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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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Why is it I overslept yesterday when I had to be at work and was up at the crack of dawn today when I didn‘t have to be anywhere until 10? Oh well it gave me time to finish this fun mystery featuring the descendants of Watson and Holmes solving mysteries at a Connecticut boarding school. #20in4 #Sharreadathon

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I do that all the time!!! 4d
Andrew65 The body and mind is a funny thing! Well done on finishing the book 👏👏👏 4d
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The Annotated Sherlock Holmes: 2 Vols. in One | Arthur Conan Doyle, William S. Baring-Gould
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The first typo I've noticed in this excellent annotated edition, and quite a doozy!
"Pass me the oxygen tanks and pressure suit, Watson. I'm going for a walk on the Heath." ?️?‍?

MommyWantsToReadHerBook What is the error? 4d
Bookwomble @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Well, if we round up the height of Mt. Everest to 30,000 ft, that's just over 5.5 miles above sea level, so 443 miles above sea level would put Hampstead Heath in the most tenuous layers of the outer atmosphere 🙂 4d
Bookwomble @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I had assumed the error was a transposition of miles for feet, and checking on Wikipedia I find that the highest point in the Heath is given there as 440 feet 🙂🔎 4d
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook Oh good heavens, I automatically inserted "feet" and couldn't see the issue ? 4d
Soubhiville @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I did the same until I read the comments 🤣 4d
julesG 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 4d
Bookwomble @MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Soubhiville Clearly the editor and typesetter did the same thing 😊 A little knowledge... 😄 4d
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The Valley of Fear | Arthur Conan Doyle
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"I am inclined to think ---" said I.
"I should do so," Sherlock Holmes remarked, impatiently.

Cat with a Gun! Meeow! ? Shots fired! ??
(Photo of the best Holmes ever, Jeremy Brett. You are, of course, entitled to your own "best Holmes ever", however inferior they may be to Jeremy ? ?)

Bookwomble Watson gets his own back a few lines later:
"You have heard me speak of Professor Moriarty?"
"The famous scientific criminal, as famous among crooks as ---"
"My blushes, Watson," Holmes murmured, in a deprecating voice.
"I was about to say 'as he is unknown to the public.' "
"A touch - a distinct touch! cried Holmes. "You are developing a certain unexpected vein of pawky humour, Watson, against which I must learn to guard myself."
dabbe Jeremy Brett ROCKS Sherlock! I still have all of the dvds of the Granada films. I loved, too that Brett's versions were reenactments of the REAL stories and films, not pastiches. He is the quintessential SH for me, too! ❣️ 4d
Bookwomble @dabbe Impeccable Holmesian taste, Denise! 😁 3d
dabbe @Bookwomble I'm a Sherlock freak. 🤣❣️🤣 3d
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My escapist book for this week. 🔦🔎🕵️‍♀️📚

mcipher What a cool chair! 6d
kspenmoll @mcipher I found it in a little shop- before my sin was born so its about 30 yrs old- hand painted. 6d
kspenmoll @mcipher I found it in a little shop- before my son was born so its about 30 yrs old- hand painted. 6d
mcipher That‘s so awesome! I love old stuff that stands the test of time 5d
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The first of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes stories. The novel sets up the characters and their characteristics that would become iconic. It‘s interesting to me that part of the back drop of this story is set in the American West and the Mormon migration. I couldn‘t get over the inaccurate placement of the Rio Grande as a point of travel fir the Mormons.

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Light pick. I was really intrigued by the mysterious religious cult investigation plot line, but it ended up being a total dud! While I love all the main characters, the introduction of Moriarty‘s estranged daughter didn‘t really add anything for me. The relationship development between the main characters was a strength, especially Charlotte & Lord Ingram. The ending saved the plot for me, and after reading the blurb for the next, I am excited!

Moriarty the Patriot, Vol. 1 | Ryosuke Takeuchi
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I‘ve been meaning to try a Manga, as it is such a huge seller at work. But nope! This retelling of Doyle‘s villain, with a murderous ‘Robin Hood‘ vibe, was not for me. Lacking the wit of Doyle‘s stories and the characters fell flat. The art style lacks a bit of variety and nuance in the facial expressions for me, making it sometimes difficult to tell characters apart. I tried, and maybe I‘ll try a different manga series….But this one was just meh.

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Cinfhen Proud of you for trying🥳and I‘m sure all your kiddos at work were so happy you tried too😁 2w
KarenUK They are! They‘ve been hassling me forever to try one! Maybe I picked wrong! 😂🤷‍♀️ @Cinfhen (edited) 2w
ChaoticMissAdventures I read my first manga this month! I really loved the one I picked maybe try 2w
KarenUK Thanks for the rec! I‘ll give it a try… 💕 @ChaoticMissAdventures 2w
KarenUK @kathedron thank you! I‘ll definitely give it a try 👍💕 2w
AshleyHoss820 It‘s always so hard to venture out into a new genre and I am so proud of you! I happen to love manga, but I know it‘s not for everyone! This is one of my favorite manga series (tagged), but it would really depend on how you feel about fantasy. It also can deal with heavy themes, but it‘s a story of redemption. ☺️ 2w
batsy This is a pretty fun manga series 2w
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Delightful series

Complete Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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“‘Holmes!‘ I cried. ‘Is it really you?‘”

The complete Sherlock Holmes now available to read in bite-sized daily issues! 251 to be exact 😅 spend the majority of a year with Holmes and Dr Watson and dozens of the craftiest criminals from London and beyond - https://www.serialreader.org/63a4eaeb4be9b78e8a02158c/the-complete-sherlock-holm...

#SerialReader #SherlockHolmes

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I think I need more Watson and Holmes.

Three stories, seemingly unconnected.

Using this for the #Booked2023 prompt: About a Pandemic - Watson refers to the Spanish Flu several times, because these stories were written down after he recovered from the flu. The stories themselves take place before the Spanish Flu though. (is that sufficient for the prompt?)

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Cinfhen Works for me!!! It‘s your challenge so if you feel the prompt works than it‘s good enough for me 😁 3w
dabbe I ALWAYS need more Holmes and Watson! 🕵🏻 3w
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