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A reader who’ll try anything once, including bad books in search of good ones. Eclectic as her tastes are, she tends to gravitate to historical romances, realistic contemporaries, and some fantasy novels.

Currently reading

The Complete Sherlock Holmes (The Heirloom Collection)
Arthur Conan Doyle, Simon Vance
Progress: 13 %
Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila

No skimming, I swear

— feeling sleepy
The Valley Of Fear  -  Arthur Conan Doyle

...well. I did skim the second half of the second story. So, 75% words read. And yet, I only remember this one quote clearly.


From page 81:


"'Well, Holmes,' I murmured, 'have you found anything out?'


He stood beside me in silence, his candle in his hand. Then the tall, lean figure inclined towards me. 'I say, Watson,' he whispered, 'would you be afraid to sleep in the same room as a lunatic, a man with softening of the brain, and idiot whose mind has lost its grip?'


'Not in the least,' I answered in astonishment.


'Ah, that's lucky,' he said, and not another word would he utter that night.'"


And my shipper heart lives on.