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Heck yes, I do! Some of my favorites:
•rereading Nancy Drew with the #NancyDrewBR group
•rereading the Sherlock Holmes canon with #NoPlaceLikeHolmes
•every summer I reread the complete collection of PEANUTS comics from 1958-2000 ... every comic Schulz ever wrote.
•my Pam and Penny twin reads from the 1950s by Rosamon du Jardin
•THE FLAME AND THE FLOWER by Kathryn Woodiwiss
•the sexy parts from the OUTLANDER books 🤫

FashionableObserver Not sure where you are, but the Minnesota History Center has a great exhibit about the life and art of native son, Charles Schulz. It goes through June 9th! https://www.mnhs.org/historycenter/activities/museum/schulz 11h
dabbe @FashionableObserver I wish I was closer! I live in the hell that is Phoenix, AZ at this time of year. Thanks for the link, though! I'll explore it! 🤩😀🤗 11h
FashionableObserver Oh, Phoenix! My family and I were just saying how much we miss it. We usually spend about ten days there at the beginning of May. We stay at the Biltmore every time…now our son has so many activities that we can‘t do our annual trip anymore! 😕 10h
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FashionableObserver If you want an exhibition catalog and can‘t get one online, let me know. I can grab one for you when I go! 10h
willaful When I first started reading sexy romance -- in my forties! -- I read some bits over and over and... when I had a middle of the night hospital trip and nothing to read, I retold sections of The Shadow and the Star to myself so I wouldn't go mad. 9h
dabbe @FashionableObserver Good thing you don't come in July or August! 😂 7h
dabbe @willaful 🤩😀🤗 7h
BookmarkTavern Such great choices! Thanks for sharing! 6h
dabbe @BookmarkTavern 🤩🤗😀 5h
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repost for @dabbe:

#NoPlaceLikeHolmes @Cuilin

Next up, the final story in THE ADVENTURES OF (TAo) SH: “TAo The Copper Beeches .“ Below is information on this story, including a summary (spoiler alert!). Next discussion with @dabbe on 5/25

Click here for the link: https://bit.ly/4dZseFx

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dabbe Thank you! 🤩🤩🤩 14h
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#NoPlaceLikeHolmes @Cuilin #LitsyEvents

Interesting discussion so far today, Sherlockians! If you haven't already joined in, please do so when you can!

Next up, the final story in THE ADVENTURES OF (TAo) SH: “TAo The Copper Beeches .“ Below is information on this story, including a summary (spoiler alert!). Next discussion with @dabbe on 5/25

Click here for the link: https://bit.ly/4dZseFx

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Librarybelle I‘ve not really necessarily followed this thought. I wouldn‘t say this solution follows this, either, but I am admittedly not the deepest thinker. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2d
CrystalE02 Sometimes I can. It depends on the situation. 2d
Aimeesue Most of the time you can, as far as crimes go. There are only so many people who could have committed a particular crime. If 3 out of 4 suspects have alibis, it‘s not looking good for #4, unless you can poke holes in an alibi. The tough part is figuring how it was done. Heart of the detective novel, right? 1d
CogsOfEncouragement Much of the time you can figure out what happened, and these stories are enjoyable because Holmes can figure them out. Yet I think that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction and justice is not always served. 1d
IndoorDame I‘m going to vote for no. I actually tried to reason this one out (usually I just enjoy the story) and I got a few pieces right but most wrong, but Holmes and I thought through a few totally different suspects, and that‘s just in a short story with limited possibilities, real life is infinitely more random and complex… 1d
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Librarybelle The son had feelings for Mary, right? To me, I thought his covering for Mary was some weird shielding her from discovery out of love scenario. I think this also shows the dangers of leaping to conclusions - the patriarch immediately labeling the son as the culprit. 2d
dabbe @Librarybelle And the father's following of stereotypes: because the son was a gambler, well he must be a thief then too, right? Wonder if that's a hasty generalization fallacy that we both thought of? 🤔 2d
CrystalE02 The father's actions and process of thought got me, but it was the time period of the past. That was the way they thought back then. Mary would have been a pawn of her family at the time 2d
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Librarybelle Yes, @dabbe . Agreed! 1d
Aimeesue Son: I ain‘t a snitch! Dad: We must find the beryls to avoid National disgrace! Mary: I‘m not saying *I* did it, but Sonny Boy is innocent, I just know it! 1d
Cuilin @Aimeesue perfect summary, I can tell you hang out with the #hashtagbrigade lol 😆 1d
CogsOfEncouragement Love is crazy I guess, Holder's son would rather be in jail than put Mary there, no matter the circumstances. Mary's decisions make me sad. I'm sure Burnwell was using her for such a time as this. I don't trust him to have been true to her even if the scheme had worked. I think Mary did leave to be with Burnwell, I just don't think Burnwell will be interested in her for much longer and Mary will be worse off than ever. 1d
IndoorDame I definitely think lying, knowing you may end up in prison, to protect a woman you know doesn‘t love you is all about honor, and a kind of honor that you really don‘t see anymore. 1d
Aimeesue @CogsOfEncouragement I agree, he‘s going to dump Mary as soon as she‘s not useful. 17h
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Librarybelle I overall liked this one. It had enough intrigue for me, along with a red herring or two, that carried me through the narrative. There were a couple of elements that I think Holmes knew but the reader did not - the barefoot prints in the snow, for example - unless I missed that description by Watson when viewing the scene. 2d
dabbe The carbuncle vs. the beryl! 😂 I had to look these up the very first time I read these stories long ago. I love that Doyle didn't just use the regular old diamond! I enjoyed this one, especially the message of misreading people at one's peril: the often used theme of “don't judge a book by its cover.“ Favorites overall? “The Speckled Band“ and “The Blue Carbuncle.“

