305 Following

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 Island of Sea Women
Lisa See
The Deep
Alma Katsu
Progress: 73 %
Dear Life: Stories
Alice Munro
Progress: 175/336 pages
Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison
Progress: 28 %
The Mystery at Lilac Inn
Carolyn Keene
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories
Gary Raisor, Richard Chizmar, Al Sarrantonio, Avram Davidson
Progress: 70/512 pages
Leading Change
John P. Kotter
Peanuts Classics
Charles M. Schulz
Progress: 66 %
The Bungalow Mystery
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 192/192 pages
The Bungalow Mystery #3
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 192/192 pages

Fantastic Tales of Ray Bradbury ★★★★★

Fantastic Tales of Ray Bradbury - Ray Bradbury

This was a wonderful collection of Bradbury's short stories, chosen by the author himself. I usually hear Bradbury's work classed as science fiction, but this selection of stories does not confine itself to that genre. Many of my favorites that I remember from school assignments are here: The Veldt, The Crowd, and There Will Come Soft Rains. Best of all, this audiobook featured the author reading his own stories and offering his thoughts about the origins and personal meaning of each.


Highly, highly recommend.


Previous updates here.