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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 Hidden Staircase
Mildred Benson, Carolyn Keene
Progress: 109/182 pages
Burnt Offerings: Valancourt 20th Century Classics
Robert Marasco, R.C. Bray
Progress: 76 %
The Hidden Staircase
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 111/206 pages
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages

I love bookish surprises!

I went to Half Price Books for lunch yesterday, hoping to find a copy of Halloween Tree to substitute for Harry Potter on my Pumpkin category. No luck. But I found another suitable Ray Bradbury, and got a wonderful surprise when I got it home.

My tattered paperback is actually signed by Mr. B himself! I guess HPB didn't realize it either, because it wasn't in the "signed by author" section and I only paid the usual 1/2 cover price for it - $5.00. Not that it's really a collectible, since the book is not in great shape and Bradbury apparently signed anything that would hold still long enough. But still, what a fun surprise. :)