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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

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
Ruth Franklin
Peanuts Classics
Charles M. Schulz
Progress: 66 %
The Bungalow Mystery
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 192/192 pages
The Bungalow Mystery #3
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 192/192 pages
The Bungalow Mystery
P.M. Carlson, Russell H. Tandy, Carolyn Keene
Progress: 204/204 pages
The First Discworld Novels: The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic
Terry Pratchett
Progress: 121/352 pages

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow ★★★★★

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving, Tom Mison

This is the first I’ve ever read Ichabod Crane’s original story, and it was surprisingly funny, especially as read by the wonderful Tom Mison in this Audible Original performance. Ichabod is wonderfully drawn with his ridiculous appearance and unconscious arrogance and hubris, so that I can still feel a little sympathy for him in the end at

falling victim to Brom Bones’ prank, or so it is implied.

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This line, for some reason, made me actually laugh out loud: “The revenue arising from his school was small, and would have been scarcely sufficient to furnish him with daily bread, for he was a huge feeder, and though lank, had the dilating powers of an anaconda.” Taken together with the overall description of his person and behavior, it just made a wonderful mental image.


I read this for the Genre: Horror square in 2016 Halloween Bingo.