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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 Historian

The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova This was another "found in a box in an old barn" prizes. I was astounded by the level of historical geekiness in this book (and even more delighted to read the numerous comments that bash the author's historical prowess). It's truly a novel for those that want to travel vicariously and learn in-depth information about those places. This book goes in to a little bit TOO much detail, in fact, and could have used some good editing in several parts of the story. But I was thoroughly entertained. I mean, who doesn't like an historically-accurate book about Dracula?