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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

Out on a Limb

Out on a Limb - Shirley Maclaine Shirley, Shirley, Shirley, SHIRLEY! What happened? Don't Fall Off the Mountain was such a wonderfully written, sweet book. You shared your story with such authenticity and humility - I was totally charmed! But this infamous book is just awful. It really should be called "What My Friend David Told Me" because that's all this book is..."David told me to read these books..." "David says I need to meditate..." "David says I need a high colonic..." And I didn't even make it to the Alien Are Real section, which everyone says is the best part, because I could not handle another "David says..." sentence! Oh well. I still have five more of your books to read in my scavenged pile. I am looking at them with trepidation. Time for a Shirley MacLaine break, I think...