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Inklings

I'm addicted to books. According to Umberto Eco I am building an anti-library, meaning I own way more books than I have read. I love good fiction, literature, theology, Biblical studies, philosophy, children's books, and lots more.

Currently reading

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Danae Yankoski, Francis Chan
The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation
N.T. Wright
The Theology of John Wesley: Holy Love and the Shape of Grace
Kenneth J. Collins
Progress: 244/331 pages
House of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski
Progress: 50/662 pages
The Hound of the Baskervilles (with Illustrations by Sidney Paget)
Sidney Paget, Arthur Conan Doyle
Progress: 35 %
The Dead Zone
Stephen King
Progress: 52/402 pages
Holiness
J.C. Ryle
Help! I'm a Small Church Youth Worker: Achieving Big-Time Success in a Non-Mega Ministry
Rich Grassel
Progress: 57/115 pages
How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels
N.T. Wright
Progress: 69 %
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle, Anne Perry

Cold Vengeance

Cold Vengeance - Douglas Preston I first met Agent A. X. L. Pendergast by chance in 2005 when I came across a copy of [b:The Cabinet of Curiosities|39031|The Cabinet of Curiosities (Pendergast, #3)|Douglas Preston|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1169235779s/39031.jpg|817317] at a local Goodwill. I'll admit that I judged a book by it's cover (it looked like a Jack the Ripper-esque tale)...and the description on the back cover. The rest is history. I've been a fan ever since. I'm endlessly intrigued by the aristocratic, ever-resourceful FBI agent. Part Sherlock Holmes, part James Bond, part X-files, part Victorian novel-- Preston and Child weave fast paced mysteries with heavily atmospheric locations and interesting characters. I'm in!

Cold Vengeance is the second installment of the "Helen Trilogy" and picks up where [b:Fever Dream|7122034|Fever Dream (Pendergast, #10)|Douglas Preston|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1344270788s/7122034.jpg|7383328] left off. It also ends in a cliff-hanger. This book kept me guessing the whole way through. If you've never read a Pendergast novel, don't start here. There is simply too much going on. Go back to Relic or Cabinet. However, if you are a fan and wondering whether this book is worth your time...for what it's worth I found it to be quite enjoyable.