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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.

Some Modern Poetry from the Solomon Islands - Albert Wendt Solomon Islands.Albert Wendt (author of [i:]Leaves of the Banyan Tree,[/i:] which I haven't yet read) edited this collection. All but four of the poems are by Celestine Kulagoe; the remaining four each represent an author. All appear to be male. Including poems from cultural to political, the collection begins and ends with poems addressing the nuclear tests on local atolls. It is interesting to compare work by different poets from the same area, and I would have liked a broader representation of writers.