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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.

Homeland: An Extraordinary Story of Hope and Survival - George Obama The autobiography, thus far, of President Obama's younger half-brother George in Kenya. The writing is fine and George's life story is interesting. What makes this fun, though, is its points of intersection and divergence with Barack Obama's memoir [b:Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance|88061|Dreams from My Father A Story of Race and Inheritance|Barack Obama|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EPAQ7CT1L._SL75_.jpg|86032]. The constellation formed by the brothers' stories is more complex and engaging than either read alone. Any family story is enriched by multiple perspectives, and even moreso when one is a public figure.