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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

Seeing Through Clothes

Seeing Through Clothes - Anne Hollander This is the most thorough history of clothing and the human form in art and history that I have ever seen. The pictures included in the book are wonderful, but it's really just not a subject that moves me, at all. Don't get me wrong, I love clothes, but so much of the history relied here is really how the male gaze has draped the female form and that bums me out. I do understand why it is a must-read for anyone studying fashion design.