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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.


A Year in Reading Suggestions: February Recap & March Plans

Unraveling: Hanging On to Faith Through the End of a Christian Marriage - Elisabeth K. Corcoran When She Woke - Hillary Jordan The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life - Julia Cameron Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void - Mary Roach If Grace Is True: Why God Will Save Every Person - Philip Gulley, James Mulholland Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer - Chely Wright Divergent - Veronica Roth A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin

February's A Year in Reading Suggestions challenge was to read a book discovered through a blog:


In February, read a book recommended on a blog.
Check out any book blog out there and see why that book was worth talking about.


I've decided to read as many books fitting the theme as I can each month since it provides some structure to my chaotic "to-read" list. I got through five "blog books" in February.



What's up for March? I'm glad you asked. March's challenge is:


In March, read a book that has been made into a movie.
Here’s your chance to judge a book by its movie! Find out which of your favorite scenes from a book ended up on the cutting room floor and which made it to the silver screen.


I'm listening to Divergent by Veronica Roth before I see the movie later this month. I'm also planning to read Like Me by Chely Wright, which is the companion memoir to the documentary, Wish Me Away. AND I'll be tackling the next behemoth in the Song of Ice and Fire series, A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin. Yeah, I know the Song of Ice and Fire books became a TV series, not a movie, but I think the principle is enough the same to qualify it for this month. Plus, my husband will be annoyed if I wait till I'm done with this challenge to be ready to move onto the next season on DVD. It takes me FOREVER to read these books, so I'm taking a two-pronged approach: I will be reading it AND listening to it in my car on CD. Hopefully that will let me get through it in one month so that I'm ready to take on April's challenge unencumbered!