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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.

A Short History of Africa (Audio) - Roland Anthony Oliver, J.D. Fage, Geoffrey Howard A useful overview, especially until around the end of the 1800s, but the tone and focus are sometimes shockingly mushy and bland when describing events that were, by all other accounts, quite horrific. Do read with King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa and The Challenge for Africa for balance. This is the white-bread version of the seizing and exploitation of Africa.