Category Archives: Arts & Culture

My Review | The Art of Fielding

I liked this book right off the bat. I immediately thought of John Irving’s “A Prayer for Owen Meany,” one of my favorite books. Owen, in this book, is a baseball player named Henry, who is a can’t miss pro prospect, who loses the ability to throw accurately to first base, or anywhere for that matter. But while the book is set in the world of baseball, the story is about several characters, a couple friends, a father and daughter. Continue reading

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My Review | The Spy Who Came In from the Cold

Considered the best spy novel of all-time, featuring Cold War espionage, “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold” shows what similarly amoral lengths both sides will go in the name of national security. Continue reading

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Review | This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

Stories from a concentration camp survivor of Auschwitz and Dachau. This riveting, brutal inside account, beautifully written by Polish poet and journalist Tadeusz Borowski, has become a masterwork of world literature. Continue reading

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My Review | The Art Forger

In this mystery, a talented, young artist is asked to forge an actual Degas masterpiece that was stolen as part of the largest unsolved art theft in history. Lots of behind-the-scenes from the art world, art forging and technique with many layers, twists and turns, which Publishers Weekly called “delightful.” Continue reading

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My Review | The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

A recently retired man he receives a distressing letter from an old co-worker. She has cancer and she’s written to say goodbye. He writes a reply, but in the spur of the moment, decides to deliver the note in person … by walking to the hospice 500 miles away. Continue reading

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My Review | The Black Count

This book, Pulitzer Prize winner for Biography in 2013, tells the story of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, a French General, who served as the inspiration for The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers, both written by his son, Alexander Dumas. This is an unbelievable life story. Continue reading

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My Review | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

I’ve watched all the movies so I decided to read one of the books. I liked it. This is the first in the Harry Potter series. Continue reading

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