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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
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 63/128 pages
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy
Progress: 89 %
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Progress: 289/311 pages

Night Film progress update: 37/599 pages.

Night Film - Marisha Pessl

This has been on my shelf for a while, and I've really been looking forward to reading it. My feelings so far have been all over the place:


First two paragraphs: Oh hell yeah this is going to be good!


Next several pages: Oh. Hm. The prose is getting a little... turgid. Hopefully because it's the MC's POV and that's his own writing style?


First full chapter: An unusual way to give the backstory. I like it! Scribbling down clues so I can keep track. But what happened? What happened? I WANT TO KNOW RIGHT NOW DAMMIT.


This most definitely will NOT be a DNF.