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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 Hidden Staircase
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 31/128 pages
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy
Progress: 71 %
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman, Jenna Lamia Audiobook edition, read by Jenna Lamia. This was overall an enjoyable story. The author is terrific at creating vivid characters and settings, and Jenna Lamia's reading is as fantastic as always. But the story itself felt too scattered, as though it is a series of events that the characters experience and react to, rather than a coherent plot. The resolution to each event felt unfinished and a little unreal, and the story overall was a little too syrupy for my taste.