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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 Fault in Our Stars - John Green,  Kate Rudd I think of John Green's teens as the children who, later in history, will be snapped up by Orson Scott Card's Battle School. They're linguistically and cognitively precocious in a way that I enjoy and find (usually) convincing. Here, the subjects are cancer and loss, conveyed empathically but without excessive sentimentality. In a refreshing departure from many contemporary female protagonists (*cough* Bella, *cough* Katniss), Hazel, while ambivalent about her romantic interest, actually thinks about and attempts to untangle the reasons for her emotions.