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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
Mildred Benson, Carolyn Keene
Progress: 109/182 pages
Burnt Offerings: Valancourt 20th Century Classics
Robert Marasco, R.C. Bray
Progress: 76 %
The Hidden Staircase
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 111/206 pages
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages
The Running Man Unabridged CD's - Richard Bachman, Kevin Kenerly, Stephen King I never could quite put my finger on the reason I didn't like the Bachman stories as well as those written as King until I listened to the author's note. He says he was an angry young man, and they were angry books. I think this nails it exactly - this is an angry book missing much of the sly humor that makes King so enjoyable. Still, the story and its characters sucked me right in, and even knowing how the story would end didn't dim the experience. Full disclosure, the vivid descriptions did have me gagging a little near the end, and I don't gross out easily. I downloaded this version from Audible, and Kevin Kenerly did an outstanding job on the narration.