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1. My complete PEANUTS collection; I reread them every summer. They make me happy. 😃
2. JANE EYRE. Always. 💚
3. THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. Surprise, surprise. #sherlocked

I'm symbolically tagging EVERYONE who reads this in the hopes that you'll play and share. I am compiling a list that I will also share with everyone soon. NOBODY has better recommendations than Littens! 🤩

Deblovestoread Jane 💜 Every time I read it I catch something new. 2w
IndoorDame Yes to all of these, but especially #2!!! 2w
dabbe @Deblovestoread #metoo! It just has everything: the moors of England, the time period, the Gothic-ness, the crazy lady in the attic, the tortured Byronic hero/villain ... 🤩 2w
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dabbe @IndoorDame YES! Yours were awesome, too! 🤩 2w
Leftcoastzen Yay, Peanuts! 2w
dabbe @Leftcoastzen Of all the Charlie Brown's in the world, he's our Charlie Brownest! 🤩😘😃 2w
batsy Yes to the Hound! 2w
batsy Also Jane Eyre!!! 2w
tpixie Peanuts!!! it‘s great you have the whole collection!! I still have a few of the comic strip books from childhood, but I never had the whole collection!! 2w
dabbe @batsy 🤩😘😃 2w
dabbe @batsy 🤩😘😃 2w
dabbe @tpixie Fantagraphics published every single comic in sequential order starting in 2015. Each book contains 2 years in the strip. I started collecting them in 2015 until I had them all. 🤩😘😃 2w
tpixie @dabbe that‘s fun!!! 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover 🧡🤎 3w
Read4life 💙💙 3w
dabbe @Read4life 💚💙💚 3w
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A case of identity | Arthur Conan Doyle
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IndoorDame I have mixed feelings about this. I found the fiction vs. reality part of it very satisfying, but the perception of women part infuriating. So the solution itself was actually very satisfying, but then the fact that the law couldn‘t touch her her stepfather, that Sherlock didn‘t bother to tell Mary what he discovered, that he clearly hadn‘t intended to tell her even before she left his office, & how nonchalant he was about it all really rankled. 1mo
CatLass007 I completely agree with @IndoorDame! Holmes is a creature of his time, and I suspect Conan Doyle was as much of a misogynist as his creation. But I sometimes wonder if the term misanthrope would be a more apt description. Holmes is extremely condescending to his male clients and even his supposed friend Dr. John Watson. Did anyone else notice that all the female clients and/or suspects are named “Mary”? 1mo
SpellboundReader Shame on Holmes for judging Mary as having a vacuous face and then not telling Mary who the perpetrator was. How is she to protect herself? It seems Homes just took the case for his own self- gratification. 1mo
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Librarybelle I completely agree with @IndoorDame - I enjoyed the fiction but the brush off of Mary and the unwillingness to share his findings is disappointing, though not out of character. Dare I say that I figured out the mystery/solution and I am - gasp - a woman!! Interesting thought, @CatLass007 - I had not thought of that! 1mo
CatLass007 @BeeCurious You‘re quite right. @Librarybelle What exactly had you not thought of? The misogyny, the misanthropy? All the above? 1mo
Librarybelle @CatLass007 Sorry - the use of Mary for the clients and suspects 1mo
CatLass007 @Librarybelle Even Watson‘s wife is named Mary, right. Of course, initially she was a client. Irene Adler is the only character we‘ve met so far which Conan Doyle seems to have used any imagination in choosing a name. Wait, if we were still in college, which I most definitely am not, this could make a fun drinking game. Every time a character named Mary shows up or is even mentioned, everyone drinks!🍷🤪 1mo
dabbe I can't help but be reminded that it is Watson who is writing this (supposedly). So, it's also him who is showing his misogynistic thoughts as well. Plus, a 1st-person narrator is never completely reliable, so how much of these damning words against women are Sherlock's? Or are they Watson's? Or both? 1mo
CogsOfEncouragement Some people change the system and some maneuver the best they can within it. Women don‘t have a lot of rights at this time. Holmes and Watson live within these laws. I feel like Doyle told stories that got people thinking about how someone like that stepfather should be prosecuted but he actually broke no law at that time. 1mo
kelli7990 Yeah. I feel like it was satisfying. 1mo
Read4life Good point, @dabbe Definitely something to think about. 1mo
dabbe @Read4life 🤩😃😍 1mo
Aimeesue I found it satisfying, though I‘m irate at mom for going along with scamming her own daughter. Mary, you need to be more suspicious! 1mo
SpellboundReader @Cuilin Thank you for posting these thought provoking questions. 1mo
Cuilin @BeeCurious you‘re welcome, apologies for lack of responses as I was at a memorial service and with family but hope to respond today. 1mo
Cuilin @IndoorDame agree, for Sherlock solving the riddle comes before caring for the client. 1mo
Cuilin @CatLass007 yes, for Sherlock the puzzle, case always comes first. 1mo
Cuilin @Librarybelle yes , me a woman figured it out too!! Shocking 😮 1mo
Cuilin @dabbe good point but they‘re definitely Doyle‘s and of their time. 1mo
Cuilin @Aimeesue oh that was infuriating!! No Mom awards there. 1mo
Cuilin @CogsOfEncouragement I asked my husband (prosecutor) what would happen today? He said they could be charged with conspiracy to defraud. 1mo
IndoorDame @Aimeesue couldn‘t agree more!!!! 1mo
IndoorDame @dabbe such a good point! I‘ve been thinking a lot about Doyle‘s POV as the writer, but basically ignoring Watson‘s. I need to start considering his influence too! 1mo
SpellboundReader @cuilin I'm so sorry for your loss. There is no need to apologize either, as there are other things far more important than Litsy. We all appreciate the time and effort you and @dabbe have put into making this buddy read fun and interesting. I'm learning so much and am not certain if I would have even attempted to read all these #sherlocked stories on my own. 1mo
CogsOfEncouragement @Cuilin Yes, so different today. Thankful for the fight the women before us took on to no longer just be property of their father or husband, to be able to vote, to serve on a jury, etc. Sherlock puts no blame on the mother, and I think we need to remember how limited her power was too. 1mo
dabbe @Cuilin Most definitely. Sorry about your loss, too. 💚 1mo
dabbe @IndoorDame 🤩😃😍 These 3 men: Sherlock, Watson, Doyle ... #oy! 😂 1mo
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Giveaway 🎉🎊🎁 celebrating my new cohosts!!

