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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

Pyramids ★★★☆☆

Pyramids - Terry Pratchett

This is the first book in Discworld’s “ancient civilizations” subseries, and I already miss Granny Weatherwax and Greebo and the Luggage. Like nearly all the DW books so far, it is endlessly quotable, pokes fun at both dearly held beliefs and silly tropes, and frequently provoked a giggle from me when I least expected it. But the pacing was off – it really dragged in places – and the characters were not nearly as engaging as in the other subseries. Overall, it’s a worthwhile read, but not one of Pratchett’s best.

 

 

I read this book for the Booklikes Halloween Bingo 2019, for the square Poe/Raven: Free Space.

 

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