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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

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (The Underland Chronicles, Book 2)

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (The Underland Chronicles, Book 2) - Suzanne  Collins Another winner.
This one didn't have quite as much impact as the first book for me, probably because I was already well-prepared for the adventure I would be going on... but never-the-less it was excellent.
I thoroughly enjoyed the new characters and creatures and fully appreciated Collins' ability to create surprising twists and turns.
I know some people turn their noses at children's literature, thinking themselves too grown up to appreciate such infantile concepts... but such people underestimate children and the authors that write for them. I remember hearing an interview once with the writers for Sesame Street asking them how they write jokes for kids. The writers responded that they wrote jokes that they themselves found funny. I think the same can be said for children's literature. I know that I myself have taken much from the first to Underland Chronicles and would recommend them to grownups everywhere.