49 Followers
28 Following
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

A Feminist Tarot

A Feminist Tarot - Sally Miller Gearhart, Susan Rennie This is for the 1981 edition of this very important feminist work on the approach to the practice of Tarot. Honestly, the best part of this book is the excellent introduction, which is like a beautiful history lesson in feminist, lesbian movement of the 1970's. When I actually dug down deep into the actual tarot "re-visioning" (using the Rider/Waite deck) I actually found this book quite lacking and not very feminist at all. I know that back then, just the fact of bringing up the idea that the cards could have a unique female aspect was revolutionary, but things have moved along so much further since then and this book feels really old-fashioned. But what a great piece of feminist history!