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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

Finnikin of the Rock

Finnikin of the Rock - Melina Marchetta Finnikin of the Rock lost a star for me because at least the first half of it was hard work... harder work even than Jellicoe Road... but because it was Melina Marchetta I persevered because I knew that once I got really into it a peeled back a few of the layers there would be gems that I'd be devastated to miss. And I was right.
By the end of the book I was glad of the hard work it had taken to get me there. It's always hard for an author to swing genres without either alienating their fan base or making a dogs breakfast of their new genre... overall I have to be happy with how she's done it. It's a new and interesting take on the fantasy genre that delves deep into relationships in the true Marchetta style. If she were to bring out another fantasy book... I'd be waiting for it with equally eager anticipation.