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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 Bungalow Mystery
P.M. Carlson, Russell H. Tandy, Carolyn Keene
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro, Simon Prebble
Duel of Eagles: The Mexican and U.S. Fight for the Alamo
Jeff Long
Progress: 11/431 pages
The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Carolyn Keene
I am No One You Know
Joyce Carol Oates
The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
Progress: 13 %

He Ain't No Bum - Update: I've read 59 out of 142 pages

He Ain't No Bum - O.A. Phillips, Ray Buck

Bum on failure:


“’Part of football is failing. Hell, if you attempt forty tackles, you’re gonna fail in ten of ‘em. A guy ain’t a failure until he starts blamin’ the weather or the quarterback or somebody else. As long as he puts the blame on hisself for those ten passes he dropped, he’s got a chance to drop but nine next time.’”


Previous updates here.