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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 Temple in the House: Finding the Sacred in Everyday Architecture

The Temple in the House - Anthony Lawlor This book fell into my lap, just as I was becoming more interested in the spiritual power of architecture. There are many gems in this collection and I enjoy how the author weaves together seemingly disparate things. There are also excellent photos and illustrations. That being said, it falls a little to heavy on the "personal philosophy as fact" side of the spectrum, which in the end, turned me off. It's a great book to take a look at though - great ideas and great photos.