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
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)