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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

Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story

Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story - Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor I'm surprised by all the negative reviews of this book. I guess if you haven't read Dance of the Dissident Daughter, you aren't prepared for Sue Monk Kidd's slower, more contemplative writing on women and spirituality. I consciously saved this book to read during a week of Ritual Grief time I took around my loss of fertility, which then expanded into a deeper healing of my relationship with my mother, and her mother and her mother's mother. So this book dove-tailed nicely into that experience. Plus, I have been to Greece, with my mother, visiting all the ancient sites these two visited together, so there is yet more synchronistic meaning for me in its pages.All of that being said, it was a bit awkward to switch between Sue (the Mother)'s writing style and Ann (the daughter)'s writing style, which is much younger and inexperienced. Combining these two styles of writing, unfortunately, makes Ann's writing stand out as less skilled. But I give her great kudos for being brave enough to co-write a book with her famous mother.This book is not for everyone, but if you are interested in the mother and daughter relationship and want to see a really healthy one be documented, this is a sweet, must-read.I also went more in-depth with this review on my Facebook page, please hop on over there to read more!