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Joined July 2016

Read classic literature in daily bite-sized bits. Free for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices - www.serialreader.org
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Yeah who doesn‘t know this, Herbert? 🙄

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The House of the Vampire | George Sylvester Viereck
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New to #serialreader: The House of the Vampire, a classic Victorian gothic horror story and one of the first where the vampires feed on more than just blood 🧛‍♂️ Read it in 9 issues with Serial Reader! #vampires #horror #gothic

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New to Serial Reader! One of Mark Twain‘s bestselling books — a humorous and entertaining journey through the Old World. May be your perfect poolside read? Is it summer yet?? ☀️🏝 #serialreader

DivineDiana Thank you! Reminds me to start a new Serial Reader book! Stacked! (edited) 2mo
tpixie awesomeness!!
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Dang.

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The Lost World | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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I‘ve read this book so many times but it‘s always a delight - filled with humor, chills, some goofy bits, and plenty of adventure

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The Decameron | Giovanni Boccaccio
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Trapped for days hiding from the Black Death, a group of Italians tell each other 100 stories ranging from witty to funny to erotic. An entertaining snapshot of life from 14th century Italy. Added recently to #serialreader

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Monday Or Tuesday | Virginia Woolf
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Just added this collection of short stories by Virginia Woolf. Includes “A Haunted House,” “The Mark on the Wall,” and more #serialreader

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This book is jammed full of little quips to live by. Very modern advice!

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The Created Legend | Fyodor Sologub
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Can you tell I add these on the weekend? Another new one available in #serialreader: the story of poet Trirodov and his escape from a revolution-wracked society to a tranquil school in the woods. But the world cannot be kept out. Read it in 23 issues!

BarbaraBB Great job! 3mo
batsy This sounds brilliant! Thank you! 3mo
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Much ADO about Nothing | William Shakespeare
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Just added to Serial Reader: one of Shakespeare‘s most treasured comedies — gossip and rumors lead to misunderstandings, heartbreak, and love. Read it in 16 issues! 🎭📚💕

BarbaraBB Thank you! 3mo
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New to #serialreader - Henri Barbusse‘s novel based on his experiences as a French solider in WWI. One of the first novels published after the war, it was remarkable for its gritty realistic depiction of the conflict. It joins a growing list of First World War literature available in Serial Reader https://www.serialreader.org/blog/first-world-war-stories/

JazzFeathers Is there a section for WWI? 4mo
SerialReader @JazzFeathers Yep! A bunch are linked through the URL in the post & the full collection is here: https://www.serialreader.org/collection/5c27b05a3666ac61ea717275/ 4mo
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Murder on the Links | Agatha Christie
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New in Serial Reader! Another mystery from Agatha Christie featuring the ingenious Poirot and a dead millionaire in an open grave 💀🏌️‍♂️

It‘s just one of several new books available today in #serialreader from Robert Frost, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, Jean Toomer and more thanks to 1923 works entering the public domain! Keep an eye on the app as I add even more over the next few days and weeks.

emtobiasz Hooray for the public domain!! 5mo
batsy 😍 5mo
BarbaraBB Wow 😍 4mo
bookandcat HUZZAH! 4mo
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From 116 years ago, the timeless experience of losing your bags while traveling. #serialreader

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Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Trending today in #SerialReader: the classic tale of a tyrant‘s murderous rise and inevitable downfall. Read Macbeth in 10 issues with Serial Reader!

And please, *please* if you‘re in the U.S. vote today! 🇺🇸 It‘s incredibly important and every vote counts. Find all you need at https://iwillvote.com

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The Gloria Scott | Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
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Trending today in #SerialReader! A mystery from Sherlock Holmes‘ youth, uncovering a friend‘s dark family secret. Read it in 3 issues!

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Just enough time before Halloween to read the 5 issues of Sleepy Hollow in #serialreader! More silly than scary, the fun story so perfectly encapsulates the feeling of autumn for me I read it every year around this time.

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The Whisperer in Darkness | Howard Phillips Lovecraft
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Ten more days until Halloween is perfect for the 10 issues of one of my favorite creepy stories from #serialreader - The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft.

