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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.

The Translator - Leila Aboulela I liked this author's language very much, I liked the set-up and how the story unfolded, and I thought the ending was wish fulfillment that required no compromise from the protagonist and complete capitulation by another character. This was disappointing and shifted the novel from literature to genre romance. All the way through I was anticipating reading more by this author; now I'm not sure I will.