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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.

Burning Lights: A Unique Double Portrait of Russia - Bella Chagall Belarus. Bella Chagall was Marc Chagall's wife. This is a volume of her little tales of Jewish home and religious life, as seen by a young girl in a prosperous family. It's sweet, sometimes ethereal and sometimes almost hallucinatory. It would be a good introduction to European Jewish life in the late 19th and early 20th century. Many line drawings by Marc.