Books

  • Paint the Bird (Book Review)

    By on May 17, 2019

    It is not a fun read, and is R-rated in places, but the metaphors ring poetic on the rebound....

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    Polly Castor
  • The Stowaway (Book Review)

    By on May 10, 2019

    I enjoyed this true story that reads more like fiction. It is about Byrd’s expedition to Antarctica in the...

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    Polly Castor
  • Tattoos on the Heart (Book Review)

    By on May 3, 2019

    This book is written by a Jesuit priest who has a ministry among the competing gangs in a ghetto...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Moonflower Vine (Book Review)

    By on April 27, 2019

    Beyond family, this book's themes are rebellion, faith, secrets, love, independence, and the need for extending compassion to everyone...

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    Polly Castor
  • Ramses Series (Book Review)

    By on April 22, 2019

    This sweeping saga about Ramses the Great is wonderful. A series of five books, is written by an Egyptology...

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    Polly Castor
  • Daring Greatly (Book Review with Quotes)

    By on April 5, 2019

    We give this book five stars. Give it a read to find another level of freedom from your own...

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    Polly Castor
  • Of Mess and Moxie (Book Review)

    By on March 24, 2019

    This book is by turns hilarious and heartwarming. I both laughed out loud and teared up. It is all...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Abundance (Book Review with Quotes)

    By on March 20, 2019

    So many parts of this book glowed with insight and authenticity, I can't help still giving it five stars....

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    Polly Castor
  • The Gentle Art of Blessing (Book Review)

    By on March 8, 2019

    I loved this book and want to encourage everyone to read it. It presents a simple but ultra powerful...

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    Polly Castor
  • Small Great Things (Book Review)

    By on February 22, 2019

    At times this book is excruciating to read. However, it is important, especially for white people, to read it.

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    Polly Castor
  • 12 Rules for Life (Book Review)

    By on February 9, 2019

    I’d give this book only two stars, although most of our (still critical) book discussion group would give it...

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    Polly Castor
  • My Birthday 2019

    By on February 8, 2019

    Yesterday was my birthday and I had a lovely but very full day. My husband took me out to...

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    Polly Castor