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Tristy

Musings of a Book Addict

I'm married to a scavenger of sorts and he often totes home rescued boxes of books that I paw through with shiny, hungry eyes. I pull out the odd and interesting and add them to my teetering stack.

Currently reading

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle
E.B. White: A Biography
Scott Elledge
Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie
There Is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate
Cheri Huber, June Shiver
Living Buddha, Living Christ
Thích Nhất Hạnh
No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger
Mark Twain
The Snare of the Hunter
Helen MacInnes
Paintings of Henry Miller
Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell
Dreamways of the Iroquois: Honoring the Secret Wishes of the Soul
Robert Moss
Pentimento (Back Bay Books)
Lillian Hellman

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert O.K. I was totally prepared to HATE this book. Everyone I know makes fun of it and/or was totally offended by the author's "white colonization" of the places she visited. But I have to say that I was completely charmed by Elizabeth Gilbert's writing style. Her voice is similar to my own and she thinks about a lot of the same things I do. She even approaches her chaotic, spiritual journey in a similar way to my own. I'm not embarrassed to say that I totally loved this book. Yes, she makes some pretty weird, racist choices on her path, but she was totally honest and clear about them. No one is perfect and in fact, its peoples' messiness that fascinates me the most - especially when they write about it in such an honest and accessible way. This was a real page-turner for me and I loved every minute of it. So there!