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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


Away - Amy Bloom This is an epic tale that swept me away completely. There are many rough parts of the story, as life for a young immigrant woman in the 1920's is a truly rough life. But, whereas many books written in this style and in this period of history are just too much for me, this story had so much heart and truth in it that I never had to stop because I was overwhelmed by the darkness. There is always hope and light in this tragic tale and it is a true page-turner. I was completely invested in the heroine, even though I didn't actually like her character that much. That is difficult to do and Amy Bloom does it with beauty and truth and grace.