One of my dad‘s friends sent him 5 boxes of books. He put his selections in one then sent the rest off to Goodwill, but not before snagging these self-described “two handsome volumes” for me.
They will make great replacements for my worn out paperbacks.
“I had neither kith nor kin in England, and was therefore as free as air -- or as free as an income of eleven shillings and sixpence a day will permit a man to be. Under such circumstances, I naturally gravitated to London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the #Empire are irresistibly drained.”
“How #sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank. It shines on a good many folk, but on none, I dare bet, who are on a stranger errand than you and I. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!”
“My mind is like a racing engine, tearing itself to pieces because it is not connected up with the work for which it was built. Life is commonplace; the papers are sterile; #audacity and romance seem to have passed forever from the criminal world. Can you ask me, then, whether I am ready to look into any new problem, however trivial it may prove?”
Just got my library app never listened to an audiobook before so I actually have no ideas where to start 🤔
Taking a break from Marie Kondo-ing my clothes to enjoy the view. I'm happy to spend all day inside reading and listening to audiobooks. Sherlock narrated by Stephen Fry is especially wonderful on a day like today 💙📖🌨
Feeling like some Holmes! So tonight, fudge and this collection on audio. Tomorrow, I'll catch up on chores and Richard II. 😊🍫🥛
It‘s Sherlock Holmes day!
I love everything Sherlock! I‘ve read the complete works, which is a big chunk of a book (not pictured). I‘ve read lots of Sherlock adaptations and love them all. I watch the movies, the multiple tv series, all of it. ❤️
#Ampersand2018 - Mystery
#ReadingResolutions - Male Author
Having so much fun following along. #readathon Also trying to use this as an excuse to finish up the many books I was in the middle of reading. First and foremost, the tagged door stopper. Still not finished, but one story collection and one novel closer to wrapping up the tales of Sherlock.
Still slowly working my way through this audiobook. Interestingly, I just finished the collection “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” and here are my thoughts so far: way more crime rests on tobacco knowledge here than seems truly likely 😉; Mycroft was only in one story so far?!; and Moriarty was only introduced in The Final Problem. Clearly, things only really get going after Sherlock seems to have perished. #audiobook
My TBR has gotten a little out of hand and I‘m feeling the need to prioritize (due dates, release dates, etc).
Here‘s my TBR for the rest of the month (with a couple of slots for some spontaneous picking).
And, yes, I‘m STILL plugging away at Sherlock. There are a LOT of stories 😉
Started this one today on audiobook!!! I cannot believe I haven‘t read these stories. Ready to rectify that omission. The entire collection is 62+ hours of awesomeness!!!! ⏳📚
“‘How long is this to last?‘ asked the inspector finally. ‘And what is it we are watching for?‘
‘I have no more notion than you how long it is to last,‘ Holmes answered with some asperity. ‘If criminals would #always schedule their movements like railway trains, it would certainly be more convenient for all of us.‘”
Mine is “The Murder of the Maniacal Writer”, Dr. Watson‘s (my son) is “The Trial of the Loquacious Visitor”, and Cody‘s (my husband) is “The Trial of the Psychic Cupcake” 😂. What‘s yours?
Graphic is from #epicreads.
I read someone else's description of #thefly, and Sherlock Holmes seems to fit! Brilliant and arrogant, his brain slowly turning against him...sounds like what I've heard about _The Fly_.
I was in love with Sherlock within the first 10 pages, and 1000+ later I'm so sad that there isn't any more. Holmes is charmingly insulting, Watson is adorably devoted, the mysteries are fabulously crafted. This isn't just plain wonderful, folks; it's wonderful with raisins.
Alright, pay close attention. If you like long, dramatic stories that last forever (in a good way), than this book is for you. At a beautiful 1,077 pages, this is the longest book I've ever read! I wanted to read it after starting BBC's Sherlock (an amazing show, watch it!), and although very long, totally worth it. Plus, look at the cover and gold pages! Available at Barnes & Noble.
I just finished 'The Sign of the Four' and enjoyed it way more than when I had to pick it to pieces for my lit class, which just goes to show how over analysing something can ruin it for you!
Now I'm up to 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes', which includes 'A Scandal in Bohemia', and 'The Adventure of the Five Orange Pips', amongst others.
I just finished 'A Study in Scarlet' (which I really enjoyed) and now it's on to 'The Sign of the Four'. I've read this one before and I'm not particularly fond of it, but I was studying it for uni the first time around so maybe I'll like it better when I'm not having to analyse it.
"I had neither kith nor kin in England, and was therefore free as air—or as free as an income of eleven shillings and sixpence a day will permit a man to be. Under such circumstances I naturally gravitated to London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained."
Ah, Dr John H. Watson. Such a way with words.
I just finished the new episode of Sherlock and my lips are sealed. No spoilers here! I will say I can't wait for the next episode though!
Last year I read a big book - 'War and Peace' - so I thought I'd chip away at another big book in 2017 as well. This year it's 'The Complete Sherlock Holmes'. AKA, my own personal gym. It's so hefty.