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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

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes -  Arthur Conan Doyle,  Sidney Paget As many people have already pointed out, The Memoirs offer a more human portrait of Holmes: he makes mistakes, shows fear, has a family, and, yes, he bleeds. Watson seems at some pains to explain this shift by having Holmes chide him for embellishing the previous adventures. Some readers may find this more human Holmes to be a bit of a turn off. I, on the other hand, do not. I find myself more intrigued.

Like [b:The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|3590|The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)|Arthur Conan Doyle|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1164045516s/3590.jpg|1222101], we have twelve cases...Well, the last one's not really a case, but I won't spoil that one for you. It is in this collection that we are first introduced to Sherlock's older, fat, lazy but more intelligent brother, Mycroft. Here, we also meet the "Napoleon of crime", Professor Moriarty--Holmes's arch-nemesis. It is also in the Memoirs that we get a better glimpse of the rooms at 221B Baker St. There is a great deal of iconic Holmesian (is that a word?) material that finds its source in this collection.

I thoroughly enjoyed each story.

I'll be back, Mr. Holmes. I'll be back.