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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 Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine - Sue Monk Kidd It was wonderful to revisit this book and remember how essential it is that women (and men) find their own spiritual path, regardless of how it looks to others. As women, we have a specific wall to scale - our patriarchal culture, even though it has evolved quite a bit in both Kidd's and my lifetime, still has an oppression that is centuries old. We can't ignore the deepest ingrained sexism and misogyny that lurks everywhere. We don't have to make it the focus of our lives, but it is essential to remember that it exists and that it affects us.Kidd has some great stories of how she handles this oppression, from making impromptu rituals, to traveling to sacred sites of the Ancient Goddess. This is a wonderful book for any woman who is leaving her religious upbringing and finding her own path.