I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers by Guinevere de la Mare

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I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers Read Online Free - For anyone who'd rather be reading than doing just about anything else, this book is the ultimate must-have. In this visual ode to all things bookish, readers will get lost in page after page of beautiful contemporary art, photography, and illustrations depicting the pleasures of books. Artwork from the likes of Jane Mount, Lisa Congdon, Julia Rothman, and Sophie Blackall is interwoven with text from essayist Maura Kelly, bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, and award-winning author and independent bookstore owner Ann Patchett. Rounded out with poems, quotations, and aphorisms celebrating the joys of reading, this lovingly curated compendium is a love letter to all things literary, and the perfect gift for bookworms everywhere.

Title : I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers
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ISBN : 1452155119
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 96 pages


Dannii rated it ★★★★★

August 29, 2017

My full review can be found on United by Pop. Edited by Guinevere de la Mare, this gorgeous book may be small but what it lacks in size it makes up for in content. This contains a selection of beautiful and varied paintings, illustrations, photography, typography, essays, quotations, and poems all...

Neil (or bleed) rated it ★★★☆☆

August 25, 2017

Yep. I'd rather be reading.

Alexandra rated it ★★★★★

September 29, 2017

ALL THE STARS AND MY ONLY COMPLAINT IS THIS BOOK SHOULD HAVE BEEN HUNDREDS OF PAGES LONGER 😭🙌🏼📚📚 it's basically SERIOUSLY AESTHETICALLY PLEASING bookish artwork and photographs & a few essays about reading. the first essay entitled "i'd rather be reading" by guinevere de la mare was PERFECT. i...

Amanda rated it ★★★★☆

October 08, 2017

This is a very cute little book. It’s like looking through a bookish tumblr page. I thought it was interesting there was an essay calling for a slow reading movement and another with tips for how to read more.

Linda rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 18, 2017

I'd rather be reading is filled with pictures about books and the love of books, as well as a few essays on the love of reading. I love bookish images and photos, but was unfortunately disappointed in the ones chosen for this book. There are more inspirational pictures on instagram and pinterest....

Kayla rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 17, 2017

Hardly a book, all of this could be seen on someone's tumblr page.

Kelley rated it ★★★☆☆

August 22, 2017

Cute fast read with a few reading/book related essays, and fun book-themed art & photos. I read it in the carpool line one afternoon. Think of this as a tiny little coffee table book.

Beth rated it ★★★★☆

February 12, 2018

This delightful book is the perfect gift for book-lovers - particularly of the Bookstagram kind. It’s a visual feast of book quotations and book slogans and book illustrations and book photos. If you agree with L.M Montgomery that you are ‘simply a book drunkard’, you will undoubtedly enjoy this...

Simone rated it ★★★☆☆

November 10, 2017

🌟🌟🌟 3.5 stars A quick but enjoyable read. Scattered with cute illustrations and quotes, it reminded me why reading is the best thing ever.

Ashley rated it ★★★★☆

December 21, 2017

I’ll give it 4 stars for the first essay and the book art, but the middle two essays bothered me. One by Ann Patchett and the other by Maura Kelly espoused the sort of book snobbishness that drives me crazy. They seem to say that if you’re not reading classics or literary fiction, you’re wasting...

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