If interested comment below your favorite read of February! I‘ll choose a random winner tomorrow! US only due to shipping costs and these are super heavy!


dabbe Thanks for the opportunity, and YAY to @TieDyeDude and @Read4life! #thedynamictrio 💚💚💚

Favorite February book: THE SIGN OF FOUR by AC Doyle. #sherlocked #NoPlaceLikeHolmes
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @dabbe 💙🫶🏻📚 2mo
Read4life @dabbe #thedynamictrio 😁😁😁 Great book choice, too! 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks The Vacationers by Emma Straub 2mo
dabbe @Read4life 😘 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @dabbe Yay!! You are the winner 🎉🎊 I will mail them this week 📚💛 2mo
dabbe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #woohoo! Thank you so much! 🤩💚🤩 2mo
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Complete Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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This morning I saw discussion posts & realized I had kind of forgotten about The Sign of the Four this month. Luckily it‘s not too long, so it was a perfect listen while I worked around the house & took a walk with my own hound. The inclusion of Toby is one of the things I really enjoy in this story. I found it much more interesting & entertaining than A Study in Scarlet.

#NoPlaceLikeHolmes #Sherlocked #audiobook #audiowalk #DogsOfLitsy #reread

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 Glad you enjoyed it! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
Cuilin Yes I liked this one two. I love Stephen Fry‘s narration. I go between book and audio. 2mo
Daisey @Cuilin I‘ve read these early books before, so I‘m just listening. When we get to the ones I haven‘t read, I‘ll probably add some print back in again. 2mo
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The Sign of Four | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Sherlock 💙

dabbe #sherlocked (my choice this week, too!) 🤩 2mo
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Being the self-confessed Sherlock Holmes maniac that I am, since Conan Doyle is no longer alive to produce any Sherlock stories, I tend to buy a good pastiche of any SH story that includes Sherlock and Watson. Some fave pastiche writers include Leslie Klinger, Laurie King, and Anthony Horowitz. #sherlocked @BookmarkTavern #SundayFunday

Jen2 Louise Penny 3mo
dabbe @Jen2 Yes! Her, too! 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
ShananigansReads Darynda Jones, Abby Jiminez, Janet Evanovich, and J R Ward 3mo
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CrystalE02 I love Laurie R. King!!! I am slowly starting to get all of her Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell books. I can't wait for the new book that comes out next month!!! (edited) 3mo
dabbe @ShananigansReads Thanks for the recs! 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
dabbe @CrystalE02 Yes! She's one excellent Sherlockian! 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
BookmarkTavern That sounds fun! Thanks for posting! 3mo
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Complete Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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I finished my reread listen of A Study in Scarlet this morning. I love the first half again, getting to know Watson and Holmes through Watson‘s thoughts, but the shift in the second half always throws me off a bit. This story is good, but not a favorite in the collection.

