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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.

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The Hidden Staircase
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 63/128 pages
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy
Progress: 89 %
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages

Charms for the Easy Life ★☆☆☆☆

Charms for the Easy Life - Kaye Gibbons

I went 5 minutes beyond my self-imposed minimum 20 minutes (for audiobooks) before DNFing. That was 25 minutes of exposition as the main character explains her family's backstory, and we had only gotten as far as her mother's childhood. Yawn.


Audiobook version, borrowed from my local public library via Overdrive. Kate Fleming's performance was fine. I think she did her best with the material she had to work with.