Books

  • Lilac Girls (Book Review)

    By on October 20, 2017

    This book about the Ravensbruck all-women (non-Jew) concentration camp during WWII was harrowing and hard to read.

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    Polly Castor
  • Man in the Iron Mask (Book Review)

    By on October 10, 2017

    Well, first of all the scene on the cover never comes close to happening in the book. Secondly, the...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Other Einstein (Book Review)

    By on September 29, 2017

    I have long wondered about the first Mrs. Einstein's role in the origin of the theory of relativity. The...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Wright Brothers (Book Review)

    By on September 14, 2017

    It is the perfect blend of a great writer and thorough researcher– with a direct and unadorned style– writing...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Glass Universe (Book Review)

    By on August 20, 2017

    If you are interested in astronomy, or like detailed histories especially in the sciences, or you are interested in...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Book Review)

    By on August 11, 2017

    I thoroughly enjoyed this 2017 Newberry Award winner that many said was the best book of 2016.

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    Polly Castor
  • The Great Spiritual Migration (Book Review with Notes)

    By on August 4, 2017

    This book makes some major great points and I am encouraged that it is so popular that it is...

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    Polly Castor
  • Best Board Books for Toddlers

    By on July 24, 2017

    Shown in this post are some of our favorite board books for toddlers. Read to you children and grandchildren...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Winthrop Woman (Book Review)

    By on July 18, 2017

    I recommend this book highly to any one interested in the 1600's in New England (particularly Connecticut), for you...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Delight of Being Ordinary (Book Review)

    By on July 7, 2017

    I encourage you to read and think about this little gem. I give it four stars.

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    Polly Castor
  • 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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    Polly Castor
  • 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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    Polly Castor