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Portable Magic

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, #1)
Ursula K. Le Guin
Whisper Network
Chandler Baker
Progress: 54 %
Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison
Progress: 28 %
The Mystery at Lilac Inn
Carolyn Keene
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories
Gary Raisor, Richard Chizmar, Al Sarrantonio, Avram Davidson
Progress: 70/512 pages
Leading Change
John P. Kotter
Peanuts Classics
Charles M. Schulz
Progress: 66 %
The Bungalow Mystery
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 192/192 pages
The Bungalow Mystery #3
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 192/192 pages
The Mystery at Lilac Inn
Russell H. Tandy, Mildred Benson, Carolyn Keene

Prey ★★☆☆☆

Prey - Michael Crichton

I’m not knowledgeable about nanotechnology, so it wasn’t difficult to suspend disbelief regarding the science. I couldn’t overlook the enormous plot holes and badly written characters, though. I was curious enough to find out how the crisis resolved to finish the book, and I finished it fairly quickly because reading a pretty bad thriller is still better than cleaning house and doing laundry. I initially gave it 3 stars since I finished it and didn’t completely hate it, but after some reconsideration I decided it doesn’t deserve more than 2 stars. I’m not going to shame the good books on my shelves by keeping it, though. I’ll donate it to the library, and they can put it out on the freebie shelf for some other sucker.