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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

Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes ★★★☆☆

Blonde Hair Blue Eyes - Karin Slaughter, Kathleen Early

As this prequel novella tells the story of the missing girl from Slaughter’s excellent novel, “Pretty Girls”, it really should be read second. It’s compelling, and suspenseful, and especially poignant knowing how everything ends for her in the novel. But it also went on far too long. It should have been a short story, rather than a novella.

Audiobook, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive. Excellent performance by Kathleen Early, the same narrator that reads “Pretty Girls”.