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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

Jane Eyre (Dover Thrift Editions)

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë I watched a BBC production of Jane Eyre years and years ago and really enjoyed it, though I found it a little dark and depressing... the book I found anything but. It was vivid and inspiring.
Charlotte Bronte certainly has a talent for describing character and picturesque scenes. But to be honest, that's all a bit lost on me. What won me was the richness and depth of the characters and their interactions, as well as Jane Eyre herself. She is a humble and flawed heroine, with a unique perspective of life, God, and the people around her. Even though the language is formal and old-worldy there is a warmth and friendly voice to the narrator that seems to open up with honesty. I also found I really enjoyed copying the little bits of French and German into google translator and seeing what they mean.
This book has inspired me to delve much more into the classics and better my education of literature. I don't know why I've steered clear of them for so long really.