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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 Island of Sea Women
Lisa See
The Deep
Alma Katsu
Progress: 73 %
Dear Life: Stories
Alice Munro
Progress: 175/336 pages
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 Wonderful Wizard of Oz ★★★★☆

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Dalmatian Press

A classic children's tale that has just the right balance of sweet and thrilling and scary, with an emphasis on the virtues of determination, courage, love, cooperation, and friendship, but without any tiresome moralizing. 


Hardcover that I picked up at a church rummage sale for the funky illustrations. This is the first time I've read the text version, and I liked it better than the audio read by Anne Hathaway. 



I read this book for the Booklikes Halloween Bingo 2019, for the square Spellbound: Witches, warlocks, sorcerers and witchcraft.


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