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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 Wandering Border - Jaan Kaplinski Estonia.Kaplinski is largely a poet of the every day, with the occasional philosophical musing thrown in for contrast. It's clear from his imagistic focus and here-and-now observations that he is a Buddhist. I enjoyed the sensory descriptions of Estonian farm life, flora (including genus and species in many cases), and fauna, though I didn't find the poems especially moving or thought-provoking.