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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.

The Upanishads

The Upanishads - Anonymous, Juan MascarĂ³ This is unlike most Penguin volumes in that there are no explanatory notes. Instead, there is a rambling religious essay by the translator, the gist of which is that if you're a right-thinking person, you'll understand that the religious views espoused in the text are correct. This perspective is supported by quotes from other religious texts, Shakespeare, and poets. Not impressive and not what I expect from Penguin.