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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

Ecstasy and Me: My Life as a Woman

Ecstasy and Me: My Life as a Woman - Hedy Lamarr,  Leo Guild As with many autobiographies of this time in Hollywood, Hedy Lamarr's story is tragic and painful. What women had to deal with to be Hollywood stars back then is disgusting and so sad. Unfortunately, on top of her sad story, Hedy is also a terrible writer. Every paragraph is like a staccato of short, sharp sentences. "This happened. It hurt. Then I did this. No one liked it." There's no place to rest in this story. It's just bullet shot after bullet shot of heartache. Amazing photos, though!