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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.

Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness - Elyn R. Saks A re-read underscores how fragile Saks's ability to function is, and how tenaciously she works for it. The effort leaves me exhausted. This is an excellent autobiography for professionals who work with people with psychotic disorders to read. It is clear, nuanced, personal, and, as Saks acknowledges, not representative of everyone's capacity to overcome aspects of extreme mental illness.