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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 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 %

Ribsy ★★★★☆

Ribsy - Tracy Dockray, Louis Darling, Beverly Cleary

I remember reading this as a child and being completely in the moment with Ribsy during all his adventures. Re-reading as an adult, I still had fun with his story, but the realism of Henry Huggins and Ramona slips here a little. For the most part, Ribsy behaves as a dog, but I suppose it's hard to tell a dog's story without anthropomorphising (is that a word?) him a bit. Have I mentioned how much I adore Louis Darling's illustrations?