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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 %

I was a know-it-all child, part 8

My Questions book was published during the heat of the Cold War's Space Race, several years before Neil Armstrong planted his boots on the moon's surface. One of the things I love about this book is its attempt to teach scientifically based facts, as they were understood by the scientific community at the time, in a way that children could comprehend. And the wonderful illustrations - I love this image of the Earth and moon whirling out of the sun.



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