Posts tagged with ‘Book Reviews’

  • The Invention of Nature (Book Review)

    By on March 27, 2017

    This biography of Alexander Von Humboldt is brilliantly researched, pragmatically told, and wildly relevant. I give it five stars.

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    Polly Castor
  • Vanessa and Her Sister (Book Review)

    By on March 18, 2017

    This book is about the "Bloomsbury Group," which I didn't know much about before, even though I had heard...

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    Polly Castor
  • Sunday Sketching (Book Review)

    By on March 5, 2017

    This is an absolutely wonderful book. It is part memoir, part a book about design and creativity, part humor...

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    Polly Castor
  • When the Emperor Was Divine (Book Review)

    By on March 1, 2017

    This books does not take long to read, but it is deeply affecting. I give it five stars.

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: My Grandmother Told Me To Tell You She’s Sorry

    By on January 19, 2017

    This book is as different and wonderful as the exceptional almost-eight-year-old-girl and her chaotic, cantankerous, superhero of a...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Interrupted

    By on January 11, 2017

    This fresh book is thankfully neither self-satisfied nor the last word, but the beginning of a discussion on what...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Jade Dragon Mountain

    By on January 5, 2017

    I really liked this mystery set in 18th century China. It was fresh and well written, and it tied...

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    Polly Castor
  • 2016 Reading Challenge Complete

    By on December 22, 2016

    It has been a bit of a scramble to complete my Reading Challenge for this year, but I'm going...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Now and Again

    By on December 7, 2016

    How do we get past waste and pointlessness, to sow true bonds of health, freedom, and virtue in the...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Dinner with Edward

    By on December 2, 2016

    This sweet, yummy book is a great way to spent an evening. It is a short, loving memoir of...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Soul of an Octopus

    By on November 28, 2016

    This book challenges our material assumptions about consciousness and the sources of intelligence in an effective and captivating way.

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: One Thousand Gifts

    By on November 20, 2016

    ...her life was turned upside down and burst open by finding gratitude to God for the slightest little gifts...

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    Polly Castor