Home Feed
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
The Red-Headed League | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
post image
Librarybelle It‘s very rare that I figure out the solution to the mystery by the end, so I cannot speak to that. Benjamin Stevenson brings up similar rules with his Ernest Cunningham “Everyone Is A…” set of books. I personally am drawn to characters with flaws, so that plays a part in my liking the mystery. The story flow plays a huge role for me too…is it thrilling, does it unfold plausibly??? 3d
Read4life #2 will always get a ✅ when Sherlock is on the case. 🤓 3d
5feet.of.fury To the 5th point I think there are so many small details admitted that the real trick is figuring out which one is important. Holmes will just be saying as many things as possible 😂 like the tattoo with the pink scales being particularly Chinese, oh plus that Chinese coin right there 3d
See All 16 Comments
IndoorDame 1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣&6️⃣✅ I‘m also bad at solving the crimes myself so 4️⃣&5️⃣are murkier for me… there weren‘t really multiple suspects, and the bank manager seemed to come out of nowhere, but I was getting to the idea that it was a ruse to get him out of the shop, so I expect someone good at solving mysteries ahead of the story would have enough clues to figure out most of this one? 3d
BeeCurious The Red Headed League gets a C grade for #4 & #5 especially concerning who the prime suspects are. Holmes has past knowledge of people/places that the reader isn't aware of and he doesn't really reveal that information until the end. For #2 & #3 the story passes the test with flying colors. Well, for #1 maybe the crime is more significant to Jabez Wilson than anyone else. Holmes finds it amusing and Watson initially seems perplexed. 3d
dabbe @Librarybelle Same here; I rarely solve it. To be truthful, I really don't want to. I want to be stunned until the brilliant unfolding at the end. I think quite a few detective novels leave out some stuff because we all want the thrill of the solution at the end. 2d
dabbe @Read4life Without a doubt! 🤩 2d
dabbe @5feet.of.fury It is challenging to sift through what's important and what isn't. That's the fun of it, too, right? 🤩 2d
dabbe @IndoorDame It is amazing when you reread the story to see that the clues are there (like looking at Clay's knees), but you just don't pick up on it the first time around. Even when they looked at the street behind Wilson's shop and when Holmes mentioned a BANK, I didn't get it the first time around. 😂 2d
dabbe @BeeCurious For #1, if you mean the crime of Wilson losing his cozy job, totally agree. The bank heist, though, I believe was definitely a worthy crime worth our time. Totally agree on #s 4 and 5. So, Holmes has been “bested“ by Clay before (so have the police), but we're privy to none of the specifics. That makes me also wonder why Watson doesn't include that info? 2d
BeeCurious @dabbe Yes, I meant the initial mystery of Wilson losing his sweet paying gig. 🙂
Without the investigation by Holmes, I doubt if Wilson would have pieced together the bank heist tie-in, even after it occurred. Well, maybe if someone discovered the tunnel.
Aimeesue @dabbe There‘s a whole list of cases that Watson didn‘t write about which are mentioned in the books or short stories. Watson explains at some point e point that this is because Sherlock didn‘t solve the case, or people involved wanted it kept private, or SECRET GOVERNMENT BUSINESS (wink, wink, nudge, nudge), and so on. The brief references are tantalizing. http://www.bestofsherlock.com/ref/untlist.htm (edited) 2d
dabbe @BeeCurious 💯 agree! 🤩 2d
dabbe @Aimeesue Thanks for the link! They're so good they even sound better than the stories he did put down on paper! 🤩 2d
kelli7990 I think it succeeded. 2d
dabbe @kelli7990 🤩🤩🤩 2d
37 likes16 comments
If It Bleeds | Stephen King
post image

#TLT #ThreeListThursday thanks for the tag and for hosting @dabbe -

1. Harry Potter series
2. A Court of Thorns and Roses (just finished 2nd book in series)
3. It - Stephen King's #LosersClub are hero's on a quest in my book!! (pun intended 😅)

Make a great day everyone 😊

dabbe Never read #s 2 and 3; now on the TBR! Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 4d
bthegood @dabbe 🧡🧡 3d
23 likes2 comments
Untitled | Unknown
post image

#TLT #ThreeListThursday

1. Percy Jackson - all of them 💙🔱
2. Harry Potter ⚡️🪄

Thanks for the tag, @dabbe I love what you said about Speak.

Want to play @Crazeedi @Nutmegnc @Deblovestoread @Andrew65 @Reggie

dabbe 😘 My favorite unit to teach was the Hero's Quest. I told the kids that every story is essentially a HQ story and that I would prove to them at the end of the unit that STAR WARS was the exact same story as SPEAK. Of course they doubted me--until the end of the unit. 🤩 Your #s 1 and 3 are now on my TBR! Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 4d
Deblovestoread Thanks for the tag! 💜 4d
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag 😍 4d
See All 8 Comments
Read4life @dabbe I know I would have LOVED your class! 💙 4d
Read4life You‘re welcome @Deblovestoread & @Andrew65 🤓💙 4d
dabbe @Read4life You just made my day/week/year. Thank you. 💚💙💚 4d
Crazeedi So sorry I've been MIA a few days!! Thanks for thinking of me❤️ 1d
Read4life @Crazeedi Always. I hope all is well with you 💙💙 16h
40 likes8 comments
Mage Heart | Jane Routley
post image

📜 Dion Holyhands -The Dion Chronicles
📜📜 Feyre Archeron -ACOTAR series
📜📜📜 Harry Potter

#TLT @dabbe

dabbe #s 1 and 2: on the TBR now! #3: YES! 🤩 Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 4d
8 likes1 comment
Blood Sisters | Vanessa Lillie
post image

Thank you @dabbe for creating this play~tag~share card & for the tag.

