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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 %

Cabinet of Curiosities ★☆☆☆☆

The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits, Oddities, Images, and Stories from Top Authors and Artists - Mur Lafferty, Holly Black, Lev Grossman, Cherie Priest, Jeff VanderMeer, Alex Grossman, S.J. Chambers, Jess Gulbranson, Gio Clairval, Eric Orchard, Ekaterina Sedia, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Ann VanderMeer, Charles Yu, Will Hindmarch, Ted Chiang, Jeffrey Ford, Michael Moorcock

I wanted to like this steampunky-themed book of short-stories, but it tried too hard at cleverness and told essentially uninteresting stories. The text does not deliver on what the fascinating illustrations promise. I gave it 78 pages, 18 beyond my minimum 50, and gave it up.