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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.


reviewed: 35/100: Hypnobirthing - the Mongan Method by Marie Mongan
HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method by Marie F. Mongan My rating: 4 of 5 stars I might come back and give this book 2 stars afte...
June 2017
reviewed: Book 34/100: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
I like to live a basically decluttered life, but as someone who is also thrifty and a little sentimental, my downfalls are al...
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing - Marie Kondo
June 2017
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reviewed: Book 33/100: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
I just wasn't as enamored of this book as a lot of other people seem to be.While I found Bartimaeus' narration more compellin...
The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
June 2017
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reviewed: Book 32/100: Some Assemby Required - A Journal of My Son's First Son
It's been over a decade since I read Operating Instructions, so I can't really weigh in on the comparison. I remember OI real...
Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son - 'Anne Lamott',  'Sam Lamott'
May 2017
reviewed: Book 31/100: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
This is one of those books that inspires complicated feelings. Is it possible to write a book about teens and suicide that do...
All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven
May 2017
text: Goodreads Author Question: Summer Reading List
Goodreads asked Lacey Louwagie: What books are on your summer reading list this year? Well ... I'm expecting my first chil...
HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method: A natural approach to a safe, easier, more comfortable birthing (3rd Edition) - Marie F. Mongan 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 365 Ways to Live Cheap: Your Everyday Guide to Saving Money - Trent Hamm The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - La Leche League International, Gwen Gotsch The Nursing Mother's Companion - Kathleen Huggins Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype - Clarissa Pinkola Est├ęs
I have such a huge wishlist at the library (and tend to jump right over those books to the next in series for book just enjoy...
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reviewed: Book 30/100: Zoe in Wonderland by Brenda Woods
Zoe in Wonderland by Brenda Woods My rating: 4 of 5 stars A fun, sweet coming-of-age book about a daydreaming loner whose int...
May 2017
reviewed: Book 29/100: Son by Lois Lowry
Sigh ... Lowry, why did you keep writing sequels to a book that never needed any sequels?I found Gathering Blue to be somewha...
Son - Lois Lowry
May 2017
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