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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.

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If Walls Could Talk
Juliet Blackwell
Progress: 43 %
On Canaan's Side
Sebastian Barry
Progress: 182/272 pages
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
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Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories ★★☆☆☆

Edgar Allan Poe - The Complete Short Stories - Edgar Allan Poe,  Bob Thomley

Forty two short stories later, I can say that I'm not sorry I've reached this advanced age without having previously experienced a greater range of Poe's work. Of course there are the three that I was already very fond of - the Masque of the Red Death, the Tell Tale Heart, and the Raven. Of the rest, only Berenice and The Black Cat were actually engaging. 90% of the other stories were interminable rambling followed by a brief and unsatisfying payoff.