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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 %

A Kiss at Midnight ★★★☆☆

A Kiss at Midnight - Eloisa James, Susan Duerden

It's odd that I was so annoyed by the gaps in logic in the book that I had just finished The Bridge, but mostly gave it a pass with this one. Because there were plenty of plot holes, logic gaps, and absurdities here. I could overlook them partly because the author set it up explicitly as a fairy tale, but partly because the story was just plain old entertaining.


Audiobook, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive. Excellent performance by Susan Duerden.


I read this for the 2017 Romance Bingo, but haven't decided yet which square. It could fit the following:

TSTL: Because the step-sister is, and the main character certainly seemed to be at times.

Regency Romance: It would be a stretch though, since the author made no effort at historical accuracy

Eyeshadow and Heaving Bosoms: because just look at the cover

Virgin Best First Time: He had the magic peen

Blown Away: Again, the cover. She looks like she's about to be blown tumbling into the ocean

Fairy Tale Retelling: It's a Cinderella fable

And one other, TBD, because it would be a spoiler.