Posts tagged with ‘Book Reviews’


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  • 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
  • Magpie Murders (Book Review)

    By on January 20, 2019

    This is a clever mystery novel with unexpectedly two stories within one, which was a twist I've never run...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Clockmaker’s Daughter (Book Review)

    By on January 4, 2019

    I thought the writing here was wonderful, although a bit dense. Most problematic, it jumped confusingly around through time,...

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    Polly Castor
  • 2018 Reading Challenge Complete

    By on December 22, 2018

    Here you can see the 56 books I read this year. I love the structure and accountability doing these...

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    Polly Castor
  • My Antonia (Book Review)

    By on December 7, 2018

    I give it five stars; it is a classic for a reason. Willa Cather's prose is outstanding without being...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Enchanted April (Book Review)

    By on November 27, 2018

    Spend some time in this story, and you'll come away feeling like any problem in your life just needs...

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    Polly Castor
  • Mark of the Lion Series (Book Review)

    By on November 20, 2018

    This author, despite her shortcomings, wove an interesting story, with plot twists and interesting characters. It was compelling enough...

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    Polly Castor
  • One Man’s Wilderness (Book Review with Quotes)

    By on October 20, 2018

    This is a marvelous little book. I loved it and give it five stars. It chronicles a man's first...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Book Review)

    By on October 12, 2018

    This tour de force, five star, Pulitzer Prize winning novel, at 654 tightly printed pages, took me a long...

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    Polly Castor
  • Lab Girl (Book Review)

    By on September 6, 2018

    If you are interested in science, you will be glad to have read this book. In general, Lab Girl...

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    Polly Castor
  • Feel Free (Book Review)

    By on August 21, 2018

    She talks about the dialectic between form and content, concluding that form is the more crucial of the two,...

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    Polly Castor