When it comes to approaching her writing and life, Anne Bogel takes a line from Emily Dickinson: "I dwell in possibility." She is adept at viewing old ideas from a fresh perspective and presenting them to the reader in such a way that they experience them as if for the first time.
In 2011, Anne launched her blog Modern Mrs Darcy, which derives its name from a Jane Austen book. It didn't slot neatly into the existing blog niches (although she's been pleased to hear it described as "a lifestyle blog for nerds"), yet it quickly gained a cult following of smart, thoughtful readers who love Anne's modus operandi of approaching familiar ideas from new and fresh angles.
Anne's readers like to read. While Modern Mrs Darcy isn't strictly a book blog, Anne writes frequently about books and reading. Her book lists are among her most popular posts. She is well known by readers, authors, and publishers as a tastemaker. In 2016, she launched her podcast What Should I Read Next?—a popular show devoted to bibliotherapy, literary matchmaking, and all things books and reading.
Anne lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, four children, and a few thousand books.
For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them.