table by Molly Wisenberg

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