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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 Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer Audiobook.I was happy finally to read the complete set of stories rather than excerpted tales. It was entertaining to read "The Pardoner's Tale" again after having read "The Tale of the Tree Brothers" in The Tales of Beedle the Bard. I'd never have read the long, dry religious sections had I not been listening to an audiobook, and I would merely find them odd had not Tuchman's A Distant Mirror The Calamitous 14th Century given me the background and context I needed to understand why Chaucer included them. I now have a strong desire to re-read Calvino's The Castle of Crossed Destinies, and to bump The Decameron up my list.