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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

Make It Count! ★★★☆☆

Making Life Count!: 50 Ways to Great Days - Julie Alexander

A quick pick-me-up of a book, sort of a motivational speech in book form. Fifty 1-3 page chapters with an anecdote to illustrate the principles, like Do Something! and Do Nothing! and Lighten Up and Push Yourself. Essentially it comes down to, build an active, well rounded life, take a positive attitude into everything, etc. Curiously, I don't think I saw a Stand Up For Yourself or Don't Take That Crap Anymore chapter, although the Simplify! chapter did explain that to simplify sometimes means saying "no". 


Paperback copy, signed by the author, picked up at one of her motivational talks a looooong time ago.