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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.

My Trip Around the World: August 1895-May, 1896 - Eleonora Hunt It's always interesting to read accounts of travel from other eras. While not terrifically compelling, Hunt's travelogue held my interest sufficiently for me to keep reading. Some of her ports of call are familiar to me, so I enjoyed comparing our experiences. There is a certain amount of assumed superiority, racism, and religiously-based disdain with which the reader must contend. Pair with any of Michael Palin's travel books for a somewhat different approach to the locals (natives, savages, heathens).