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alchemiiover halfway there!

5 books down, 4 to go! 22 months ago

alchemii 22 months ago

malit 2 years ago

verilyvexed 2 years ago

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Collectorofcats 2 years ago


MicroWhisper 3 years ago


56. The Lion’s Mane
57. The Veiled Lodger
58. Shoscombe Old Place
59. The Retired Colourman 2 years ago


43. The Bruce-Partington Plans
44. The Dying Detective
45. The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
46. The Devil’s Foot
47. His Last Bow
48. The Illustrious Client
49. The Blanched Soldier
50. The Mazarin Stone
51. The Three Gables
52. The Sussex Vampire
53. Thor Bridge
54. The Three Garridebs
55. The Creeping Man 2 years ago


39. The Valley of Fear
40. The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
41. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
42. The Adventure of the Red Circle 2 years ago


37. The Abbey Grange
38. The Second Stain 2 years ago


32. Charles Augustus Milverton
33. The Six Napoleons
34. The Three Students
35. The Golden Pince-Nez
36. The Missing Three-Quarter 2 years ago


28. The Dancing Men
29. The Solitary Cyclist
30. The Priory School
31. Black Peter 2 years ago


26. The Empty House
27. The Norwood Builder 2 years ago


23. The Greek Interpreter
24. The Naval Treaty
25. The Final Problem 2 years ago


19. The Musgrave Ritual
20. The Reigate Puzzle
21. The Crooked Man
22. The Resident Patient 2 years ago


...I used to remember stories I’d read in great detail. I’ve decided to pick this goal back up, and I know I finished all the way through “The Greek Interpreter,” so that’s where I decided to pick things up.

Looking back over the previous stories, however, I remember very little of them. I guess one day down the road, I’ll need to read them all again. Ah well… 2 years ago


13. The Beryl Coronet
14. The Copper Beeches
15. Silver Blaze
16. The Yellow Face
17. The Stock-broker’s Clerk
18. The “Gloria Scott” 2 years ago


11. The Engineer’s Thumb
12. The Noble Bachelor 2 years ago


7. The Man with the Twisted Lip
8. The Blue Carbuncle
9. The Speckled Band
10. The Hound of the Baskervilles 2 years ago


6. The Five Orange Pips 2 years ago

gingeetaGonna resurrect...

...this goal. I haven’t read much lately, and I’m feeling another good foray into Sherlock’s adventures coming on.

Just finished up series 1 of Sherlock, and can’t wait for series 2 to become avaiable on netflix. Love, love,love that show! 2 years ago

AidanMonica 3 years ago


4. A Case of Identity
5. The Boscombe Valley Mystery 3 years ago

MicroWhisperSo far...

1. A Study in Scarlet
2. The Sign of Four
3. A Scandal in Bohemia 3 years ago

gingeeta"The Greek Interpreter"

Creepy… Creepy, but good.

After fininshing Memoirs, probably going to take a break from Sherlock and finish some of my other reading. I’m feeling maybe an Austen novel next… We shall see. 3 years ago

gingeeta Working through…

…the “Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.” It’s fun to read the stories from before he and Watson joined up, and it amazes me how wrong the movies always get Sherlock. He’s not a jerk at all!! His character is quite likable, an even sometimes a bit insecure in his own genius, when seen through the lens of his devoted friend Watson. I can see how, if their landlady were narrating, Holmes could be interpreted as kind of a strange, dark, and cold person. But Watson’s is an entirely different view and I rather like it. I like seeing Holmes as a friend, a companion, and although definitely an eccentric, still a likable guy.

And by the way – if you haven’t read The Musgrave Ritual, in “The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes,” you owe it to yourself to track it down. One of my favorites thus far.

Didn’t read as much as I wanted this weekend, but during three days in a lodge with the entire family, with all the neices and nephews tripping around, looking for playmates and making everyone smile, my time was happily occupied elsewhere. Sherlock will always be there; my niecelings and nephewlets grow up all too quickly! 3 years ago

gingeetaHaven't had...

much opportunity to sit down and read lately, but I’m hoping to spend most of Sunday afternoon happily galivanting through the streets of London and the fields of the surrounding countryside with my favorite sleuth and his loyal pal. 3 years ago

gingeetaThree / Nine

My goal is to read them in chronological order, but didn’t see any goals about that so decided to join this one. I’ve recently finsished A Study in Scarlet (V. Good!), The Sign Of The Four (v. good!), and just this weekend finsished off The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

I was a little distracted by the varying quality of writing in the Adventures, but I can’t judge Doyle too harshly because when his writing is off, he’s still entertaining if a bit cliched. And when his writing is on, it’s spot on. I love reading an author that obviously spends time on word choice, and who writes sentences that I bookmark and reread for the sheer joy of reading them. 3 years ago

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