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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 the Overlander (Underland Chronicles)

Gregor the Overlander - Suzanne  Collins I could of read this book in one sitting, but I wanted to savor it. To state it simply, it was a magical adventure without all the magic. I felt transported, which I think is the main goal in any adventure/fantasy book. The characters were so engaging that by the end I found myself getting teary in the public location that I was reading :S
The idea of an underground world with giant cockroaches, rats, bats and spiders may seem a little strange but it is so perfectly executed that you find yourself wishing you could be sucked down an air vent and go on an amazing adventure just like Gregor.
A book for all ages, but probably more especially 7-13yr old boys. It's the kind of book parents would be happy for their kids to read and kids will have a great time reading, which is growing less and less of the case in young adult and children's books these days.
Though, after the first couple of pages I forgot that this was a kids book completely and was simply along for the ride.
The second book is now on order and it can't get here soon enough.