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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.

Some Things of Value: Micronesian Customs as Seen by Micronesians, Revised Edition - Gene Ashby Micronesia. An unexpectedly interesting anthropological compendium of Micronesian beliefs and customs showing responses to similar themes and events (birth, death, making a canoe, etc.) across islands. I enjoyed being able to compare practices and learn more about geographical/linguistic similarities that show how culture spreads. Written by community college students.