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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

Bloodhound (The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 2)

Bloodhound - Tamora Pierce The second book in a series can go wrong in two ways... it can either differ so much from the original that it loses what ever it originally had going for it, or you can find yourself reading a book that is exactly like the first, with no real change in characters or plot, a very common trait in books based around murders and mysteries. The ideal is that a second book should develop on its characters, changing their circumstances in a way that causes them to grow and relate to each other and their world differently. The plot needs to be new, but also carry with it an escalation of some greater plot that will come to a head at the end of the series.
For me, this is what Bloodhound did perfectly. The change of setting and development in characters was both believable and interesting. The plot line, if it is possible, was even more gripping than the last.