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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

Zoe's Tale

Zoe's Tale - John Scalzi Retells the story of [b:The Last Colony|88071|The Last Colony (Old Man's War, #3)|John Scalzi|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1312021759s/88071.jpg|18279847] from Zoe's point of view. This allowed Scalzi to clean up some missing or too-implicit information from that book, but unlike Bean's stories of [b:Ender|375802|Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)|Orson Scott Card|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1316636769s/375802.jpg|2422333] from a different perspective, where I admired Card's ability to build a story behind and supporting Ender's, I didn't feel like Zoe's voice or position added much to my experience of John and Jane's. Throughout, I had a sense of déjà vu rather than of revelation or deeper understanding. I did learn more about Zoe, and there was some entertainment to be had in learning how she went about obtaining what the colony needed in its fight against destruction, but I might have preferred that as a short story rather than a novel.