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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

Paris Was a Woman: Portraits from the Left Bank

Paris Was a Woman: Portraits from the Left Bank - Andrea Weiss This was given to me for Xmas, which was very exciting, as it is out of print! I would give this Five Stars for the photographs, which are truly stellar and Three Stars for the writing, which is so plodding and boring, compared to the wildly dynamic characters the author is writing about! It's quite an academic book and while many of the facts were interesting, I was much more emotionally moved by the images and copies of letters included in this book. If you are a fan of the women of this time period, then you should at least pick it up and stroll through the photos, but only true nerds will read the whole thing (and yes, I am a true nerd and I trudged through every date and list and footnote!).