"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 books have been piling up in this past month, and I need to log them or risk losing my coffee table entirely! Here is what has come my way, as well as why and how.
Signs of Life by Natalie Taylor - I read about this book in Writers Digest; it chronicles a woman's experience losing her husband while she was pregnant and having and raising her son without him. I put it on my list back when I was engaged and obsessed with any memoir relating to marriage.
Dark Song by Gail Giles - I thought this was a Beauty & the Beast retelling, but I can't find anything to confirm that. If it's not that, it must be a book that caught my interest when I was reading a review journal like School Library Journal or Booklist.
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu - And this is supposed to be a retelling of Pinnochio, although the associates are lose at best. I've already started reading this one, and I'm enjoying it a lot. The main character seems as though he might have Asperger's, and I love the cats that are everywhere!
I've decided to keep two books sent to me by publishers in hopes that they will find their way to a mention in New Moon Girls magazine, both of which are too old for New Moon's demographic but are of interest to me.
The Secret Sky by Atia Abadi - This is a story of "forbidden love in Afghanistan."
The Law of Loving Others by Kate Axelrod - Features a mother with a mental illness (schizophrenia)
On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner - This book came highly recommended through Tuscany Press, a Catholic publisher.
And last, but not least ...
Second Sight by Cheryl Klein, which I bought at her Master Plot Workshop last weekend.
Phew, time to do some shelving!