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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.


August 2017
text: Book 46/100: A Spiritual Guide Through Pregnancy by Margaret Hammer
This book definitely fills a gap in addressing the spiritual side of pregnancy rather than just addressing the physical/medic...
Spiritual Guide Through Pregna - Margaret L. Hammer
August 2017
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reviewed: Book 45/100: Beating the Lunch Box Blues by J.M. Hirsch
All I can say is, man, I wish J.M. Hirsch packed MY lunches.Instead, he wrote a photo-heavy book so you can pack your own lun...
Beating the Lunch Box Blues: Fresh Ideas for Lunches on the Go! (Rachael Ray Books) - J. M. Hirsch
text: Book 44/100: Through the Evernight by Veronica Rossi
I didn't go back and read my review of the first book in this series, but I'm pretty sure whatever I said there probably appl...
Through the Ever Night - Veronica Rossi
August 2017
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reviewed: Book 43/100: Pregnant Butch by A.K. Summers
Memoir graphic novels are my favorite of the genre, and I loved that this one addressed such a unique, underrepresented subje...
Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag by Summers, A. K. (2014) Paperback - A. K. Summers
August 2017
reviewed: Book 42/100: Far Out Fairy Tales by Various
These short, graphic-novel retellings of popular fairy tales are meant for middle-grade readers, and unfortunately they have ...
Far Out Fairy Tales - Louise Simonson, Otis Frampton, Benjamin Harper, Joey Comeau, Sean Tulien, Otis Frampton, Fern Cano, Jimena Sanchez S., Omar Lozano
August 2017
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reviewed: Book 41/100: California by Edan Lupecki
This felt more like a novel about a cult that happened to take place in a post-apocalyptic world than a post-apocalyptic nove...
California - Edan Lepucki
July 2017
text: How Early Motherhood Has Changed My Reading Life
Ten days ago, I became a mother when my son was lifted out of my abdomen behind a curtain, his cries filling the room and my ...
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding - La Leche League International, Gwen Gotsch The Blue Jay's Dance: A Birth Year - Louise Erdrich 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 Gregor the Overlander - Suzanne  Collins Best Lunch Box Ever: Ideas and Recipes for School Lunches Kids Will Love - Katie Sullivan Morford Modern Romance - Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg Good Night South Dakota - Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper, Ruth  Palmer
July 2017
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reviewed: Book 40/100: Women Who Run With the Wolves - Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
So, this book took me forever to read and I had to stop a couple times to read other things for book club, etc. And it's most...
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype - Clarissa Pinkola Estés
July 2017
reviewed: Book 39/100: This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
This book was a disappointment after the first two in the series, both of which were vivid and riveting. Fortunately, I had b...
This World We Live In - Susan Beth Pfeffer
July 2017
reviewed: Book 38/100: Finding Me - A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed by Michelle Knight
This is one of the best memoirs I've read of this type -- regular person (not a writer) goes through something traumatic, int...
Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings - Michelle Knight