A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle

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“There is a mystery about this which stimulates the imagination; where there is no imagination there is no horror”

I’m going to keep this short and (somewhat) sweet, because this is a very short little introduction that started it all. Everyone’s favorite original detective is Sherlock Holmes, and I’ve been wanting to see how it all began for a long while now! But I can honestly say that I was not prepared for the last half of this tiny book. Yet, I am still happy that I can finally say I’ve read the source material.

We get to learn a little background information on Watson, and we get to see how he and Sherlock met and developed the most unusual of friendships. I really loved this and I feel like the story benefits so heavily from being told in Watson’s perspective. And I loved seeing the Baker Street apartment and I loved the mysteries, too.

What the fuck even was this last half? Utah? Mormons and polygamy? Questionable child care? Gross words describing Native people? What the hell did I stumble into? But I guess we needed to know the murderer from part one’s back story? I am so damn confused, but yikes.

Overall, this was a wild ride, but I am happy that I went on it. I’m not sure if I will be continuing on with anything else from Arthur Conan Doyle, but I can’t wait to jump into a reimagining, A Study in Charlotte, and see all of the parallels! Especially since this original material left me feeling very underwhelmed.

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I read this for #CatchUpOnClassics!


#CatchUpOnClassics Announcement

 CatchUpOnClassicsHey friends! I have something so exciting to announce for you! in 2019, me and my dear friend Dani at Book Geeks Uncompromised are hosting three classic readalongs! In 2018, my goal was to read only one classic, but thanks to Dani I ended up reading so many with her, and loving the experience so much! And I am so honored that she is going to buddy read three more with me this year! And you’re all invited, too! 💛✨

And we actually have all the dates set, because we are both such little planners! But all of these will start on a Sunday, and then the following weekend we will watch a movie adaptation! But feel free just to read or watch along with us! But on to the books! 💕


A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle – 1887
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January 13th – Part One
January 14th – Part Two


A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro – 2016
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January 15th – Pages 1 – 60
January 16th – Pages 61 – 155
January 17th – Pages 156 – 234
January 18th – Pages 235 – End

Sunday the 20th
A Study in Pink – The first episode of the 2010 BBC series


Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë – 1847
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February 3rd – Chapters 1 -10
February 4th – Chapters 11 – 21
February 5th – Chapters 22 – End

Sunday the 10th
2009 PBS mini-series (2 episodes) with Tom Hardy


Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – 1811
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March 10th – Chapters 1 – 13
March 11th – Chapters 14 – 2
March 12th – Chapters 3 – 12
March 13th – Chapters 13 – 12
March 14th – Chapters 13 – End

Sunday the 17th
2005 BBC mini-series (3 episodes) 

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