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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

Wars of the Roses

The Chronicles of the Wars of the Roses: The turbulent years of the last Plantagenets, seven kings from Richard II in 1377 to Richard III in 1485 - Elizabeth Hallam, Hugh Trevor-Roper Amazing and gorgeous images but the history is DENSE. You have to be really passionate about this time period in European history to get through this. I did really enjoyed the more mundane chapters about what every day life was like in this time period, but I really could not get into the intense details of who captained what ground troops in which land war. I also never knew the origin of the "Wars of the Roses," so that was fascinating to learn.