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characters Tolstoy and the Purple Chair My Year of Magical Reading ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß ☂ Tolstoy and the Purple Chair My Year of Magical Reading PDF / Epub ✐ Author Nina Sankovitch – Horticulturetrader.co.uk “NinaSankovitch has crafted a dazzling memoir tG Nina Sankovitch’ssoul baring and literary minded memoir is a chronicle of losshope and redemption Nina ultimately turns to reading as therapy and the Purple Epub #222 andthrough her journey illuminates the power of books to help us reclaim ourliv. I feel bad for not liking this I mean I liked it butI was just hoping it would be a bit bookish After losing her sister to cancer Sankovitch decided to read and review one book a day for a year as a way to cope and deal with her grief The parts where she did discuss what she was reading and her book filled childhood were actually really good There were a few she talked about that I hadn't read but she did well balancing out not giving too much away yet making me feel like I wasn't missing somethingThe other parts were well written but sometimes just got to be too much Like a Hallmark card or those inspirational pictures with uotes that people share on Facebook God I'm horrible Although finding out what her father's Three in one night comment was about was heartbreaking I did add a few books to my to read list because of this and actually would recommend it as a uick read I just wanted to be smitten with it

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair My Year of Magical ReadingG Nina Sankovitch’ssoul baring and literary minded memoir is a chronicle of losshope and redemption Nina ultimately turns to reading as therapy and the Purple Epub #222 andthrough her journey illuminates the power of books to help us reclaim ourliv. I feel bad for not liking this I mean I liked it butI was just hoping it would be a bit bookish After losing her sister to cancer Sankovitch decided to read and review one book a day for a year as a way to cope and deal with her grief The parts where she did discuss what she was reading and her book filled childhood were actually really good There were a few she talked about that I hadn't read but she did well balancing out not giving too much away yet making me feel like I wasn't missing somethingThe other parts were well written but sometimes just got to be too much Like a Hallmark card or those inspirational pictures with uotes that people share on Facebook God I'm horrible Although finding out what her father's Three in one night comment was about was heartbreaking I did add a few books to my to read list because of this and actually would recommend it as a uick read I just wanted to be smitten with it

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Tolstoy and the Purple Chair My Year of Magical Reading ☆ “NinaSankovitch has crafted the Purple Epub #181 a dazzling memoir that remindsus of the most primal function of literature to heal to nurture and to connectus to our truest selves Thrity Umrigar author of The Space Between UsCatalyzedby the loss. I have so many GR friends to thank for their wonderful reviews and recommendation of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair It was Patti Franz and Toni Clark's comments that gave me the final push to read this It didn’t hurt that I also learned that the author resides in Connecticut my state of residence This is a book about grieving by using the power of words books and reading to comfort the author in the death of her forty six year old sister Ann Marie Not knowing how to cope Nina Sankovitch turns to books as these had always helped her in her life She likens this to the ”glue that keeps her immigrant family together and offers “comfort escape and introspection” Nina Sankovitch decides to read one book a day for a full year and to write about each of them The logistics of this is not easy as she is a wife mother of four sons and stepmother to a daughter She leads a busy life but is determined to put some things on the back burner not only for herself but also as a tribute to Ann Marie with whom she shared the love of reading ”I needed to sit down and sit still and readBut where to sit This is where the purple chair comes in She chooses a room and in it one big chair raggedy looking and old and white But white With our Magic Marker euipped one year old on the loose and a baby on the way it wouldn't remain white for long And I knew from past experience that there would be than just juice boxes leaking on the furniture with a new baby to be fed The chair stayed in our apartment as it was purchased on sale there was no returning it but it did not stay white for long Patches began to appear with a rainbow of colors purple wine brown coffee pink Magic Marker blue bubble gum ice cream and yellow milk”The purple chair became her reading place She knew she would always feel sorrow at her sister’s death but that books would show her how others deal with life ”My year of reading would be my escape back into life”This is a book that might help you in your own grief process but can certainly be read simply for the joy of discovery of new titles There is much about the immigrant experience particularly about her parents experience before coming to America In addition Tolstoy and the Purple Chair is written with beauty and wisdom I have never added as many sticky notes as I did during this read Nina Sankovitch and I share at least one thing in common When the New Republic published a commentary by critic Irving Howe he bemoaned the gap between reviews by literary critics and the reading public whom he dubbed ”the common reader” Sankovitch’s response was that she did not care much about the literary critiues but instead ”the gossipy chatter akin to ‘what’s happening with the neighbors’ We love our books and we love the very real people who populate them” That’s why I love GoodReads We are the common readers Nina Sankovitch’s blog and links to her reviews free download ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Nina Sankovitch

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Nina Sankovitch ↠ 7 summary Of her sister a mother of four spends one year savoring Tolstoy and ePUB #231 a greatbook every day from Thomas Pynchon to Nora Ephron and beyond In the tradition ofGretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project and Joan Dideon’sA Year of Magical Thinkin. Nice writing notwithstanding I couldn't get through this book not even the suggested 50 page minimum before deciding to drop it It's kind of ironic here I am on goodreads constantly keeping up with what several people are reading and their various reactions to the books You would think I'd love a memoir of someone's year spent reading a book a day and the various reactions the books evokedBut this is the second book I've read like this my first was So Many Books So Little Time A Year of Passionate Reading and I can honestly say that despite my love of books and reviews the genre just doesn't work for me It's one thing to read your friend's book reviews on a sporadic basis especially if your friend is someone you know and care about It's another when you have no personal connection with the author and are putting other things aside to read a book length treatise on the various books she's read integrated with a variety of loosely associated recent and not so recent memories I'm sure Nina Sankovitch is a nice person and her description of the pain at losing her sister actually choked me up With that said I don't know her and even though she can write she couldn't make me care enough to sit through 207 pages of her experiences There are a few authors who can; she unfortunately is not one of them