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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.

The Purple Violet of Oshaantu - Neshani Andreas Namibia.The first book by a Namibia native and former Peace Corps employee. Perhaps best read for its images of village life and descriptions of the tensions associated with women's traditional roles. I enjoyed reading it and gained a better appreciation for the ways that African (and other) communities can reach negative decisions about a member who does not quite conform to expectations.