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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, Anne Perry

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes -  Arthur Conan Doyle,  Sidney Paget,  Alex Lubertozzi Great fun, as always, with Holmes and Watson! Some reviews have criticized some of the mysteries for being predicable. It is true. As a seasoned crime/detective fiction (or non-fiction) lover, a few of the mysteries were obvious to me from early on, but that says less about Doyle's craft in writing fiction than it does about all of his admirers saturating the market with scenarios culled from his stories. Half of the fun, for me, is in the character of Holmes, who is an enigma himself. Where does Sherlock Holmes get his money to afford his accommodations at 221 B Baker St? Is he independently wealthy? A great many of his cases seem to be pro bono. If Holmes injects cocaine into his arm on a regular basis, why do we never see him in withdraw? Why are his hands abnormally strong? When do we get to see his fencing and boxing skills? Thankfully, I have many tales left yet before the end of the Sherlock Holmes saga.