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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.

Andean Journeys: A Bilingual Anthology of Contemporary Bolivian Poetry - Ronald Haladyna Bolivia. I tended to find the poems by women more engaging. My impression was that a number of the men wanted to use shocking imagery to show their grittiness, while the women's poems seemed both less violent and less obscure.An e-reader may not be the best technology for facing-page bilingual poetry collections. While it was interesting to jump about recursively in each poem, switching languages as I did, it made for a jumbled cognitive experience.