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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 Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) - George R.R. Martin I have a hard time reviewing books in multi-volume series without giving too many spoilers. Therefore, I'll just say, in the technical argot of F&SF, that though it starts slow, in this one a bunch of people abruptly bite it, and some people who appear to bite it turn out not to have actually bitten it. This advances the plot while relieving the tedium of hundred-page stretches where people just wander around or worry in a way that makes the Camping Scene That Would Not Die in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows look like a haiku.