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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

A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, #1)
Ursula K. Le Guin
Whisper Network
Chandler Baker
Progress: 54 %
Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison
Progress: 28 %
The Mystery at Lilac Inn
Carolyn Keene
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories
Gary Raisor, Richard Chizmar, Al Sarrantonio, Avram Davidson
Progress: 70/512 pages
Leading Change
John P. Kotter
Peanuts Classics
Charles M. Schulz
Progress: 66 %
The Bungalow Mystery
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 192/192 pages
The Bungalow Mystery #3
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 192/192 pages
The Mystery at Lilac Inn
Russell H. Tandy, Mildred Benson, Carolyn Keene

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry ★★★☆☆

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry: A Novel - Fredrik Backman, Joan Hustace Walker

It's a good story with interesting characters and a little mystery to solve. It's sweet and funny and sad by turns. Overall, I enjoyed it very much. But I couldn't quite suspend disbelief, because the main character just wasn't at all believable as a little girl of only 7 years, no matter how special or different. It's a good book for people who like a sweet, sad story that wraps up neatly in the end, with everyone getting just as they deserve.

 

I took off half a star for the story including that tired old trope of the mean hospital nurse whose only function is to fuss at patients and to keep them from having any visitors. I f***ing HATE that.

 

Audiobook, borrowed from my public library. Joan Walker's narration was very good.