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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 Wishing Year: A House, a Man, My Soul - A Memoir of Fulfilled Desire

The Wishing Year: An Experiment in Desire - Noelle Oxenhandler This is a fast read. Oxenhandler's conversational tone is sweet and accessible. There were many moments where the book seemed to be pure chaos, hopping from one idea to another with the threads barely connecting them, but in the end I finished the book with a warmth in my heart. I do think that when Oxenhandler speaks of "wishing" she really means "prayer" but is too frightened to say it. I do recommend this book for a nice, fluffy, spiritual read.