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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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The Hidden Staircase
Carolyn Keene
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Thomas Hardy
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Penrod - Booth Tarkington,  Asa Don Dickinson Found it on my grandmother's shelves one endless summer visit and fell in love with that rascal Penrod and his crazy adventures. Though I could never quite figure out what the attraction of chewing tar would be. He seemed much like Ramona the Pest, only as a boy living in an ancient and mythical world of long-ago. Which 1910's America certainly seemed to me in the thoroughly modern 1970's.