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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

Bitterblue (Graceling)

Bitterblue - Ian Schoenherr, Kristin Cashore I loved this book so much it stressed me out. I felt tangible anxiety while I wasn't reading and stayed up much later than I should of reading. When I eventually did put it down at night my mind was wired and I would just lay there thinking for half an hour (normally I go to sleep very quickly).
Bitterblue is such a strong character and the world she lives in is so vivid and compelling. As she explores the world she lives in I feel as if I am travelling with her and am willing her to uncover more and more. As in most books and movies I think she accomplishes more in a day than most exceptional people could in a week, but that's okay. It's fantasy.
I loved the way Bitterblue pulled Graceling and Fire together and tied up loose ends and a very believable way.
I think there's potential for more books set in this world (perhaps one based on Saf's sailing adventures) but there doesn't need to be. It is a satisfying conclusion to an unconventional series.
I really have enjoyed watching Kristin Cashore's story-telling ability blossom. Graceling was an impressive first novel and but nowhere near as gripping as Fire. And Bitterblue blows them both out of the water.