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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


RETURN TO THE GARDEN - SHAKTI GAWAIN This begins with an incredibly narrow, preachy "re-telling" of the story of Adam & Eve, focusing on "The Garden" and how we are all trying to return it. I do appreciate her feminist approach to the re-telling of this myth - that Eve liberated the human race from ignorance. After that, we go on a journey with the author, through her life and travels, including a long list of men she meets. In fact, her whole spiritual journey is reflected in the stories of all these men she has adventures with. [b:Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life|582533|Creative Visualization Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life|Shakti Gawain|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347704950s/582533.jpg|1584982] (also by this author) is still one of my favorite books, but I just can't get in to her more autobiographical work. There is a stiffness to her writing that is hard to take when reading about such powerful, spiritual journeys.