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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.

Place of Refuge: A History of the Jews in Cyprus - Stavros Panteli Cyprus.If read in conjunction with other sources, a reasonably good introduction to the history of Jews on Cyprus. On the positive side, this was not a topic I knew much about from ancient history up to the halutzim. On the other hand, the author assumes that referencing some events without explaining them is sufficient, and compounds this problem by stating what happened but often not suggesting why it happened. There is some repetitive material that is verbatim or nearly so, particularly in the biographical appendix.