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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.

Angelina Jolie's: Notes from My Travels: Visits with Refugees in Africa, Cambodia, Pakistan and Ecuador - Angelina Jolie, Caspian Tredwell-Owen Jolie's journal entries on her visits to many countries as a representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees are, indeed, notes, not a well-constructed travelogue or sociological narrative. For this reason, they serve as an entry point for further explorations, not as a definitive source. To be clear, I think that the intention behind publishing them was to expose readers to the content on refugees and the human costs of conflict and poverty. It is interesting to consider Jolie's growing personal sophistication and writing skill as these chronological accounts unfold. A good introduction or training text on international and human rights concerns.