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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 Mind's Eye - Oliver Sacks, Richard Davidson I always enjoy Sacks, who narrated the prefatory remarks and the chapter about his own visual problems in the audiobook of this volume. The focus (hah) here is on problems (and compensatory strategies) related to seeing, sometimes optic, sometimes neurological. Sacks's appreciation for his subjects' humanity is refreshing compared to the objectifying and clinically distanced tone that is found in many case studies, including some that are trying hard to present people compassionately. For this alone, quite aside from my interest in neurology, I would praise and read Sacks.