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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

Living in Gratitude: A Journey That Will Change Your Life

Living in Gratitude: A Journey That Will Change Your Life - Angeles Arrien This book is created to read a chapter a month for a year. I just finished my year with this book. I really love the work of Angeles Arrien and I feel like it might be difficult to really get into these teachings without having the bigger understanding of Angeles' work. I really loved being reminded to focus on gratitude every month, but I felt that the book really bypassed the darker aspects of self-healing and connecting to gratitude. It's not always easy to feel gratitude and I felt Angeles was really remiss in not even mentioning the more difficult path of authentic gratitude. I also agree with other commenters that the chapters started to feel a bit repetitive. It would have been fun to have something NEW to do every month, instead of the same exercises every time. But still, a nice companion to my year and I really appreciated receiving this as a gift!