After floods reveal strange things from deep in the woods, a professor shares his near escape from the unknown to urge the public to stay away. More creepy/weird than horror & a great tale for chilly October nights! 🎃

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Pickman's Model | Howard Phillips Lovecraft
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Quick and creepy read for a late night. Pickman‘s disturbing paintings hide a horrifying secret. Careful when venturing under the earth, everyone! Read it in 2 issues with #SerialReader

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Wealth of Nations | Adam Smith
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Trending today in #SerialReader - Adam Smith‘s landmark work from the dawn of the Industrial Revolution exploring how an open economy may be able to regulate itself. A dense work at times, but splitting it into 20-minute issues makes it a little easier to digest!

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Trending today in #SerialReader - a scientific expedition reaches a strange expanse of Antarctic mountains. Their presence awakens something ancient and terrible, unleashing death and insanity. One of Lovecraft‘s best-known weird tales. Read it in 15 issues with Serial Reader!

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Kwaidan | Lafcadio Hearn
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Added recently to #SerialReader - Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, a collection of Japanese ghost stories. They range from creepy to funny to sad, some quite short and others complex. A fascinating read! 👻 https://www.serialreader.org/5b1bd668572ec72ac6818fb6/kwaidan/

knittedgnome Awesome! My son will love these! Thanks for all your hard work! 11mo
Libby1 Wonderful! Thank you, @SerialReader . I think we‘re ALL afraid of Hairy Things. 11mo
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The Wind in the Willows | Kenneth Grahame
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Oh how I know the feeling, poor Mole. Trending today in #SerialReader: the classic tale of Mole, Rat, Badger, and of course Toad. It‘s much, much better than whitewashing!

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King Lear | William Shakespeare
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Trending today: an ironic day to read about some questionable parenting decisions. Old King Lear decides to divide up his kingdom amongst his children and everything works our swimmingly. Er, *checks notes* no wait the opposite of that.

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Added three volumes to #serialreader filled with the adventures of Arsène Lupin, the beloved French gentleman burglar and master of disguise. Follow along as he swipes treasures, evades the law, and even tangled with a certain English detective (whose name was oh so cleverly changed to Herlock Sholmes to avoid copyright issues)

Libby1 Oo! How exciting! Maybe I‘ll look into this after I finish The Faerie Queene. 12mo
Libby1 Hello! I was wondering if you could tell me if it‘s possible that other books in The Faerie Queene will be on Serial Reader. I finished the 19 issues earlier today and thought I‘d finished the whole thing! I was dismayed to see I‘d read Book 1 of 6! Also, it might be helpful if the description of the serial explained that this was the first part of a longer work. Thank you! (edited) 12mo
SerialReader @Libby1 ack! Sorry about that. I‘ll add the remaining books as soon as I can 12mo
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Libby1 Thanks, @SerialReader ! I‘m not in a rush and I love your app! 12mo
aniket.barik I love the app. I wonder if the Lord of the Rings or Hobbit might be added some day. 12mo
SerialReader @aniket.barik Thanks! I don‘t have the rights to distribute those books unfortunately, but maybe one day! (edited) 12mo
aniket.barik @SerialReader Ah, it's okay. It certainly has a lot more than I will be able to read anyway. Thanks for the amazing app. :) 12mo
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Happened across this funny quote in the otherwise delightfully creepy ghost stories of M.R. James #serialreader 👻

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Trending today: H.G. Wells‘s hair-raising tale of... well, you should probably just dive in fresh 🐀🐯🐶 Read it in 19 issues from #serialreader

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The classic tale of Nottingham‘s lovable thief and his band of Merry Men is trending today! You can try out the first of 46 issues here: https://www.serialreader.org/preview/57532999572ec778bc40d0b2/the-merry-adventur...

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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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Trending today in Serial Reader: the classic tale of the mischievous flying boy who wouldn‘t grow up. Read Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie in 21 issues: https://www.serialreader.org/566f83ed5171017751284896/peter-pan/

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In this 1827 sci-fi story, an ancient Egyptian mummy is brought back to life in the futuristic world of 2126 (filled with more than a few prophetic ideas of new technology). Recommended for fans of Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein or The Last Man. Preview the first issue in Serial Reader: https://www.serialreader.org/preview/5a805fb4572ec73088f4f61f/the-mummy!/

rabbitprincess I like the sound of this one! 1y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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I don‘t remember this book being so funny! So far my #FaveCarolCharacter is Scrooge himself. He‘s so grumpy and fussy it‘s downright comic, though that may just be because I know how it all turns out. Resisting the urge to read tomorrow‘s issue early! #ChristmasCarolBuddyRead

ephemeralwaltz I had to resist as well 😂 1y
suvata I know. I didn‘t remember it being so funny either. It really is a great book. 1y
KVanRead Yes. I really love the humor. Dickens seems to be having so much fun. 1y
JazzFeathers Me too. I have a feeling, if l had the book instead of reading on Serial Reader, l'd read it in one day. It's so good! 😆 1y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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My favorite #ScroogeOnScreen is probably Scrooge McDuck but a very close second would be Mr Magoo. My family used to watch this one together every year. 🎄 #ChristmasCarolBuddyRead

