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Welcome to Reading Vicariously

This is a blog about books and the worlds they transport you to (with some of my own musings, writings, and freelance services mixed in). Reading “vicariously” has added immense value to my life, and I love having the opportunity to share my passions and thoughts with others! Read on, and enjoy!


5 Star Quick Reviews

A YA novel in verse, a continuation of sci-fi horror greatness, and a fun graphic novel. Quick reviews of recent 5 star reads.

Since I’ve Been Gone

Well, it has been awhile, hasn’t it? I’ve Ben (get it?) gone a Long (haha!) time…and if that doesn’t make sense check my bio. A lot of time has passed since my last post in August of 2021. Life has been BUSY! On a personal note I had another baby (our third, and final), got

Book Review: Sweet Tooth, Vol 2

Mounting dread, increased violence, and strained relationships. A review of the graphic novel Sweet Tooth Vol 2 by Jeff Lemire.

Whisper Down the Lane

Book Review: Whisper Down the Lane

Panicked paranoia, sinister supernatural forces, and psychological terror. A review of the book Whisper Down the Lane by Clay McLeod Chapman.

The Conqueror Worms Brian Keene

Book Review: The Conqueror Worms

Insane twists, excellent character development, and gargantuan carnivorous worms. A review of the book The Conqueror Worms by Brian Keene.

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Book Reviews

Interviews, Musings, and Other Stray Thoughts

Original Writings

Reading Vicariously means actively imagining yourself in the world of the book. Immersion is necessity, and each book is a new world to explore and life to live.

Reading Vicariously also means reading with empathy for the characters. It’s about putting yourself in their shoes, even if they’re very different from you.

Ben Long