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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.

Wan Sapraes Blong Mama - Aukusitino Tualasea,  Josefa Uluinaceva,  Viran Moah An early reader in Bislama, a creole spoken on Vanuatu. It's not too hard to understand if you immerse yourself for awhile (and remember that save is derived from French or Portuguese and means "know"). It's not clear from the scant traces of this book online, but my best guess is that the English "A Surprise for Mum" was the first and that "O se meaalofa mo Tina" (in Samoan), "Wanfala Sapraies Fo Mami" (in a different pidgin or creole), and this volume are translations.