KVanRead 💕💗❤️Magoo. Classic! 1y
AmandaL I forgot about this one! I saw it on TV as a kid. 1y
Billypar I was just scrolling through to make sure someone posted this one. George C. Scott is my favorite but Magoo is definitely 2nd. I love the songs- this could be a real Broadway show. 1y
JazzFeathers It's been such a long time since last l've seen anything Magoo 1y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Issue 1 of the #ChristmasCarolBuddyRead! Dickens gets his fair share of eye rolls from me while reading but this bit from Scrooge‘s nephew got me. And poor Cratchit applauds 😣

KVanRead Yes. It‘s so good. 1y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Starting this Wednesday @KVanRead is kicking off a #ChristmasCarolReread with Serial Reader! At 11 issues, that means you‘ll wrap up on Christmas Eve. Brilliant! I‘ll be reading along and I hope you will too. Be sure to follow @KVanRead to keep up with the fun! 🎄☃️

LeahBergen I‘m in, too! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
rubyslippersreads Me too! 🎄 1y
Daisey Thanks for sharing! This sounds great! 1y
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Laughterhp I‘m going to try and join in! 1y
batsy Oh, lovely idea. I'm so in! @KVanRead 1y
KVanRead Yay! Thanks for sharing!! 1y
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Return of Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Just added the stories from Return of Sherlock Holmes to Serial Reader. The Adventure of the Dancing Men, Solitary Cyclist, Six Napoleons and more!

rabbitprincess Wishbone! ♥️🐶 1y
jpmcwisemorgan Oh, I guess I‘ll need to do another #Sherlocked read-along in the new year! @Sarah83 @Andrew65 (edited) 1y
BethM Wishbone was the best! 1y
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LeahBergen Oh, Wishbone! 💕💕 1y
Sarah83 Such a great idea 😊😊😊 @jpmcwisemorgan @Andrew65 1y
Andrew65 @Sarah83 This is one I read at the end of March this year, and did enjoy it. @jpmcwisemorgan 1y
jpmcwisemorgan @Andrew65 @Sarah83 I think I‘ve read them all many years ago but a read along would be fun to kick off the new year. 1y
Sarah83 @jpmcwisemorgan do you want to read the whole canon or just this book? 1y
jpmcwisemorgan @Sarah83 Just the ones Serial Reader recently added. I did the rest of them earlier this year (maybe end of last year???) as part of a #Sherlocked read along. 1y
Sarah83 @jpmcwisemorgan sounds like a great idea. 😊 When do you want to start? 1y
jpmcwisemorgan @Sarah83 Probably sometime after the start of the new year so anyone who‘d like to participate has time to settle in after all the holiday stuff and first of the year craziness. 1y
Sarah83 @jpmcwisemorgan 👍 do you make up a list, what we will read? I will read the German edition. 😊 1y
jpmcwisemorgan @Sarah83 I can make up a list! (edited) 1y
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Alice Adams | BOOTH TARKINGTON
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Added some new books to Serial Reader while the wife plays Stardew Valley 💙🐮

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A key factor in the changing opinions on slavery in Britain and one of the first slave narratives, the captivating autobiography of Olaudah Equiano follows his enslavement in Africa, to his forced journey to America, and his struggle for freedom. Added today to Serial Reader, available in the Biography section!

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New in Serial Reader: a novel of an all-women society, “the first feminist technological Utopia,” as told through the eyes of an outsider. Read the first of 18 issues here: https://t.co/cl2yxAJ6AW

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This Crowded Earth | Robert Bloch
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From the author of “Psycho” comes this thriller set in a bleak overpopulated future (er, well, 1997 actually - which was the future in 1958 when this was written). “The evils of long and dangerous years finally erupted in blood...”

A quick 14-issue story in Serial Reader. Read the first issue: https://www.serialreader.org/preview/599849cd572ec729db02a0db/this-crowded-earth...

