A reading update, at least

Books completed in October 2012:

  1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. The Sword by Jean Johnson
  3. Poor Caroline by Elizabeth Mansfield
  4. The Squire’s Tale by Gerald Morris
  5. Bending the Willow: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes by David Stuart Davies
  6. The Hunger Moon: New and Selected Poems, 1980-2010 by Marge Piercy
  7. Dracula by Bram Stoker (reading/listening)
  8. All Shall Be Well: Daily Readings with Julian of Norwich translated and edited by Sheila Upjohn
  9. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I’m not sure whether to count myself a fan of the BBC’s 21st-century Sherlock, but watching it has had a number of delightful consequences: Discovering actor Benedict Cumberbatch and pursuing his other work; spending rather a lot of time mooning over drawings, paintings, and photographs of Mr. Cumberbatch, and listening to his interviews; rewatching some episodes of the excellent Sherlock Holmes series of the 1980s-90s starring Jeremy Brett; reading about Brett’s work on the show; and finally, and not least important, actually reading the Sherlock Holmes canon for the first time. I have always been mostly indifferent to mysteries, with a couple of exceptions, but I find I am reading (and watching) less and less science fiction and fantasy, more and more mysteries. Stay tuned for further developments.

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2 thoughts on “A reading update, at least

  1. Erik

    I am absolutely a raving fan of the new Sherlock. Not sure how I feel about Elementary yet, however…

  2. Mam Adar Post author

    I haven’t yet watched Elementary, though I want to (I’m rather fond of Lucy Liu). Absolutely a raving fan of Cumberbatch though, and of Martin Freeman, too.

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