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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

Hot & Heavy

Hot & Heavy - Virgie Tovar I am a big fan of Virgie Tovar and her great work as a fat activist as well as her fierce "Fatshionista" approach to life. When I heard about her new book, I thought it was going to be more "fluffy" than it actually is. I was expecting a lot of talk about glitter and how to shop and style a hot fat look and in the wonderful introduction, Virgie shares that she started out wanting to write a fun, light book about fatness. But the wonderful stories she started receiving also shared the darker, harder parts of being fat and finding inner fat acceptance. She very smartly switched the intention of the book to reflect this more whole and complete set of personal stories and I'm so glad she did. This book is PHENOMENAL. The truth-telling is wonderful and heart-breaking and funny and empowering. Often, when you gather this many writers together in one book, it can be a bit jarring going from one person's authentic voice to the next, but it's put together perfectly and it flows beautifully. I truly want the whole world to read this book, including non-fat people. These women's voices are essential and important and it's so empowering to read their stories. Pick this book up today!