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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 %

Flowers for Algernon - progress: 172/311 pg

Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes

It always surprises me, when I re-read a favorite story from my youth, when I find it is more (or less!) than it was. It shouldn't. I am not the girl I was at 15. Of course I experience the story through the lenses of my accumulated life experience. 


But oh my, this is a very different book than it was when I was a teenager.