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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.

An African in Greenland - Tété-Michel Kpomassie, James Kirkup, A. Alvarez Togo. There's more of Greenland than of Togo, but Kpomassie's childhood and early adolescence provide the background for this tale. It's an adventure narrative, though not an impulsive one. Rather, it's a testament to a man who had a goal and slogged his way toward it over a number of years. Read with Gretel Ehrlich's This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland for two views of sometimes-similar experiences.