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The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume II
The Complete Sherlock Holmes Volume II | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Contents: THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES THE VALLEY OF FEAR HIS LAST BOW Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A London-based "consulting detective" whose abilities border on the fantastic, Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases. Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself. Doyle said that the character of Sherlock Holmes was inspired by Dr. Joseph Bell, for whom Doyle had worked as a clerk at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Like Holmes, Bell was noted for drawing large conclusions from the smallest observations. However, some years later Bell wrote in a letter to Conan Doyle: "you are yourself Sherlock Holmes and well you know it." Sir Henry Littlejohn, lecturer on Forensic Medicine and Public Health at the Royal College of Surgeons, is also cited as a source for Holmes. Littlejohn served as Police Surgeon and Medical Officer of Health of Edinburgh, providing for Doyle a link between medical investigation and the detection of crime.
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle, Kyle Freeman
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Weekly goals: read Methland, Circe, and 6 Sherlock Holmes stories…

Almost didn‘t meet last week‘s goals but family was in town so I‘m giving myself some slack. Reviews of last week to come, and hopefully good posts for this week!

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle, Kyle Freeman
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#weeklygoals:
I‘m hoping to finish The Children of Blood and Bone by Tuesday and All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Wednesday, read the next story in Sherlock, and start A Ladder to the Sky and The Last Time I Lied before the week is over. Big ambitions but let‘s see how it goes! 😊

bewareofwords Good luck! 🤗 5mo
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My goal is to read a story a week. So I‘m going to attempt to review each story in a blurb and then review the collection as a whole when finished.

A Study In Scarlet: As someone who is fascinated with Sherlock as a character, I quite enjoyed the first part of the story. However, the beginning of the second part felt unnecessary and drug on. Does anyone understand why it was included when it was then paraphrased at the end?

Astroneman Love love love!!! 5mo
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Lazy day for me and Henry (Tuesday‘s are my Sunday‘s). While he takes a nap, I‘m going to try to sneak in another chapter or two of reading.

Anyone else really struggle with their #catsoflitsy attempting to eat their books?

GondorGirl My Tommy used to try and chomp my books. Luckily he seems to have grown out of it. 5mo
julesG Not the books, but the notes stuck in some books. Not sure what my #CupidGoesPostal match had next to the note paper, but it's only the notes from this particular Litten that I had to rescue from their specific books. They are in a ziploc bag now. 😬 5mo
hjreviews @GondorGirl I hope Henry grows out of it! Having to “hide” all my books all the time is irritating to my inner book nerd and desire to show off my collection 😂 5mo
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Had two of my wisdom teeth removed today. That means I get to spend my weekend resting, reading, and having lots of icecream! Anything for a speedy recovery 😋

Crazeedi Wishes for quick pain relief and back to health! Enjoy the time you get to read! 7mo
pilardib @Crazeedi thank you!! In a month I'll have to remove the other two 😣 7mo
Crazeedi @pilardib that's such a bummer! 7mo
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LiteraryinLititz Hope you recover quickly and get to enjoy your reading! 7mo
Dragon Hope you‘re feeling better soon! 💐 7mo
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TaciturnWhenReading
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A belated, amazing, Sherlockian, birthday present from the family. 😍

They get me.

Slajaunie Love Sherlock!!! 13mo
readinginthedark 😍😍😍 13mo
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On to part II 🔍

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CoffeeNBooks
The Complete Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle, Kyle Freeman
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A little bourbon in my Sherlock Holmes glass while reading Sherlock Holmes. #bourbonandabook

vivastory I love those glasses. I really need to buy some! 2y
CoffeeNBooks @vivastory One of my friends bought me a set of 4 glasses- Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, Hamlet, and Les Miserables. I love them! 2y
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TheBookkeepersApprentice I need one of those glasses! 2y
vivastory That's a great friend! 2y
CarolynM My favourite bourbon😍 2y
CoffeeNBooks @CarolynM It's my favorite, too! So good! 2y
wanderinglynn Love those glasses! ❤️ 2y
mrozzz Yum!!! 2y
Becker Nice combination 2y
Mdargusch Mine too @CarolynM ! Great way to salute the Kentucky Derby 🐎 2y
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Reading buddy number two helped me finish this up today! I‘m slightly sad it‘s over, but luckily there are so many stories that I could start over down the road, not remember any of the resolutions and be surprised all over again! Holmes and Watson are two of my most favorite literary characters and I thoroughly enjoyed this collection. #Lennox #catsoflitsy

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My reading buddy is spending his #caturday morning helping me plug along through this enormous collection. 🕵️‍♂️ #Bowie #catsoflitsy

tpixie Love your cover with the Library card!! Cute kitty 🐱! 2y
jen_hayes7 Thank you so much, @tpixie !!! 💕 2y
tpixie ♥️❤️♥️ 2y
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Wuxia.Ravenclaw007
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Some of my favorites...

*BOOK SERIES- Sherlock Holmes was my favorite when I was younger, but I don't really follow series much lately.
*MOVIE- Coraline (I actually like the movie better!!)
*Dessert- Creme Brûlée forever and always ?. *Color- lavender, green, and blue.
*Flower- Calla lily (the nose huggers)

Sace Oooo. I forgot about creme brulee. That's a good one too! 2y
RaimeyGallant I'm going to post one of my favs here: I still think The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series is up there on my favs list. :) 2y
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LyndseyReads
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Sherlock + Sherlock 🔎

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Lylah
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My summer to-read list, which I will definitely not finish. My goal is to get through at least 15 of them. They're in baskets because I have negative bookshelf space in this tiny-ass apartment.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That's a good sized pile! I can't read all the titles, but it looks like a good summer to me (or rest of the year). 3y
BestOfFates Good luck! 3y
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Sara_Planz
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My smoking Sherlock is very excited that I am revisiting all his adventures.

jeff Holy smokes -- love that Sherlock! 😀 4y
Sara_Planz @jeff he's the coolest. I need to track down the matching Watson next. 4y
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