Thursday, April 30, 2009

Announcing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Celebration

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: A Celebration

May 22, 2009 will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In honor of the event, I will be hosting a month-long celebration at Bookish Ruth. Conan Doyle has been one of my favorite authors since my eighth grade English teacher introduced me to my first Sherlock Holmes short story.

I'll celebrating not only the work of Conan Doyle but also that of authors who have continued his legacy. Look for lots of reviews, author interviews, guest posts, and some very exciting giveaways throughout the month of May.

10 comments:

  1. I can't wait. I have both volumes of The Complete Sherlock Holmes which I really need to read. Do you have a favorite story I should start with?

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  2. Oh, that's awesome. I've read one Sherlock Holmes book...I know, how sad...but I've been meaning to invent more time in Doyle's work.

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  3. Vasilly: Of the short stories, I think my sentimental favorite will always be "The Red-Headed League" since that was the first one I read. I also particularly enjoy "The Blue Carbuncle", "The Dancing Men", "The Bruce Partington Plans" and "The Devil's Foot". It's hard to choose just one.

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  4. Shooting Stars Mag: That's great! I know a lot of people who've never read Doyle or have never even heard of him, which played a big part in my starting both The Baker Street Challenge and putting this event together.

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  5. Oh -- I am very much looking forward to these posts. I end the school year with a mystery unit in my 7th grade class. We read several Sherlock Holmes stories and the students try their hand at writing an original mystery.

    For those who have really enjoyed this unit, I would love to have suggestions for other authors they might want to read over the summer.

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  6. Fantastic tribute! I'll definitely be back!

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  7. Sounds like a great event! I'll look forward to your posts.

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  8. I'm so excited, Ruth = }. Sherlock Holmes is one of my faves.

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  9. This is cool. I have read almost NOTHING by Doyle, but in junior high I had a couple of audio books of his Holmes tales and remember really enjoying them. I can't wait to read more!

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