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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 Lost Man - Door 3 Melbourne Cup Day

The Lost Man - Jane Harper

Don't you just love when the whole universe conspires to get just the right book to you at just the right time? 


Today is Voting Day in my little corner of the world, and as my polling station is in the same building as the city library, I stopped there first to return an overdue book and pay the library policeman her hefty 80 cent fine. And what caught my eye in the New Books! shelf but The Lost Man by Jane Harper, which just happens to be set in Australia and written by an Aussie! I have had the ebook on hold for forever, but apparently it's a lot easier to get your hands on the Old Fart Edition (ie large print). 


And I managed to get through the first chapter while waiting in line to vote, and it was killer. I can't wait to get back to it after work.