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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.

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? - Jeanette Winterson A fascinating autobiography that illuminates the author's Oranges are Not the Only Fruit. Winterson knows how to turn a phrase, and though this story sometimes spends too long on philosophical abstractions and psychodynamic interpretation as it nears its end, it still holds together nicely. A good adoption narrative in its own right, and one requiring a level of detective perseverance on the author's part that is reminiscent of Homes's in The Mistress's Daughter.