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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

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - 32%

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (Audio) - Carson McCullers, Cherry Jones

I'm a third of the way through this book, and I'm not sure what to make of it so far. I'm enjoying the writing, the characters, and the atmosphere, but I just don't know about the story. Because there doesn't seem to *be* any story. By which I mean, nothing is actually happening. Characters talk, and think, and reflect, and do things. We find out about who they are, sometimes even as they themselves are finding out who they are. 


I like character-driven stories. But I do expect there to be some kind of story.