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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 State in the Third Millennium - Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein. If there was a translator, I can't find who it was. I enjoyed this political discussion by the reigning prince of Liechtenstein more than some of the other world book challenge selections I've made. I appreciated some of the ideas while also having questions--Where do you get this somewhat unrealistic view of war from? What is your ambivalence about atheism? What do you do with arguments based of ancestral lands? What about countries with gun-hoarding? Still, it felt like a dialogue with the author rather than an especially frustrating reading experience. The section on forms of democracy was particularly enjoyable. Fun fact about Liechtenstein: The populace can vote out the reigning monarch or, indeed the monarchy itself.