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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.

Falling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places of The World - Pico Iyer, Anthea Lingeman Since Iyer's account is dated, it's best to read this as a series of snapshots in time. Iyer muses on his experiences in a wide variety of countries. I don't agree with his "lonely places" premise, but the essays were otherwise enjoyable, though not illuminating. This might be interesting to read as a stimulus for a book discussion about one's own experience in any of these countries in relation to Iyer's.