Books

  • Book Review: Chasing Harry Winston

    By on July 22, 2009

    Something about summer requires some good chic lit. (Normally I’d call it a “beach read,” but the beaches I’ve...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Outliers

    By on July 12, 2009

    I liked this book by Malcolm Gladwell and give it five stars. He debunks the theory that success is...

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    Polly Castor
  • Library Sale Loot

    By on July 11, 2009

    You may already know we have a lot of books in our small house. We stopped counting at 10,000....

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Help

    By on July 5, 2009

    I liked this book by Kathryn Stockett and give it 5 stars. This recently released novel is about black...

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    Polly Castor
  • New Poem By Me: Reading Walden

    By on June 18, 2009

    Reading Walden I remember when my sister had to read Walden by Thoreau; it was intolerable, excruciating, deafeningly exasperating...

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    Polly Castor
  • Yeah! The “Book War” is Over for This Year!

    By on June 16, 2009

    There are those in my local homeschooling network here that call me “the book maven.” I earned the title...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: 1000 Artist Journal Pages

    By on June 10, 2009

    I have really enjoyed this book by Dawn De Vries Sokol and even give it five stars. I bought...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Story Book of Science

    By on June 4, 2009

    I read this classic book by Jean Henri-Fabre (France 1823 – 1915) to my homeschooled 6th grader as supplementary...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Women In Love

    By on May 23, 2009

    This classic by D.H. Lawrence has been on my to-be-read list for probably twenty years. The best thing I...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Journal of a Solitude

    By on May 9, 2009

    I loved this book and give it five stars. I heard a retrospective on NPR of their best interviews...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Warden

    By on April 23, 2009

    This is the first book I’ve ever read of Anthony Trollope. I liked it well enough to add it’s...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society

    By on April 18, 2009

    My 12 year old daughter has read this book by Trenton Lee Stewart so many times, I finally succumbed...

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    Polly Castor