All Time Favorite:
1 - The Old Kingdom Series By Garth Nix.

2 - Blood Sisters by Vanessa Lillie.

Because I am obsessed:
3 - Batman!

dabbe TBR'ed #s 1 and 2. Who played your favorite Batman? Thanks for sharing! 💚💙💚 4d
AnnCrystal @dabbe love George Clooney and Christian Bale... truthfully, I just watch for the suited-up guy, you know 😉👍. 4d
dabbe @AnnCrystal I hear ya! I must admit that I adored Michael Keaton in the role. 😍 4d
See All 6 Comments
AnnCrystal @dabbe 👏😉👍💝.

I read that David Giuntoli is the voice of an animated version 💝...he might have been better as Superman though...he has that look...
(edited) 4d
bthegood YES Batman!!! I enjoyed them all - original, campy Adam West will always be my favorite though🙂 (edited) 4d
AnnCrystal @bthegood 💕Adam West💝😉👍. I believe he played in the first feature-length movie of Batman too... 👏Legendary! (edited) 4d
11 likes6 comments
Roll the Dice | Wayne Avrashow
post image

March #roll10 picks are here! I went with a yellow theme as I'm hoping spring will come soon

Roll 1 = 79

Roll 2 = 48

Roll 3 = 67

BarkingMadRead Woohoo! I can‘t wait to see what books come up! 1w
See All 21 Comments
Firestarter994 Yay!!! I‘m so excited!! You‘ll have to wait a few days for my picks, though… I‘m in Hawaii right now 🏄‍♀️🧘‍♀️🏝🌋 1w
PuddleJumper @Firestarter994 Ooo nice! Enjoy yourself! 1w
Allylu Here are my March picks: #79 The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson, #49 The Vanderbeekers Lost and Found, #67 Recommended for You by Laura Silverman. I have read my January picks and I am reading the first of my February picks. 1w
majkia Could you add me to the notification list, please? 1w
AllDebooks Oooh, these are so pretty 😍 1w
bekakins Oooh all 3 of these are sci-fi/fantasy on my list, which is pretty cool! The Mad Women‘s Ball / Moxy Land / Black Sun 1w
Ruthiella Exciting! I‘ve got a Discworld book (always fun) , a book I own, Sugar Money, and a book I‘ve long wanted to check out 1w
julieclair The sparkly gold-toned dice remind me of the Leprechaun‘s pot of gold! ☘️🌈☘️ 1w
PuddleJumper @Allylu Brilliant! 1w
PuddleJumper @majkia Yep, I've added you to the list 1w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I have a couple of short ones this month, that should help!! 1w
PuddleJumper @bekakins Ohh nice! 1w
PuddleJumper @Ruthiella Sounds like a fun month! 1w
PuddleJumper @julieclair ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
DieAReader @PuddleJumper I‘d like to jump into the #Roll100 challenge🤓📚 & am wondering what I need to know🧐 I have a list of 100 books all set & will back track to see what the January & February #s were. What else do I need to know? (edited) 4d
48 likes21 comments
Untitled | Anonymous
post image

1. Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables series)
2. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride & Prejudice)
3. Captain Wentworth (Persuasion)

#TLT #ThreeListThursday @dabbe

dabbe I have yet to read #s 1 and 3--now on my TBR radar! Thanks for sharing! 💙🩶💙 2w
23 likes1 comment
Untitled | Untitled
post image

1. Les Mis 🇫🇷
2. Six 👑
3. Rock of Ages 🎸

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 I'll have to look into #s 2 and 3! Thanks for sharing! 🩷💜❤️ 3w
30 likes1 comment
The Missing American | Kwei Quartey
post image

#tlt #threeforthursday Thanks @Read4life for the tag!

1) Emma Djan from the tagged series
2) Precious from the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency
3) Steele from the Glass and Steele series

Some marvelous ladies!!

Bookwormjillk I forgot about Precious. She‘s so good. 4w
Read4life You‘re welcome! 4w
dabbe I forgot #2, too! #s 1 and 3 are now on my TBR. Thanks for playing! ❤️💜🩷 4w
AlaMich Definitely Precious!! 3w
45 likes4 comments
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Thanks for the tag, @peanutnine and @Crazeedi !

This is hard! I read so many mysteries, but the first three that popped into mind are:

1. Inspector Gamache - Louise Penny, author
2. Commissario Brunetti - Donna Leon, author
3. Cormoran Strike - Robert Galbraith, author (I know more private investigator, but he‘s definitely good at solving crime) #TLT

dabbe #1: I just discovered him and love! Never heard of #s 2 and 3; will have to check them out1 Thanks for playing! ❤️💜🩷 4w
Bookwormjillk 🌲🌲🌲 4w
Crazeedi Love Brunetti, he's on my list too!! 4w
Librarybelle @Crazeedi He‘s really good! 4w
Librarybelle @Bookwormjillk Gotta love Three Pines! 4w
43 likes5 comments