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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.

Poems On Various Subjects - Phillis Wheatley Gambia.I learned little about Gambia, but, I think, much about colonization. The precocious Wheatley writes rhyming religious verse with occasional reference to being torn from her home as a child. I'm sure this was considered laudable and charming in its era. Reading it from this perspective, it's a testament to cultural overthrow and puts me strongly in mind of Anderson's Octavian Nothing: The Pox Party. You can write prettily in Latin, and this may avail you some, but you're still a slave.