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Welcome to Reading Vicariously

This is a blog about books and the worlds they transport you (with some of my own musings and writings 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!


The Devil's Mistress David Barclay

Book Review: The Devil’s Mistress

Semi-historical tale of misplaced rage, young love, and fierce vengeance. A review of the book The Devil’s Mistress by David Barclay.

Howls from Hell book cover

Book Review: Howls from Hell

Dive into a plethora of fun stories from a crop of new (to me) authors. A review of the anthology Howls from Hell.

Nana book Mark Towse

Book Review: Nana

Disturbing old people in a community cult. A review of the novella Nana by Mark Towse.

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Book Reviews

Original Writings

Interviews, Musings, and Other Stray Thoughts

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.