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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.

Bread and Dew: Stories by a Moldavian Writer - Grigore Vieru,  James Riordan,  Eduard Zaryansky Moldavia.A beautifully illustrated children's book from Soviet Moldavia, written by Moldavian poet Grigore Vieru. He presents several very short stories about a young boy named Doru. A couple, including the title story, are quite touching; most are heavy-handed moral tales with a strong Soviet message.