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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

Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles Series #I)

Wildwood - Carson Ellis, Colin Meloy Five stars for the excellent illustrations by Carson Ellis and two stars for the writing. I was so frustrated with this book because the idea is so fantastic what with talking animals and wild forest adventures, but in the end it was pages and pages of battles and struggles and not very much fun fantasy. There were so many gaping holes in the plot as well. For example, Curtis decides to stay in Wildwood but has NO MESSAGE to send back to his parents? Really? But Carson's illustrations are GORGEOUS and so beautifully done. I may keep the book, just so to have these wonderful illustrations to look at again.