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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 #5!

With finishing The House of Reckoning, I've completed my 5th Bingo for the 2016 Halloween Bingo! I'm having so much fun.



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


G3 Gothic: House of Reckoning; John Saul


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