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SheriC

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 %

Fingersmith: 56%.

Fingersmith - Juanita McMahon, Sarah Waters

It is amazing to me that at one time, "doctors" genuinely believed that providing a woman with an education and allowing her to read novels could cause insanity. And given the state of mental health care at the time, I think I'd have rather pretended to be stupid and uninformed than to be permanently committed to an insane asylum.