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Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading - Nina Sankovitch
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
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3.66 145
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061999840 (0061999849)
ASIN: 61999849
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 241
Edition language: English
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3.0 Review | Tolstoy and The Purple Chair: My Year Of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch
Catalyzed by the loss of her sister, a mother of four spends one year savoring a great book every day, from Thomas Pynchon to Nora Ephron and beyond. In the tradition of Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project and Joan Dideon’s A Year of Magical Thinking, Nina Sankovitch’s soul-baring and literary-mi...
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Brain Gourmet rated it
1.0 Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
Too much pathos, a lot of preaching, an omnipresent 'I', and some book spoilers in between. Egomaniacs with plenty of time on their hands are never good at writing except if they are called Tolstoy. His name, though, shouldn't have been allowed to be used to promote this drivel. I feel cheated.Someb...
Rowan - Ombre Angeliche
Rowan - Ombre Angeliche rated it
3.0 La nostra unica risposta al dolore è vivere.
Se per un anno una lettrice è uno dei tanti volumi che ho tenuto nella mia lista dei desideri per parecchio tempo, prima di poterlo effettivamente acquistare. Ma, a differenza di altri volumi, nei confronti di questo romanzo ho sempre sentito un legame.. come se la storia Nina mi chiamasse. Ed è dur...
In Love of Books and Friendship
In Love of Books and Friendship rated it
5.0 Tolstoy and the Purple Chair
This book is the true account of Nina Sankovitch and her quest to read a book a day for a year as a way to deal with the death of her older sister. She and her sister Anne-Marie shared a love of reading and therefore decided this project would be her way to pay tribute to her beloved sister as well ...
Always Doing
Always Doing rated it
Many "stunt" memoirs are about doing a crazy, unsustainable thing - making every recipe from a huge cookbook, living to the letter of the Bible, going without or making do with.Nina Sankovitch makes it clear from the beginning that she will not fail. For her reading a book a day for an entire year ...
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