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What Should I Read Next?: Book Talk | Reading Recommendations | Literary Matchmaking

What Should I Read Next? is the show for every reader who has ever finished a book and faced the problem of not knowing what to read next. Each week, Anne Bogel, of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy, interviews a reader about the books they love, the books they hate, and the books they're reading now. Then, she makes recommendations about what to read next. The real purpose of the show is to help YOU find your next read.
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Sep 26, 2017

This week Anne chats with Rikki and Michaela, two Seattle area friends and SERIOUS book lovers who knew each other for YEARS before they discovered they shared a love of reading.

In today’s episode Anne, Rikki, and Michaela discuss what it means to live a literary lifestyle, why they believe in reading with the seasons, and how scary it can be to recommend your favorite book to your best friend. They also explore how they create meaningful, interactive experiences to bring favorite books to life, like their literary dinner parties. 

Click here for the full list of titles discussed in today's episode. Make sure to let us know what YOU think Rikki & Michaela should read together in the comments!

Connect with Rikki & Michaela at The Ardent Biblio: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

Connect with Anne: Blog | Twitter | FacebookInstagram | WSIRN Instagram 

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Anne's book Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything is coming this September 19! This is the story of how her long journey digging into 7 popular personality frameworks changed my life for the better, and how you can put those frameworks to work for yourself to make real, lasting change in your life, in your work, and in your relationships without going through quite so many hard knocks yourself. Pick up your copy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, your local indie, or wherever books are sold.

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Sep 19, 2017

Today Anne takes you behind the scenes of how her book Reading People came into being. Guided by questions from newsletter subscribers, we're delving into the intricacies of how the book was made, from working with agents and editors, to how the book got matched up with a publisher, to how the cover was designed. Anne also gets personal with an exploration of her writing habits, what she learned along the way, and even where the initial idea came from.

Get your copy now at your local indieBarnes and NobleAmazon, wherever books are sold.

Connect with Anne: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram 

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Sep 15, 2017

We’re in serious countdown mode around here: my book Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything comes out on Tuesday, September 19.

This is the story of how my long journey digging into 7 popular personality frameworks changed my life for the better, and how you can put those frameworks to work for yourself to make real, lasting change in your life, in your work, and in your relationships.

I had the privilege of narrating the audio version of Reading Peoplemyself, and to give you a sample of what that’s like, today, with permission, I get to read the introduction and chapter one for you in a special podcast episode

Pre-order your copy now wherever new books are sold—your local indieBarnes and NobleAmazon, wherever.

Until September 19 you can get that audiobook for FREE when you preorder Reading People. Just go to readingpeoplebook.com to get your two preorder bonuses. The first is my reading personality class, and when you enter your receipt information you get instant access. The second is that free audiobook download; you’ll get a code in your ebook after the book releases on September 19. I’m so happy my publisher and I were able to offer these fantastic bonuses; it’s a great deal and a rare opportunity to get the book in two formats for the price of one.

Connect with Anne: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram 

Readers, stay tuned, because next week we have another very special episode coming your way. I'm taking you behind the scenes of how Reading People came into being.

I asked our newsletter subscribers to share their burning questions, and they shared plenty: you all asked about agents and editors, how the book got matched up with a publisher, you had SOOO many questions about how the cover was designed, and then things like my writing habits, what I learned along the way, even where the initial idea came from. Next Tuesday, we’re diving in to all that and more. It's going to be so much fun. We've never had an episode quite like this before.

Subscribe now so you don't miss a thing!

Sep 12, 2017

In today's episode, Anne and guest Nicholas Siegel cover a lot of ground. MFA fiction is a phrase that has been thrown around on the podcast before; today they dive into what exactly that means. Nicholas also pitches a book in a way that TOTALLY changes Anne's perception of it.

Also discussed: literary magazines, when to finish a book that you're not enjoying, and stories that are perhaps best described as “just plain weird.

Click here for the full list of titles discussed in today's episode. Make sure to let us know what YOU think Nicholas should read next in the comments!

Connect with Nicholas: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

Connect with Anne: Blog | Twitter | FacebookInstagram | WSIRN Instagram 

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Hi readers! Anne here. My book Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything is coming this September 19! This is the story of how my long journey digging into 7 popular personality frameworks changed my life for the better, and how you can put those frameworks to work for yourself to make real, lasting change in your life, in your work, and in your relationships without going through quite so many hard knocks yourself.

To get yourself in the mood for all things personality, take our reading personality quiz. it’s fast and free and easy to take, and hopefully a lot of fun as well. And if you want to know even more, I made a class for you! We'll spend an hour diving deeper into all nine types and give each set of readers their own book recommendations. The class is $15 — OR you can get it for free when you pre-order Reading People! You ALSO get a free audiobook download of the book when it comes out on September 19. This is a terrific deal and a rare opportunity to get the book in two different versions, PLUS my reading personality class at no additional cost.

Sep 5, 2017

In today's episode, Anne looks for small business owner Esther Dairiam's origin story. Like so many great plots, Esther’s turns on an epiphany she had on a trip to Paris five years ago. She left convinced that what her adopted city of Chicago needed was its own destination for culinary books and events, and not finding anything like it already in business, she sought to open that business herself. 

Anne and Esther talk about food, of course, and the way it brings people together. You'll hear lots of cookbook and food titles today, but they also discuss the characteristics of a great memoir, the inclusivity of food AND books, and the favorite books of Esther's childhood.

Click here for the full list of titles discussed in today's episode. Make sure to let us know what YOU think Esther should read next in the comments!

Connect with Esther and her shop Read It & Eat: Facebook |Instagram | Twitter | Website

Connect with AnneBlog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | WSIRN Instagram 

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Hi readers - Anne here! My book Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything is coming this September 19! This is the story of how my long journey digging into 7 popular personality frameworks changed my life for the better, and how you can put those frameworks to work for yourself to make real, lasting change in your life, in your work, and in your relationships without going through quite so many hard knocks yourself.

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