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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.

Tears of the Giraffe

Tears of the Giraffe (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #2) - Alexander McCall Smith, Lisette Lecat Better than the first in the series, or perhaps, now having been to Botswana, the images are more vivid and the relationships more culturally nuanced. The parallelism is a bit thick, but I was entertained. Audiobook narrator Lisette Lecat does a lovely job of differentiating characters not only by vocal tone but by how they pronounce Setswana words.