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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

Pride and Prejudice (Modern Library Classics)

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen, Anna Quindlen I've always loved the BBC mini series. I have watched it so many times - but I've always been put off reading the book for two reasons. 1) I find it hard to read a book I've already seen the movie of. 2) I had to read Emma in school and could barely get through it.
However, Pride and Prejudice I have devoured. It helps that this particular novel has a much more relateable heroine than Emma (while she gains a little substance at the end of the book you have to put up with her shallowness the whole way through).
Jane Austen has so much wit and depth. I love that by reading on my kindle app I can easily define words I don't know and am always delighted to learn - there's so much potential with the English language for expressed meaning that we have forgotten and ignored. Sad really....
Now I'm sure I will get through the rest of her books over the course of my life (Sense and Sensibility is next)