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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

I Almost Forgot About You
Terry McMillan
Progress: 76 %
The Gates of the Alamo
Stephen Harrigan
Progress: 67/592 pages
I am No One You Know
Joyce Carol Oates
Progress: 17 %
The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
Progress: 35 %

The Monstrumologist - progress: 14/447 pages

The Monstrumologist - Rick Yancey

I know I fixate on stupid things sometimes, but my start on this (so far entertaining) book was derailed by the question: Would this country "doctor" have rubber boots and gloves in his laboratory in the year 1888? 


According to the internets, the rubber boots were being manufactured as early as the 1850's, and the first surgical rubber gloves were created in 1889-1890. So... it may be a bit of a stretch, but I can buy it. 


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