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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.


January 2020
text: My Interview with Author Melissa Hart
If you love books (and if you don’t, I’m not really sure what you’re doing here), you might want to check out the Luna’s Read...
December 2019
text: Next Up: My Year of Expanded Reading
About a year and a half ago, I listened to an episode of Writing Excuses called “Reading Outside the Box” in which Mary Robin...
October 2019
text: My Appearance on Books on Third
The Marshall Area Fine Arts Council (MAFAC) recently opened/rebranded Books on Third, a gift shop that sells awesome artwork,...
Rumpled - Lacey Louwagie
April 2018
text: Wanted: A Speaker for the Dead
As my husband drove me to work the Monday after his father died, I said, “I wish we had a Speaker for the Dead for your dad.”...
Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card
March 2018
text: Still Reading
So, I stopped posting reviews here after #70 last year. I did manage to read 100 books in 2017, but getting them reviewed, le...
1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up - Julia Eccleshare
October 2017
reviewed: Book 70/100: The Art of Waiting - On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood by Belle Boggs
The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood by Belle Boggs My rating: 4 of 5 stars More than just a memoir on ...
reviewed: Book 69/100: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
This is one of the best Maguire books I've read, right up there with the first couple Oz retellings (I only read the first tw...
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister - Gregory Maguire
October 2017
reviewed: Book 68/100: The Perfect Pumpkin by Lyn Fletcher
In this book, the central conflict arises from two ponies wanting the same pumpkin from a pumpkin patch. Rather than fight ov...
The Perfect Pumpkin - Nora Pelizzari, Lyn Fletcher
October 2017
reviewed: Book 67/100: B is for Bear by Roger Priddy
A cut above the typical alphabet book due to the fun textures and bright, beautiful photos.
B is for Bear - Roger Priddy
October 2017
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reviewed: Book 66/100: Before You by Rebecca Doughty
This is a really sweet book about the love and feeling of completeness a special someone can bring to your life, whether a ch...
Before You - Rebecca Doughty
October 2017
reviewed: Book 65/100: Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
When I was a kid, my mom used to cry every time she read this book to us. I remember being squished into the Lay-Z-Boy reclin...
Love You Forever - Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw