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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

The Hidden Staircase
Mildred Benson, Carolyn Keene
Progress: 109/182 pages
Burnt Offerings: Valancourt 20th Century Classics
Robert Marasco, R.C. Bray
Progress: 76 %
The Hidden Staircase
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 111/206 pages
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages

Baker Towers - update: 17/352 pages.

Baker Towers - Jennifer Haigh

I don't remember when or where I acquired this book. It's a brand new hardback and has no stickers, so I must have picked it up from a sale table at some point. I only know it's been on my TBR shelf for years. 


I like books that grab you from the opening sentence, or at least the opening paragraph. This book opens with short, choppy sentences describing the setting in a way I found both dull and annoying, but as soon as the characters entered on the third page, the story came to life.


I'm looking forward to the rest of it.