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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.


March 2017
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reviewed: Book 12/100: Room by Emma Donoghue
I rarely give out five-star reviews, and my criteria for a five-star review is fairly straightforward: I give five stars to b...
Room - Emma Donoghue
March 2017
reviewed: Book 11/100: Poor Unfortunate Soul - a Tale of the Sea Witch by Serena Valentino
I love Ursula, but, alas, this was not the Ursula novel I desperately wanted it to be.What annoyed me about the book was that...
Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch - Disney Storybook Art Team, Serena Valentino
March 2017
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reviewed: Book 10/100: Still Life With Tornado by A.S. King
This is only the second A.S. King book I've read, and while I didn't enjoy it as much as Glory O'Brien's History of the Futur...
Still Life with Tornado - A.S. King
March 2017
reviewed: Book 9/100: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
This book took a little while to get going for me -- at first it felt as if Rowell was clearly out of her element writing fan...
Carry On - Rainbow Rowell
March 2017
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reviewed: Book 8/100: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Even though I am a book lover, novels that are supposed to pay homage to books never quite do it for me. There is just someth...
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan
March 2017
reviewed: Book 7/100: Frazzled - Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom by Booki Vivat
This is a fun, energetic and girl-centric alternative to the "Wimpy Kids" and "Big Nate" books that popularly combine journal...
Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom - Booki Vivat, Booki Vivat
reviewed: Book 6/100: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
This is not your typical WWII novel because it focuses on a lesser-explored aspect of the war -- namely the voyage of thousan...
Salt to the Sea - Ruta Sepetys
March 2017
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