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39 Steps | John Buchan
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After years in Africa, Richard Hannay aims to start a new life in London. Instead he finds himself a hunted man, fleeing for from a web of espionage and murder on the eve of World War I. It's a rollicking adventure novel that was a hit among the troops fighting the war the novel presages. "The story is greatly appreciated in the midst of mud and rain and shells, and all that could make trench life depressing," one soldier wrote to the author.

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The Willows | Algernon Blackwood
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A creepy tale for Halloween season. Two friends on a canoe trip down the Danube find themselves stranded on a sandy island. The river rages around them, disintegrating their island refuge, as around them eerie willows wave in the wind. It's a likely inspiration for Tolkien (he admitted Blackwood inspired the phrase "crack of doom") who would later pen his own unsettling experiences with willow trees.

JazzFeathers Cool! I have been eyeing this story on Serial Reader fir a while. Didn't know of its posdible connection with Tolkien #LotRChapterADay 2y
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One of the original lost world tales that would become a pulp fiction cliche. A shipwrecked sailor uncovers a hidden land in the depths of Antarctica full of wonders and peril. Just added today to Serial Reader!

rabbitprincess Yessss! This has been on my TBR list for ages 😄 2y
BookishFeminist 🤗🤗 2y
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The original superhero origin story! In Philip Wylie's 1930 novel (3 years before the public met Superman), a scientist injects his own unborn son with a mysterious new serum. The results are soon clear: super strength, tremendous speed, and bulletproof skin. Read the exciting story in Serial Reader!

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South | Ernest Shackleton
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New in Serial Reader: journey to Antarctica! 🇦🇶 The thrilling true story of Shackleton's harrowing 1915 expedition in which 28 men fight to survive after being marooned on an ice floe.

Read it in 46 issues with the Serial Reader app!

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Wealth of Nations | Adam Smith
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New in Serial Reader: Adam Smith's classic economics work The Wealth of Nations. Writing at the dawn of the industrial revolution, Smith investigates the inner workings of the market, its ability to self-regulate, and the impact of externalities.

https://www.serialreader.org/596f51f7572ec7366acc452d/the-wealth-of-nations/

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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide | Chris Stewart, Bill Phillips, Kristin Marsicano
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Just released a new beta of the Android version! I'll be starting new major versions of Android and iOS very soon.

What new features would you like to see??

If you‘d like to help test new versions, sign up here: https://www.serialreader.org/beta/

AdaChivers I changed phones (now a moto g5) and the app says my email is not found! Help! 2y
SerialReader @AdaChivers please email me through the app (Settings > Send Feedback). Thanks! 2y
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Blood and Sand: A Novel | Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
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Just added today to Serial Reader, the gripping story of Juan Gallardo who pulls himself up from poverty and obscurity to fame and fortune in the bullfighting ring. Read this 1908 novel in 38 issues.

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Little Women | Louisa M. Alcott
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From the loving Marmee of Little Women to the heroism of Helen in The Tennant of Wildfell Hall, discover the most memorable mothers in literature with a new selection of serials. (Yes, I even included Beowulf and *that* particular mum).

Happy Mother's Day! 💐

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An Antarctic Mystery | Jules Verne
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It may be sunny and spring but the temperature in Chicago still feels like winter! Perfect weather to read Jules Verne's fan fiction/sequel of sorts to Edgar Allan Poe's "Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym."

Captain Len Guy goes in search of his brother and the others lost in the weird, treacherous reaches of the South Pole, only to experience strange adventures of their own - including a mysterious sphinx.

Available in 33 issues on Serial Reader!

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Whew! Between moving, new job, and other big changes it feels like forever since I've able to work on Serial Reader. Just a few more weeks until I'm back to adding new serials!

Thought I'd sing the praises of Ted Chiang's short stories collection in the meantime. Wonderful mind-bending and often heart-breaking scifi, including the story that became the movie Arrival. Definitely check it out!

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Just added a healthy helping of Sherlock Holmes stories to Serial Reader including The Naval Treaty, The Crooked Man, The Reigate Puzzle, and Mycroft's entrance in The Greek Interpreter. Find them all in the Sherlock Holmes section! #sherlocked 🔍

UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
ChasingOm Thanks! The read a long to the "Sign of Four" got me hooked! 2y
Theresa Woohoo!!! Thank you!! 2y
freyaheart You just found your app. I'll be reading The little mermaid. 2y
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