(aka Gilion Dumas)

Prize winners, Must Reads, Big Reads, Top 100s -- if it's on a list, I'm tempted to put it on my TBR list. If I really like an author, I'll add the bibliography to my list of lists. And once I read a book, I add it to my Books I've Read list. Arguably, I burn up valuable reading time playing with my lists. I know this.

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I don't have much of a review policy.  I am pleased to promote Oregon and other Pacific Northwest authors and publishers.  Unless we already have a bookish relationship, please ask first.

Also, I certainly accept books by my favorite authors.  If Kate Atkinson's or Ian McEwan's or Jim Harrison's publishers want to send me their latest, I'm not going to say no.

Otherwise, I'm just not that into review copies.  My TBR shelves are already groaning and I don't like the guilt of another reading obligation.  You can always ask, but don't take it personally if I politely decline.

You can contact me at gdumas at q dot com.


When not reading, I practice law in Portland, at my own firm, the Dumas Law Group, representing individuals and small businesses facing difficult situations.

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Another major interest of mine is food and cooking. "Food Freedom!" is the rallying cry for those committed to free choice in the foods we eat and feed our families.

The general idea is to keep all food choices legal – whether healthy, unhealthy, local, global, fresh, frozen, or french fried. The goal is to limit government interference between your fork and your mouth.

Read more about Food Freedom Oregon.


"Rose City Reader . . . is a machine when it comes to recounting her reactions to reading books."  Laura Grimes, The Oregonian (Jan. 5, 2009)

". . . the indefatigable Rose City Reader . . . "  Barry Johnson, OregonLive.com Mar. 25, 2009)

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