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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

Roller Derby to RollerJam: The Authorized Story of an Unauthorized Sport

Roller Derby to RollerJam: The Authorized Story of an Unauthorized Sport - Keith Coppage, Baron Wolman This publication is full of encyclopedic facts about the origins of Roller Derby and has some really fantastic photos. It's truly written out of love and respect for the game. What is distracting is the almost commercial end of the book, in which the Hollywood reality-show-esque "RollerJam" was going to be the "future of Roller Derby." We all know that did not happen. I'm happy to say, that Roller Derby actually took a more DIY, punk feminist turn and is thriving around the country. It's not televised, but has gone back to it's "carnie" roots - where you actually have to show up to the ring and see your favorite teams skate. If you haven't gone to a game, you should look up your local team and go check them out!