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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 Twelve Chairs (European Classics)

The Twelve Chairs - Ilya Ilf, Yevgeni Petrov, Maurice Friedberg, John H.C. Richardson I think I missed the boat on this. It came highly recommended as being hilariously funny and a true classic of Russian literature. Perhaps it is the translation I read (by John H. Richardson in 1961). It struck me as mostly mean and sad. I could catch glimmers of witty but again, I think the translation was created for a 1960's audience.