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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
Every Last One - Anna Quindlen Audiobook version from Audible.com, read by Hope Davis. This was my first experience with Anna Quindlen's work, and I chose to listen to this book on the strength of the user reviews. It did not disappoint. It has been a long time since I've become so immersed in the emotions of a story that I completely lost my sense of the real world around me. I found myself standing completely still, crying in the middle of a room with my headphones on and no idea how much time had passed. Hope Davis does a fine job reading the story - I found her pacing and emotion fit the main character's voice very well, but I did have some difficulty distinguishing between the voices of minor characters. I highly recommend this audiobook.