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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 %

Rebecca - progress 16%

Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier, Sally Beauman

Perhaps, when she had gone, he would talk to me at last, about loving me, about being happy. Up to now, there had been no time. And anyway, those things are not easily said. They must wait their moment.


That poor, foolish, stupid girl. It can be so easy, when one is young and naive and lacking self-esteem, to convince yourself that a dysfunctional relationship is normal. That a man you desperately love for reasons that have nothing to do with the person he really is, has justifiable reasons for treating you badly.