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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

Cats of Shambala

Cats of Shambala - Tippi Hedren;Theodore Taylor What a wild book! Tippi Hedren is amazing woman and this book highlights an incredible time in her life when she raised a variety of big cats in both her own home(!) and her Soledad Canyon preserve that is now the Shambala Sanctuary. I cringed many times in reading how intensely fierce and life-threatening even the most loving big cats can be and I was entranced by the great photography that accompanies the book. I found this (signed by Tippi herself) copy in a garbage dump in Petaluma and I'm so glad I rescued it and got to read it. The next time I am in Encinatas, I am definitely going to visit the legacy of big cats that began with the stories in this book.