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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.


The Woman Upstairs - Claire Messud
"Sometimes I'd seem to forget, and my obsessive imagination would follow its old familiar trajectory--to the imaginary Vermont farmhouse, the peaceable artistic gynocracy, where a mere hand upon the arm set the veins pumping double time. And then, into the fantasy, as into a dream, would come the thought: it's not like this anymore; the world has changed. "