I'd Rather Be Reading (with Pre-Order Bonuses!) / by Madeleine Riley


If you're an avid bookworm like me, you probably already know all about the queen of reading, Anne Bogel. Anne is the blogger behind Modern Mrs. Darcy, the host of What Should I Read Next? Podcast, and the author of Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything. 

I've been a fan of Anne's blog for years, so when I got the chance to be a guest on her podcast, I was so excited to actually talk to her that I nearly lost my cool. That podcast episode was the thing that launched TST into a higher sphere of the bookstagram world, and I have Anne to thank for it. So many of you, Dear Readers, are here because you heard me there first!

Last fall, Anne released her first non-fiction book, all about personality. You can read all of my thoughts about that here and here. I absolutely loved that book -- it was the impetus for my research into personality and self-help books this year.


Anne has a new book releasing on September 4th, and I am so eager to get my advanced copy in the mail! I'm working with the launch team again this year, so that I can share some sneak peeks and details with you all ahead of time. Of course, you know I still ordered myself a copy of the book when it releases because 1) it's a way to show support for a bookworm I adore and 2) I want all of those pre-order bonuses.

Speaking of Pre-Order Bonuses!

The deadline for submitting your receipt for physical pre-order bonuses (which you receive for ordering more than one copy) is August 14th, and the final deadline for digital pre-order bonuses is September 3rd. In my opinion, one of the best bonuses is a live class with Anne on August 2nd,  which means you want to get your receipt submitted ASAP for access to the live session!

Pre-order one copy of I’d Rather Be Reading, you'll receive these digital bonuses:

  • A FREE digital download of the audio version read by Anne to be emailed on release day
  • Access to Anne’s new class “7 Ways to Get More Out of Your ReadingLife”, live on August 2 (Don't fear, if you miss the August 1st deadline for attending the live class, you can watch the recorded version by pre-ordering any time before September 3rd.)
  • And beautiful digital artwork from the book

Preorder two or more copies and receive:

  • All of the above digital bonuses
  • A book plate signed by Anne
  • An I’d Rather Be Reading bookmark
  • A postcard print from the book
  • Bookish stickers from the Modern Mrs Darcy shop

How to Submit Your Receipt for Pre-Order Bonuses

  • After you preorder, take your receipt and go to I’dRatherBeReading.com.
  • Scroll down, and click “I preordered one copy” or “I preordered multiple copies.” Complete the form.
  • (If you buy two books in two separate transactions, that’s absolutely fine! Just submit both receipts.)
  • These bonuses disappear just before midnight on September 3rd, so make sure to submit before then!

Needless to say, this is one of my most-anticipated fall releases. I'll be sharing my personal thoughts on I'd Rather Be Reading as soon as I have it in hand, but being a long-time fan of Anne's writing, I'm predicting that it'll speak right to my bookworm heart.