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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.

Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard - Mawi Asgedom, Dave Berger, Mawi A straightforward narrative, not very well written, with a moralizing tone I found tedious. I enjoyed learning about his life, but wasn't sure that, as told, it warranted a publication.