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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

Tao: On the Road and on the Run in Outlaw China

Tao: On the Road and on the Run in Outlaw China - Aya Goda This is a fascinating read about life in China and Tibet (and a dash of Nepal) in the mid-1980's. I was totally immersed and enjoyed every minute of this story. Aya and Cao Young are a great pair and it's fun to follow them on all of their journeys (also very heartbreaking, sometimes). There is just one thing that completely bugs me - the author spends the entire book writing about her boyfriend/fiance/husband. It's all HIS stories and HIS perspective of the world. We only get brief flashes of insight into HER experience of these countries at this wild time in history. Why? A Japanese woman's perspective of traveling through the People's Republic of China, would have been fascinating to read. It's as if Aya felt that Cao Young's story is more "exciting" than hers. She's such a wonderful writer (and Alison Watts does an excellent translation job), it's a shame we couldn't her more of HER story.