One reading challenge leads to another … but I love it! I discovered the Sherlock Holmes Reading Challenge after posting comments about R.I.P. III on Mari’s blog. She commented back and invited me to participate in this wonderful challenge she is hosting that runs between now and December 31, 2013. So there’s still time to learn more and sign-up by visiting Mari Reads.
It has definitely been the Year of Sherlock Holmes for me because I have enjoyed reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles and watching Sherlock and the second Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law (I have a hard time digesting the storylines of Elementary, so I take it in small doses). I am currently reading The Return of Sherlock Holmes and next up will be the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes,
I think we love Sherlock Holmes because he consistently brings us justice. Not only are his methods and idiosyncrasies fascinating, but the bad guys rarely get away with the crime. When the daily news just amplifies the violence and horror in the world, it’s comforting to immerse yourself into a character that can see past lies and treachery, and do something about it. He has his faults, but we forgive him because he’s a genius. I feel as loyal to him as Watson.
Of course, the toughest problem for a Sherlock Holmes fan is picking a favourite story and a favourite actor … not so elementary.