Populus me sibilat, at mihi plaudoSir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet
Ipse domi stimul ac nummos contemplar in arca.
(The public hiss at me, but I cheer myself when in my own house I contemplate the coins in my strong-box.)
Hello, my darling readers!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a T5T post!
It’s hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For this month, we get a very special treat: for the first time ever, there is a theme! So all four T5T posts for February are related to the Hogwarts houses.
Every test I ever took confirmed that I would be sorted into Ravenclaw. So, I’m really excited to pick a bunch of books for them this week!
#1 Anything by Rick Riordan:
Assuming that the Ravenclaw kids are anything like me, they’ll love books by Rick Riordan. Not only are his novel both funny and heart-breaking. My favorite aspect is that his books teach you something. Whether you pick up the series about Percy Jackson, Magnus Chase or the Kane Siblings, you are bound to find out something new about Greek, Roman, Norse or Egyptian Mythology. Just perfect for those curious Ravenclaws!
#2 American Gods by Neil Gaiman:
This goes down the same road as the books by Rick Riordan. American Gods is fascinating but not only for the interesting plot and characters. What kept me hooked were the bits of information on so many different folktales, on Gods worshipped all over the world. I learned so many new things, I was sad to see the book end.Continue reading
Today I want to share my thoughts on the last book I finished. It’s one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic Sherlock Holmes collections. So let’s solve some mysteries with the world’s most famous detective!
In this casebook, we get not one but several Sherlock Holmes stories. Some are narrated by Watson, some by the famous detective himself. All of them contain a crime that demands to be solved…
This is the third Sherlock Holmes book I’ve ever read, so by now I’m used to Doyle’s writing style.
Let’s begin with the stuff I liked. Sherlock is definitely one of my all-time favorite characters. To me, he is very relatable and many of his remarks humor me – probably more than they should. Some of the story were quite cleverly crafted and all in all the casebook was an enjoyable read. Continue reading
This month I’m doing an entry for the Blogger Book Nook, which has Murder in the Library as April theme.
I don’t read that many crime stories so finding the right book was a bit of a challenge. But before I’ll give to my two cents on A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle, let’s answer some questions!
1) Who is your favourite fictional detective and why?
Since I don’t read too many books on crime, I’ll go with the one and only Sherlock homes here. However, I’ve got the Dirk Gently series on my to-read list, so maybe that’ll spark my love for detective stories!
When it comes to TV it’s a tie between Lucifer Morningstar from Lucifer and Dana Scully from The X Files. While Lucifer has just the best sense of humor, Dana Scully is super badass, highly competent and doesn’t take shit from anyone.
2) Do you enjoy being able to solve the mystery in a book before the characters do, or do you like to be kept guessing until the end? Continue reading