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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

One Plus One ★★★★☆

One Plus One: A Novel - Jojo Moyes

I loved this book for the first 2/3 of the story, when it began behaving overtly like a romance, at which point I only really liked it a lot. I found all the characters interesting, although the antagonists were not as well developed as I'd like. Moyes tells a good story about (mostly) believable and (sometimes) sympathetic characters. If it wrapped up a little too neatly at the end and there were too many just desserts for realism, I can forgive her for it. The ride was definitely worthwhile. 


This is the first JoJo Moyes book I've tried, and I've already put her other audiobooks my library carries on the hold list. 


Audiobook version, surprisingly loaned by a friend who prefers murder mystery series. The production uses multiple narrators effectively, all of whom provided a fine performance.