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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

My Brilliant Friend
Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein
Progress: 11 %
I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai
Progress: 5/327 pages
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 80%.

People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks

I just realized I haven't had much to say that's very positive lately about the books I've been reading, so I'm just noting here that I'm really enjoying this book, and I am all admiration for the audio narrator Edwina Wren, who has told the story so far with warmth and feeling, incorporating about a half-dozen different nationalities/accents. I have no idea if she's getting them all right, but it sounds good to me.