Illustration – Portable Magic


I have just returned from 1950’s England.

Tomorrow, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs will visit.  I will giggle, laugh out loud, and be dazzled by their sheer brilliance of language while I clean my house. I created this illustration out of my love of great writers, and the brilliant narrators on the audio versions. In 1996 I became a devotee to the magic of audio books, and have continued racking up over 500 books each year. A talented writer and a masterful narrator can transport your entire imagination into whatever world you may be in need of. Free for the asking through your public library. Just download and play!

In a time when pandemic fatigue, anxiety, politics, and the economy is wearing out our hopefulness, escaping into a wonderful book can refresh your body, mind and soul.

Take a break, take a walk, take a friend in your backpack, on your kindle, phone, or in your ears. You will feel less isolated, less stress, learn amazing things, and feel as if many of the characters are your best friends.

Since I am always searching for intelligent, witty, clever and terrific books and series (I can get so attached….) please let me know if you have any suggestions!


and as always, thank you!


    1. Stephen Briggs is…amazing! A sample is always available to listen to before checking out or buying (audible). For me, he is truly the voice of Terry P. And… has not narrated any one else’s books, that I can find. Listen to a sample and let me know!

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    2. So glad you checked it out! I find that books (and narrators, if audio) are a lot like food… different flavors desired at different times. 🙂 T.Pratchett in audio is great to have on the back-burner!

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  1. “God’s Mountain” (no underline function for book titles, sorry), and “The Holy Man.” Neither one specifically religious, both absolutely delightful, easy reads. “God’s Mountain” was so extremely satisfying that, voracious reader that I am, I chose to live in its messages and not pick up another book for six months!

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    1. Thank you for the recommendation Ana! Both of these books sound very intriguing, and I will be searching them out today. Six months of satisfaction and absorbing the enlightenment of one book is definitely high praise! 🙂

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  2. I love how you describe engaging with a book as “portable magic”. I can so relate and have been enjoying reading more of late. I still like the physicality of a book and haven’t engaged with the audio versions to date – but may give this more thought.

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