The Art of Deduction!

I came to know of the 30 day book challenge from my friend Bindu, who posted it in a group on Facebook. To talk of books is brilliant. My friends tease me that I might run out of space for the books I buy to read. That doesn’t really stop me from buying those books that appeal to me a lot.

Day 2 – A Book You Have Read More Than 3 Times

My copy of The Complete Collection, Sherlock Holmes, published by Bantam Classics.

Crime fiction is my favorite genre, and one of the first detectives I read is to-date, the best and my most favorite detective of all. I started with The Hound of the Baskervilles, and having read that in a day (or so); I returned the book to my school library to ask for another book of the same detective. I remember the puzzled look on my librarian’s face, because she didn’t think I had read the story completely. That look had changed to a smile when I told her the story with excitement.

With each new story I read, I realized that Sherlock Holmes was indeed a master of deduction. I tried to deduce too; small things like what breakfast my friends had had. Since then, I have read his stories more than a dozen times, and each time, that wonderment has stayed. That’s what makes these stories special to me. When I started earning, the first complete series I purchased was that of Sherlock Holmes. I think his stories will continue to appeal even after many more years.

(9th November 2014)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

8 thoughts on “The Art of Deduction!”

  1. Completed that ‘Classic’ in a day or so? O_o
    I usually sleep after reading two pages 😛
    *The Bookworm* name suits you, Dearo 😀
    No one else can say about Books better than you 🙂

    And none can write a comment full of emotions depicting through smileys other than me 😉 😛
    Waiting for more such bookish ventures 😀
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    • I agree 😛 No one can do that as well as you perhaps 😉 And no one falls asleep with The Hound of the Baskervillles dear. 😛 Great Expectations, I agree, might not be an exciting book 🙂 But Holmes and sleep after two pages don’t go together at all 😀
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  2. I have the entire collection too and I have enjoyed many an hour reading Holmes!
    I also enjoy the TV shows – Sherlock and Elementary – 2 shows so different yet brilliant in concept and execution 🙂
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