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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 %

Bad Monkey ★☆☆☆☆

Bad Monkey - Carl Hiaasen, Arte Johnson

Abandoned at 21% completed. This is supposed to be an irreverent spoof of a murder mystery, but I felt the lighthearted approach to the main character sodomizing his lover's husband with a vacuum cleaner attachment was simply too offensive to continue reading. Two topics that I can't tolerate being used for humor are sexual assault and family violence.