Books

  • Update on the 2017 Reading Challenge

    By on June 28, 2017

    You can see below in red the books I’ve completed so far this year (many of which I have...

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  • Pachinko (Book Review)

    By on June 14, 2017

    This multigenerational saga is about a Korean family that expatriated to Japan, taking place throughout the 20th century. It...

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  • The Painter’s Daughter (Book Review)

    By on June 2, 2017

    This entertaining novel would make a perfect beach read. I'm glad to have started my summer off with it!

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  • Hillbilly Elegy (Book Review)

    By on May 26, 2017

    David Brooks of the New York Times calls this book "essential reading for this moment in history." I agree,...

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  • Little Princes (Book Review)

    By on May 19, 2017

    It is always good to read about good prevailing over evil, as well as the resiliency of children even...

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  • Women Abstract Expressionists

    By on May 15, 2017

    I thought I'd share with you my favorite three new-to-me artists that I read about here.

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    Polly Castor
  • In the Company of Women (Book Review)

    By on May 12, 2017

    Lets keep forwarding and amplifying the kind of authenticity, permission, and innovative ingenuity, expressed in these pages!

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    Polly Castor
  • Sweet Life in Paris (Book Review with Hot Chocolate Recipe)

    By on May 9, 2017

    Never having been to Paris, no other book I've ever read has made me feel more like I have.

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    Polly Castor
  • The Summer Before the War (book review)

    By on May 3, 2017

    It is a bittersweet–but more sweet than bitter– tale about (mostly) likable characters and the difficult times they find...

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    Polly Castor
  • Cloud Atlas (Book Review)

    By on April 28, 2017

    Wow. I give this stunning, thought provoking book, a rousing five stars. This is a most brilliant book, far...

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    Polly Castor
  • News of the World (Book Review)

    By on April 20, 2017

    This short, sweet book is full of gun-slinging action, overcoming, and warmth. It is perfect to read after a...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Robe (Book Review)

    By on April 17, 2017

    I can't say enough good things about this book, and I give it an enthusiastic five stars. I think...

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    Polly Castor