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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

A Natural History of the Senses

A Natural History of the Senses - I really wanted to like this book. There are many gems and fascinating facts scattered throughout these chapters, but I really had a hard time slogging through the whole thing. Originally, these were a series of short essays and you can really tell - all the dense scientific information doesn't really flow together, although she made a nice attempt by sharing her personal stories relating to some of the senses and science. I learned some amazing things, but overall I felt bombarded with too much information and not enough personal touch and human experience.