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Old 03-12-2018, 02:37 PM
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That one and "The Speckled Band" were the first SH stories I ever read, when I was a kid. I thought they were great. Still do.
And those were Conan Doyle's two faves, which I found interesting.

We've got recordings of the Holmes radio shows:
https://www.amazon.com/New-Adventure...HTSQ2PS9TNACQC

https://www.amazon.com/New-Adventure...HTSQ2PS9TNACQC

https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Sh...k+holmes+radio

My kids really enjoy them -- some things get changed for the radio shows, and in a couple episodes, they came up with new stories.
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Just finished The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. I had a few surprises. Maybe because I don't read mysteries that often. I think I'm going to re-read to see if I catch the things I missed the first time through.
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Crime and Punishment is on my list this year. But for now, LOTR.

I finished Fellowship of the Rings and it was better this time. I tried to pay attention to the songs bc someone said they were important but whatever importance they had was over my head. But now I'm into The Two Towers and I'm wishing for songs. So far it's Orcs and more Orcs, but Pippin and Merry are kind of scrappy and fun, mostly because I saw the movie and have an easier time picturing them. It's kind of mean but also kind of funny that the Orcs pick them up by their hair. Still with Orcs and more Orcs and hiking and more hiking and infighting and all that, I kind of zone out, and then something happens and I have to go back because I missed it. This book is shorter but may take me longer to get through at the rate I'm going.

In the meantime I finished a group read of Murder in an Irish Village, another squeaky clean mystery. This one is a new to me series that I wanted to try. The protagonist had 5 siblings (4 underage) and they had lost their parents a year ago and she was trying to keep things together for them. That alone should have tugged at my heart strings but for some reason it just didn't.
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Do the songs foretell things to happen? Or things that have happened? Or are they merely connected?

Here's a bunch of words abut the songs:
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I'm about to start The Pickwick Papers. I've read quite a lot of Dickens, but never that one.
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That's an interesting bunch of words.

At least I seem to be finished with Orcs for a little while.
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I finished reading The Second Philip K. Dick MEGAPACK: 13 Fantastic Stories. These were definitely more varied and interesting than the first 15 story Philip K. Dick MEGAPACK. Currently on sale for 55 cents
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At least I seem to be finished with Orcs for a little while.
Oh no, they're back. This second book will be my undoing. I hate battle scenes.

Started In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende.
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