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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 Science Of Discworld
Terry Pratchett, Jack Cohen, Ian Stewart
Progress: 22/414 pages
Terry Pratchett
Progress: 85/356 pages
The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports
Jeff Passan
Progress: 104/368 pages
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages
Room - Emma Donoghue I dithered between three and four stars for ROOM. Not surprising, because I feel kind of ambivalent about it. It's a horror story in a way, but is also a story about courage and strength and adaptability. That it was told in a five year old's voice made the story unique, and yet if I had not listened to it on audiobook, I doubt I would have finished it. The child's voice got to be wearisome about halfway through the book, but mentally translating five-year-old-speak while reading the text would have been outright annoying. The audio performance saved this book for me, made it a much more compelling story than it would have been otherwise. While I don't usually care for "dramatizations" using multiple actors in audiobooks, in this case, using different actors to read the voices of each character was absolute genius.