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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 Bungalow Mystery
P.M. Carlson, Russell H. Tandy, Carolyn Keene
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro, Simon Prebble
Duel of Eagles: The Mexican and U.S. Fight for the Alamo
Jeff Long
Progress: 11/431 pages
The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Carolyn Keene
I am No One You Know
Joyce Carol Oates
The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
Progress: 13 %

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.