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Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic by Ace Atkins
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Another enjoyable Spenser book by Ace Atkins. He catches the voice and modernized it enough that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between his and Robert B. Parker. I look forward to these books every year and it is the one time I am a Boston ...more
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A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
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And here we have the meeting of Holmes and Watson. Lots of great stuff here. And interesting literary choice to have a big section set in the American west. I was not prepared for that. It is like a detective novel and a western rolled into one.
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From Holmes to Sherlock by Mattias Boström
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Excellent book which ties together the whole Sherlockian History in an entertaining prose. One of he best book I have read.
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The Adventure of the Resident Patient by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Holmes Entangled by Gordon McAlpine
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An interesting take on the Sherlockian genre. I can't say I loved it but I am still thinking about it. It is a short read so enjoy.
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Just Write by James Scott Bell
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Mr. Bell covers all the basics things that might prevent you from writing daily and has good suggestions to overcome them. Write on!
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The Adventure of the Naval Treaty by Arthur Conan Doyle
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I enjoyed this story. Conan Doyle has a formula but it is a winning formula.
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Amazing Spider-Man by Gerry Conway
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“You should date a girl who reads.
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”
Rosemarie Urquico

Arthur Conan Doyle
“It is, I admit, mere imagination; but how often is imagination the mother of truth?”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear

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