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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 Bungalow Mystery
P.M. Carlson, Russell H. Tandy, Carolyn Keene
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro, Simon Prebble
Duel of Eagles: The Mexican and U.S. Fight for the Alamo
Jeff Long
Progress: 11/431 pages
The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Carolyn Keene
I am No One You Know
Joyce Carol Oates
The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
Progress: 13 %
The Shelters of Stone (Earth's Children, #5) - Jean M. Auel I was terribly disappointed in this book. I had loved the earlier Earth's Children novels dearly and had eagerly anticipated hearing what happened to Ayla and Jondalar when they reached his home. Perhaps it's only that I was only a teenager when I read the first several books, and nearly 40 when I read this one, so that I'm approaching the main characters and their drama from a different perspective and with an adult's experiences and taste. In any case, I couldn't even work up an interest in the final book just released last year.