Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Baskervilles Read-Along: Link-Up and Goodies

First of all, thank you to everyone who made this read-along so much fun!  I've really enjoyed discussing The Hound of the Baskervilles with you.

If you want to review the book on your own blog, say if you're a member of The Classics Club or if you have a book review blog, or if you just feel like it, here are a few questions I thought you might like to answer.  Feel free to use any or all or none of them!  Please link your review with the widget below so we can all read each others' posts and comment on them.

Have you ever read any Sherlock Holmes stories before?

Have you read this before?  If so, why did you decide to re-read it?

At the end, Watson calls this adventure a "singular narrative, in which I have tried to make the reader share those dark fears and vague surmises which clouded our lives so long and ended in so tragic a manner."  Did he succeed in making you share them?

Have you seen any film adaptations of this story?  If so, do you recommend any?

What did you like best about The Hound of the Baskervilles?

Was there anything in the story you didn't care for, or think could have been done better?

And now, I promised goodies :-)  I've designed three Sherlock Holmes bookmarks!  One with Benedict Cumberbatch, one with Jeremy Brett, and one with detail from a Sidney Paget illustration of the original stories when they first appeared in The Strand magazine.  They each get one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes quotes too.  This is what they look like:

Click here to download these as a PDF so you can print them off, cut them out, laminate them if you wish, and use them in all your favorite books :-)  I recommend printing them on card stock for extra durability.

And finally, just a note that my next read-along will be of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, and that it will begin in March.  I thought that was especially appropriate given that the characters' last name is March.  "Spend March with the March family" has a nice ring to it, don't you think?


  1. Thanks so much for doing this!! I had a lot of fun discussing stuff!! Thanks for the follow-up questions too! They'll be a lot of help!! I can't wait for the "Marches in March"!!

    1. You're welcome! And thank you for joining it :-) I'm glad you had fun! I look forward to reading your review. And to chatting with you about the March family in March!

  2. Looking forward to spending time with the March's in March!!! ;)

  3. Forgot to say I like the bookmarks.... :) Thank you!

    1. Yay! I had great fun making them. Must admit I'm somewhat addicted to bookmarks...


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