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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

Rania: An epic narrative

Rania: An Epic Narrative - Dane Rudhyar I am completely astounded that this novel was written in 1930. It is a deep exploration into a woman's spiritual awakening, which includes her early years (with fascinating detail) of life as an actress/dancer in Depression-era Hollywood. It is written in the style of an ancient spiritual text, reminding me a lot of the style and rhythm of the Mahabharata. I also love that it all takes place in Big Sur and Carmel, California, focusing in on the spiritual communities there. I am disappointed by the ending - it seems that men continuously see women's spiritual path as one of dismemberment and suffering, but I was totally pulled in to the story and I loved the musical rhythm of the writing.