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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 Land Without Shadows - Abdourahman A. Waberi Waberi's short story collection is less episodic and more descriptive--that is, the focus often is not on events or action but on creating a portrait of Djibouti. The effect is of a poetic mosaic and creates an emotional impression rather than a plot or story arc. The tone seemed to be affectionate or indulgent, even when Waberi was sarcastically describing horrible circumstances and acts.