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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 2/100: The Trucker by Barbara Samuels

The Trucker - Barbara Samuels

This is one of those picture books that might be more fun for adults than for the kid. The story is pretty straightforward -- my husband was not impressed -- but I found it utterly charming. It's about a boy whose mother attempts to disrupt his obsession with trucks by buying him a cat. I checked the book out for the cat, but what won me over was the mother -- from the book on her end table about "how to raise a sensitive boy" to the way she and her son talked "past" each other while she tried to engage him in conversation not about trucks, and he made it about trucks, anyway. Really fun illustrations for a sweet story.