Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Memories: Sherlock Holmes

Welcome to my meme, Monday Memories, where I feature favorite books we've loved from the past. You can link to an old review, or write something new about a beloved book from your past. Really, what's important is not the book, but why it is memorable to you. So, have fun reminiscing, and leave a comment below, so we can all enjoy your memories.

I also wanted to let you know about another wonderful blog that you should check out. Ashley @ Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing does a weekly post called Memory Monday. She has been posting about her childhood memories of books. What's great about Ashley's site is that she is asking for guest posts for her Memory Monday event!  So hop on over there and check it out.

At one point, when I was in high school I think, I grabbed a collection of the Sherlock Holmes stories off our shelves at home. It wasn't the one I recall it was padded, "leather," and had gold printing and designs on the front.

These were wonderful stories. I was fascinated with Doyle's creative abilities. Both main characters, Holmes and Watson, were uniquely crafted. I liked how some of the stories were connected together. I think they could be considered somewhat formulaic, but each one contains surprises and new examples of Holmes' brilliant deductive abilities.

I highly recommend these to teens as well as adults who love mysteries. And of course, the historic setting is exceptional too. These are timeless stories, and you don't have to read ALL of them!

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  1. I haven't read any of the Sherlock Holmes stories but I have always wanted to! I'm glad you liked them so much, I will definitely have to add them to my tbr list

  2. I read Sherlock Holmes as a teenager too, but this quickly led me to Agatha Christie, whose books I absolutely adored.

    Then in college I read the hard-boiled American detective novels, like those by Raymond Chandler, which gave me a big contrast.

    I still love Agatha Christie best.

    1. I've only read one Christie, but I've always wanted to read some more...

  3. You know, I don't think I ever read Sherlock Holmes at all. It's kind of like Jane Austen where I watch all kinds of movies and even read spin-off type books but haven't read the books themselves.

  4. I've only read a few and loved them! I'll be reading more ..eventually! ;)

  5. I have been a life long fan of Sherlock Holmes. I have read the canon and the pastiche "The House of Silk" by Anthony Horowitz. Currently I am reading "Holmes on the Range" by Steve Hockensmith.

    I would recommend "Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes" by David Stuart Davies to fans of Jeremy Brett and the Granada series.



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