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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

I Almost Forgot About You
Terry McMillan
Progress: 76 %
The Gates of the Alamo
Stephen Harrigan
Progress: 67/592 pages
I am No One You Know
Joyce Carol Oates
Progress: 17 %
The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
Progress: 35 %

Everything That Rises Must Converge ★★★★★

Everything That Rises Must Converge - Flannery O'Connor, Bronson Pinchot, Karen White, Mark Bramhall

Adult children who hate their parents just because they find that parent’s values and beliefs stupid. Sons feuding with mothers, fathers feuding with daughters, everyone feuding with their neighbors. Smug and self-satisfied do-gooders thinking themselves better than the racists while they use people of color as tools to prove their own superiority. Smug and self-satisfied racists who genuinely think they are kind to “the n****rs”. People finding themselves lost and adrift in a changing world that they fear and cannot understand.


I hated this book. It was an uncomfortable, truthful read. I loved this book.