I‘m so looking forward to revisiting these stories with a new group of readers! #NoPlaceLikeHolmes

#Sherlocked #reread #audiobook

tpixie Great quote! 3mo
Cuilin Fabulous, I think we‘re all on the same page regarding part two 🤔 3mo
dabbe True about Part 2! 🤩😍😃 3mo
Daisey @tpixie I had this fun image of this quote still saved on my phone from quite a while ago and thought it was a good opportunity to reuse it. 3mo
tpixie @Daisey perfect! 3mo
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The Coming of the Fairies | Arthur Conan Doyle
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As a #sherlocked fanatic, I revere the original canon by C-Doyle. His belief and essay on fairies? #notsomuch #alittlecraycray

Bookwomble Doyle was sensible in not grafting his spiritualist beliefs onto the logical and materialist Holmes ("No ghosts need apply."), but his Professor Challenger stories did become a platform for them. The tagged biography is an interesting one in explaining how Doyle, the medical man of science, became an uncritical believer in the spirit world. 3mo
Eggs 🖤🧚🏻‍♀️💛 3mo
rubyslippersreads I‘ve never read this, but I love the movie about it (FairyTale). I also read a rather interesting novel: 3mo
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dabbe @Bookwomble I'll have to look deeper! Thanks for the rec! 🤩😍😃 3mo
dabbe @rubyslippersreads Another book to explore! Thanks for the rec! 🤩😍😃 3mo
dabbe @Eggs 🖤💜🖤 3mo
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A Study in Scarlet | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Denise and I are so excited to get this going, we have fun plans including games and merch!!!! This buddy read is open to all, tagging those who have expressed interest. Here‘s a link to find out more about the structure of Sherlock stories and Merch Info.



Librarybelle Looking forward to this! 3mo
IndoorDame I‘m psyched about this! And those stats from The Guardian are fabulous!!!! 3mo
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Cuilin @IndoorDame agree!!! 3mo
Read4life So excited for this! My pup, Sherlock, is ready to enjoy some Holmes on audio! 🐶 3mo
Cuilin @Read4life fabulous, I have the books but also tempted by the Stephen Fry audio. I may do a combination. 3mo
dabbe “Come, Watson, come. The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your clothes and come!” (The Adventure of the Abbey Grange).
Cuilin @dabbe 🩷 The game IS afoot!!!! 🩷 3mo
dabbe Think you might want to join us, @kimrenee? 3mo
dabbe @Cuilin 💙❄️💙 3mo
Mollyanna I‘d like to join! Started working my way through the Holmes stories a few years ago, but only managed a couple. This is just what I need… 3mo
eeclayton Yay! And I love the hashtag 😍 3mo
Cuilin @Mollyanna wonderful, you‘re on the tag list!!! 3mo
5feet.of.fury Oh good! I‘m excited for this! 3mo
Cuilin @eeclayton thanks, we had a list but liked this one most. 3mo
Cuilin @5feet.of.fury me too!!! 3mo
AnnR Great article. 👍 🔍 I'm going to print it out for future reference. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Ooooo I literally forgot about this! 😂 I'm so excited!! I can't remember - are we reading this at a certain pace (chapter/day or whatever) or just completing the book in time for the discussion January 27? 3mo
Cuilin @TheAromaofBooks read at your own pace for discussion on 1/27. We‘ll probably check in weekly. 3mo
Cuilin @AnnR Agreed, I think we‘ll need it. 🕵️‍♀️ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Sounds good!! Thank you!! 3mo
Pageturner1 excited for this 3mo
Cuilin @Pageturner1 yay!! 🕵️‍♀️ 3mo
Aimeesue Looking forward to it! 3mo
kelli7990 Yay! 3mo
Daisey Oh, I would love to participate in this, but I think I‘m already overbooked for my beginning of the year plans. I read through The Valley of Fear with another group (#Sherlocked) several years ago, but we never got through the final stories. I do have the complete audio, so maybe I‘ll follow along listening to as I can and for sure join in towards the end. Could you go ahead and add me to your list, please? 3mo
mom2bugnbee I'd forgotten! Wonderful! So excited. 3mo
Cuilin @Daisey yes, join in when you can. 3mo
Tineke Yes, I'd like to join too! I have a book with all the stories. 3mo
Cuilin @Tineke Welcome, I‘ll add you to the tag list. 3mo
kimrenee I'm excited to do something like this. I've never done this before 3mo
Cuilin @kimrenee yay, wonderful you‘re joining us. I‘ll add you to tag list. You know who to go to if you‘ve any questions. lol. 3mo
AllDebooks Please add me 😊 3mo
Cuilin @AllDebooks absolutely, delighted you‘re joining us. 3mo
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