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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


Kiss - Ted Dekker, Erin Healy The only other book I've ever read of Ted Dekker's was Blink, and that was a few years ago now. At the time I really loved it but as it was so long ago I wasn't really sure what kind of impact Kiss was going to have on me.
Don't be fooled by the cover, this isn't some christian authors take on the teen vampire urban fantasy fad that is quickly becoming so sickening.... this is something really different and refreshing.
Reading Kiss made me remember what I loved about Blink. It's the way Dekker takes such a fast paced thriller and gives it deep and thought-provoking meaning. Rarely in thrillers do I ever find myself understanding or empathising with any of the characters, but with Dekker I do. His characters are vivid and interesting, his plot line is mysterious and engaging, and not without a little romance... which I understand from reviews is co-author Erin Healy's influence.
I look forward to going back and re-reading this one every couple of years.