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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 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 %

The Good House ★★★☆☆

The Good House - Tananarive Due

I originally read this back in 2010 and won't completely re-write my review from that time, but I am revising the rating down to a 3 from my original 4 stars. My feelings about the book a second time around are the same, but this time I felt that there were some serious pacing problems toward the end. The action is ramped up, then comes to a screeching halt with an interlude looking back at previous events, then back to action, then back to previous events. I found myself skipping forward over bits of it to get back to the action, which isn't easy to do on audio. 


Still would recommend.


I read this for the Diverse Authors Can Be Spooky Fun square for the 2016 Halloween Bingo.