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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.

Old Before My Time: Hayley Okines' Life with Progeria - Hayley Okines;Kerry Okines Before reading:Won as a first reads ARC. Author's home page: http://hayleyspage.com/HGPS is a tragic disease that is, or resembles, or mimics, premature aging. I'm hoping the book will strike a good balance between personal story and scientific information.After reading:More personal than scientific, the storytelling alternates between Hayley and her mother. The writing is not highly polished, making it a good teaching text. Because there are so few people with progeria, and because Hayley has been participating in clinical trials, the book provides a unique perspective.