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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 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography - Tetsu Saiwai An easy-to-read and generally engaging history of the 14th Dalai Lama's early life. Some of the action is a little hard to follow, in part because several people aren't drawn sufficiently distinctly. I'm not sure what makes this a manga rather than a graphic biography or even a cartoon history. It doesn't use manga conventions for graphics or layout. Perhaps all cartoons are now generically manga.