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I'm a slow reader but I love books. I hope to read more every year. 30 Books this year!

Currently reading

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Galatians for You: For Reading, for Feeding, for Leading
Timothy Keller
Life In A West German Town
Robin Sawers
Shepherding a Child's Heart
Tedd Tripp
Concise Theology
J.I. Packer
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes
Proverbs: The Tree of Life
Graeme Goldsworthy, Paul Barnett
Stirrings Of The Soul: Evangelicals And The New Spirituality
Michael Raiter
The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle


The Rogue - Trudi Canavan Trudi Canavan writes long books. Looooong books. This can make an authors writing very vulnerable as it places under the microscope. All aspects of the writing have to be excellent; language, world creation, plot, character development. And, Trudi has done this excellently. She weaves a completely gripping tale with good-sized chapters that jump between key moments of action. It must take her forever to map it all out!
I also love the way her characters take shape. For example, I didn't like Talia to begin with... she was a weak and insipid character, endlessly frustrating. But she grew very quickly through harsh experience into a likable character.
But the plot is definitely the jewel in The Rogue's crown.
Oh, and the cliffhanger! I simply can't wait for the third and final installment!