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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.

How to Be Pope: What to Do and Where to Go Once You're in the Vatican - Piers Marchant Actually a reference book of sorts, not humor. No acknowledgment that popes thus far have been overwhelmingly white (it's noted that there were three African popes but no more mention is made) and all male, which may seem obvious to those familiar with Catholicism but which raises questions for those with different beliefs. The material is a compendium of factual snippets. It gives the very basics without much detail or flavor. I have no clear sense of why it was written in the second person.