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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: 42 %
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 %

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.