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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 %

Bingo #3 & #4!

The Graveyard Book completes my #3 & #4 bingos! I didn't expect it but I might actually get a blackout. I guess that's about the only good thing to come of my baseball season ending early with the Rangers playoff implosion. Plus, the Indians shut out the Jays last night. Lots to celebrate this morning!



B1 Read by candlelight or flashlight: The Monkey; Stephen King


B2 Diverse Authors can be spooky fun: The Good House; Tananarive Due


B3 Grave or graveyard: The Cask of Amontillado; EA Poe


B4 Fall into a good book: Fall of the House of Usher; EA Poe


B5 Vampires vs werewolves: The Graveyard Book; Neil Gaiman


I1 Magical realism: The Accident Season; Moira Fowley


I2 Ghost stories and haunted houses: Silence for the Dead; Simone St. James


I3 Genre: Mystery: Adventure of Silver Blaze; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


I4 Locked room mystery: Murder in the Rue Morgue; EA Poe


I5 Supernatural: The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer; Joyce Reardon


N2 Young adult horror: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children; Ransom Riggs


N3 Free book: (Lora's Rants & Reviews) Letters to the Damned; Austin Crowley


N4 It was a dark & stormy night: Rainy Season; Stephen King


N5 Classic horror: The Tell-Tale Heart; EA Poe


G1 Genre Horror: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; Washington Irving


G4 Set in New England: The Fireman; Joe Hill


G5 Pumpkin: Betty Crocker Halloween cookbook; Betty Crocker


O2 Reads with booklikes friends: (Jessica HDB) The Monstrumologist; Rick Yancey


O3 Creepy crawlies: The Moving Finger; Stephen King


O5 Set on Halloween: Cycle of the Werewolf; Stephen King