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A Reading Vocation

"I Must Read, Read, and Read. It is my Vocation." - Thomas Merton

This is where I chronicle my reading life.  I also blog about writing at Lacey's Late-night Editing.


Book 1/100: Well-Read Women - Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines by Samantha Hahn

Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines - Samantha Hahn

This was a nice collection of vibrant watercolors depicting women made famous through literature, from Lolita to Jane Eyre. While it was fun to page through, all the portraits had a way of sort of blending together, so that they tended to look like the same woman with different hairstyles or dresses. In some instances, the unique fonts chosen to illuminate a quote about or by each woman seemed to bear more personality than the portrait itself.