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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

The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead

The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead - Heather Pringle This incredibly detailed book tries to give both an academic, scientific explanation of mummy research of both today and the past, as well as tell an exciting journalistic story of the wild life of current mummy researchers. Both sides are very thorough, but the bridging of the two was not done very well. Regardless, this is an amazing book filled with incredible information. The 12-year-old in me was enraptured. Didn't we all go through a mummy phase?