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.
It's good that I started with the collection of short stories, because I don't think Sherlock Holmes fits in novels—maybe with the exception of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Little like I think Jeremy Brett's television series is superior to any film lenght adaptation of Conan Doyle's work.
There was a whole lot of boring and this little gem:
"'I fear that it may be the last investigation in which I shall have the chance of studying your methods. Miss Morstan has done me the honour to accept me as a husband prospective.'
He gave a most dismal groan.
'I feared as much,' said he. 'I really cannot congratulate you.'"
My shipper heart beats.