I'm working on the next schedule and will have it out SOON! 🤩
CrystalE02 I enjoyed this one a lot!!! This has been fun. I have enjoyed going through the short stories slowly and really looking into them. I know my stepdad is enjoying our discussion about the Sherlock Holmes stories. 2d
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kelli7990 I enjoyed this story. I don‘t have any favorites. 1d
Aimeesue I liked this one, but I like any Holmes story where he puts on a disguise. 🥸 1d
CogsOfEncouragement Hi all! I was at an out of town graduation earlier today but read this one this week and enjoyed it. I was stressed out right along with Mr. Holder when he was given the coronet for safe keeping. I felt bad for him that he put so much misplaced trust in his niece.
@librarybelle @dabbe @CrystalE02 @kelli7990 @Aimeesue
I'm not sure I have a fav, I adore Holmes & Watson.
IndoorDame I definitely enjoyed this one! I‘m no good at picking favorites, but I‘ve been loving this collection! 1d
dabbe @librarybelle @CrystalE02 @kelli7990 @Aimeesue @CogsOfEncouragement @IndoorDame ... and there are still so many more to come! 🤩🤩🤩 1d
CogsOfEncouragement @dabbe Such an enjoyable BR to discuss them all! 1d
dabbe @CogsOfEncouragement YES! 🤩😀😘 1d
eeclayton I prefer the stories in which SH needs to go somewhere, look around and investigate, to the ones where he instantly forms his theory based on what the client tells him. But I've enjoyed each story so far 🤩 1d
AnneCecilie I liked this one. I‘m not sure I have a favorite, but I guessed one and that my least favorite 11h
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I just finished listening to this week‘s short story “The Adventure Of The Beryl Coronet” for the #noplacelikeholmes readalong. I‘m ready for our discussion.

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dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 7d
TheSpineView Great job!💙📖📚 7d
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looking great!! 7d
julieclair Wow! 👍👍 6d
CBee Lots of magic, malice, mayhem, all the M words 😂😂 6d
PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 5d
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dabbe Yay! That was a fun one, wasn't it? 💙🩵💙 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
Cuilin 🎉🎉🎉 1w
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1w
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A Study in Scarlet | Arthur Conan Doyle
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The first Sherlock Holmes (#SeriesLive2024) and how can you go wrong. Doyle does an excellent job setting up the relationship between Holmes and Watson (and subsequently their relationship with Scotland Yard), as well as giving us an intriguing mystery. The second half of the book doesn‘t work quite as well, but it serves its purpose. Looking forward to reading the canon with #NoPlaceLikeHolmes

TheSpineView Fantastic! 2w
Cuilin Wonderful 🫶 2w
dabbe Yay! 🤩🤩🤩 2w
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