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SheriC

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

The Science Of Discworld
Terry Pratchett, Jack Cohen, Ian Stewart
Progress: 22/414 pages
Hogfather
Terry Pratchett
Progress: 85/356 pages
The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports
Jeff Passan
Progress: 104/368 pages
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages

Portent ★★★☆☆

Portent - James Herbert

It had an intriguing premise and started off with a bang (ha ha) where the character introduced in every chapter was drowned, exploded, or burned to death. Unfortunately, by the end of the book a ridiculous romance had developed between main characters that sucked most of the joy out of reading horror fiction.

 

Still, I regard this book mostly with affection. I read the paperback mostly on the weekends this summer, while in my floating chair at the lake, and its swollen and wrinkled pages will always remind me of hot sun and cool water and good friends.