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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.


April 2020
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reviewed: Year of Expanded Reading: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
I read this for my book club -- wasn't particularly interested in it going in, so not surprised it only earned three stars fr...
The Sun Is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon
April 2020
reviewed: Year of Expanded Reading: The Inner Voice of Love by Henri J.M. Nouwen
It was amazing how pertinent some of these meditations felt to our current situation -- there was one in particular that seem...
The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom - Henri J.M. Nouwen
April 2020
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text: Notes From My Isolation
Like many of you, I am self-isolating. As a freelancer and stay-at-home mom, my work life has not shifted dramatically, and t...
Life As We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeffer The Diary of a Young Girl - B.M. Mooyaart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Anne Frank
March 2020
text: Author Interview: Sofiya Pasternack
I’ve been using my writing time lately to meet some grant and contest deadlines, so I got behind on posting this interview I ...
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