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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.


September 2017
reviewed: Books 59, 60, 61/100: More Baby Books!
Indestructibles: Welcome, Baby by Stephan Lomp My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a fairly straightforward "welcome to the world...
September 2017
reviewed: Book 58/100: How to Raise a Family on Less Than Two Incomes by Denise Topolnicki
This book probably had some good advice, but it was so dang boring that I couldn't really absorb much of it. I am frugal and ...
How to Raise a Family on Less Than Two Incomes: The Complete Guide to Managing Your Money Better So You Can Spend More Time with Your Kids - Denise Topolnicki
September 2017
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reviewed: Book 57/100: Goodnight, Goodnight, Sleepyhead by Ruth Krauss
This is a fairly typical "goodnight" board book in which a child says goodnight to everything (goodnight toes, goodnight stuf...
Goodnight Goodnight Sleepyhead - Ruth Krauss, Jane Dyer
September 2017
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reviewed: DNF: The Author Training Manual by Nina Amir
After a two-year hiatus from this book, I have finally accepted what I knew long ago -- I am not going back. And having it si...
The Author Training Manual: Develop Marketable Ideas, Craft Books That Sell, Become the Author Publishers Want, and Self-Publish Effectively - Nina Amir, James Scott Bell
September 2017
reviewed: Book 56/100: Pete the Cat - the Wheels on the Bus by James Dean
This is my first Pete the Cat book, and I know it's not representative since it's an adaptation of the Wheels on the Bus song...
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus - James Dean
September 2017
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reviewed: Book 55/100: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I rarely give books five stars, but this one just gave me so many feels.I already knew that Patrick Ness is an excellent writ...
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
September 2017
reviewed: Book 54/100: I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose Lewis
A beautiful, child-friendly book about Chinese adoption written in the second-person from a mother to her daughter. Illustrat...
I Love You Like Crazy Cakes - Rose A. Lewis, Jane Dyer
September 2017
reviewed: Book 53/100: Modern Romance by Anziz Ansari
First off, I want to tell everyone who is interested in these comedian/celebrity memoirs that they're really wasting their ti...
Modern Romance - Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
reviewed: Book 52/100: The Blue Jay's Dance - A Birth Year by Louise Erdrich
The postpartum period after giving birth to my first son seems like the perfect time to reread Anne Lamott's "Operating Instr...
The Blue Jay's Dance: A Birth Year - Louise Erdrich
September 2017
reviewed: Book 51/100: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Iza Trapani
A riff on the popular "Twinkle Twinkle" nursery song that sends a little girl reeling after her star friend through space. So...
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star - Iza Trapani, Jane Taylor