Monday, May 4, 2009

Book Giveaway - The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Short Stories

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes
This is the first of several giveaways that will be held here during the month of May, but I think this may be the one that I'm most excited about. I will be giving away a brand new copy of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Leslie S. Klinger.

I personally own all three volumes (the two volume short story edition featured here and single volume novel edition) and, honestly, no Sherlock Holmes fan should be without them. They're beautifully illustrated and the annotations are detailed and insightful.

Here's the publisher's description:

This monumental edition promises to be the most important new contribution to Sherlock Holmes literature since William Baring-Gould's 1967 classic work. In this boxed set, Leslie Klinger, a leading world authority, reassembles Arthur Conan Doyle's 56 classic short stories in the order in which they appeared in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century book editions. Inside, readers will find a cornucopia of insights: beginners will benefit from Klinger's insightful biographies of Holmes, Watson, and Conan Doyle; history lovers will revel in the wealth of Victorian literary and cultural details; Sherlockian fanatics will puzzle over tantalizing new theories; art lovers will thrill to the 700-plus illustrations, which make this the most lavishly illustrated edition of the Holmes tales ever produced. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes illuminates the timeless genius of Arthur Conan Doyle for an entirely new generation of readers. 700+ illustrations.

The Rules:
This contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. The deadline for entries is Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 11:59 EST. I'll announce the winner the following day (Monday, June 1, 2009).

Leave a comment on this post for one entry. Please make sure that you include a valid e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win!

For Multiple Entries:
  • If you've read Sherlock Holmes before, tell me the title of your favorite story for one additional entry. If you're new to the Holmes stories, tell me the title of the one you're most eager to read.
  • Post about this giveaway on your own blog with a link back to this post for three additional entries.
  • If you're on Twitter, post a tweet with a link back to this post for one additional entry.
  • Subscribe to Bookish Ruth via e-mail or RSS reader for two additional entries. If you're already a subscriber, let me know, as that counts for three additional entries.
Good luck!

111 comments:

  1. I love mysteries by for some strange reason I've never read the Sherlock Holmes books. What's wrong with me? I have played the computer games though. I think I'd like The Valley of Fear most.

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  2. I posted the link on my sidebar: http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  3. I'm a subscriber.

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

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  4. Great giveaway! Please enter me. I subscribe to your blog through Google Reader. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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  5. What a lovely-looking set - it's been a while since I read any of the Holmes short stories. I'd love to be entered! The two I remember best are The Red-headed League and the Adventure of the Speckled Band ...

    I'll be adding this giveaway to my big list of book giveaways, May 10 edition!

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  6. I subscribe through Google Reader. I've never read Sherlock Holmes and wouldn't know where to start. But, I'd like to! Awesome giveaway Ruth. Definitely enter me!

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  7. I would love to win this for my husband - he doesn't even "like to read" but he devours Sherlock Holmes for some reason. I think he just likes books of substance. :-) Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Ruth!

    ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

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  8. My favorite Holmes story is The Hound of the Baskervilles. I read it for school but LOVED it!

    ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

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  9. I'm already a subscriber! :-) I'm a follower and Google Reader subscriber.

    ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

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  10. I would love to win this! I haven't gotten the chance to read Sherlock before and never really felt like I was missing anything.... until I read The Crimes of Paris, where they talk about sherlock a lot. ;)

    I am a follower
    I shall be tweeting about this ; bookslove

    lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

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  11. Oh, that is a beautiful set! *drooling*

    I'm a follower. Please enter me!

    Favorite story? Hmmm.... Red-Headed League, I think. Or Speckled Band. No, it's Scandal in Bohemia. Or... Arrgh, too hard to pick one!! :)

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  12. Please enter me!

    I subscribe to your blog through Google Reader.

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  13. I tweeted about your contest here:

    http://twitter.com/rhapsodybooks/status/1698460245

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  14. I tweeted your contest. I subscribe via RSS. I would love to win these. Thank you! iheartmonster{at}iheartmonster{dot}com

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  15. I have read (and enjoyed) Sherlock Holmes, but I don't know that I have a favorite story (haven't read them all, though). If I had them, I'd start at the beginning!

    I'm already subscribed to your blog.

    WordLily AT gmail DOT com

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  16. Great giveaway! Please enter me. I follow your blog via Blogger's follow function. Thanks.
    mparke[at]mts[dot]net

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  17. I am practically lusting over these! I would love a chance to win. Thanks!
    saz AT chainreader DOT com

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  18. Nice - Enter me, please! (I also subscribe to you via my google reader and I retweeted about your post.) Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  19. oh, I would really, really love to win this...please throw my hat in the ring.

    caitemaireAThotmailDOTcom

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  20. I already subscribe to your RSS feed...

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  21. Can I haz books? :)

    The only Sherlock Holmes novel I've read is Hounds of the Baskervilles in high school, so I don't really have a "favorite." I would be really excited to read A Study in Scarlet, though.

    I'm already subscribed. I think. I'll have to check....

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  22. favorite story...oh, that is hard....how about The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle..because I love the word carbuncle!

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  23. Oh, my hubby would be so very happy if I were to win these for him!!


    Thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  24. Hounds of the Baskervilles is my hubby's favourite!


    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  25. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/1700584985

    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  26. I love Sherlock Homles, what a great giveaway!

    jaymewhitson@gmail.com

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  27. I'm already a Google Reader Subscriber!

    #1


    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  28. I'm already a Google Reader Subscriber!

    #2


    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  29. I'm already a Google Reader Subscriber!

    #3


    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  30. Oh, I'd LOVE to be entered. I want to read more Sherlock Holmes books. I've only read The Hound of the Baskervilles. I'm a follower on blogger, if that counts? not sure...

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  31. I just love annotated books - they are such a wealth of information!

    While I have not read all the Sherlock Holmes stories, I have read a few with my junior high class. I think my favorite is the Speckled Band because I found the title to be very misleading.

    I have been a follower of your great blog for a while :)

    Mstermind1 at gmail dot com

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  32. Wow! Klinger! How cool is that! He's one of the best.

    My fav story: "The Yellow Face"

    I think it was ahead of its time and says much about ACD and race relations.

    drbonelady AT gmail dot com

    Just RT too and subscribed. Didn't know you had a newsletter. Newbie here, thanks to Laurie King (her bog and VBC).

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  33. I would love, love, love to be entered in the giveaway=)

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  34. I posted this on my blog hereTina
    tbranco@hughes.net

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  35. I'm ashamed to admit I've never read Sherlock holmes before....with this set, i'd have no excuse not to. Look forward to reading any of the stories.
    tbranco@hughes.net

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  36. I subscribe to your blog in my blog feeder.
    tbranco@hughes.net

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  37. I blogged about this giveaway here: http://freelunch.chainreader.com/2009/05/giveaway-new-annotated-sherlock-holmes.html

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  38. Count me in! I subscribe on Google Reader and I think my favorite is also The Red-Headed League or The Hounds of the Baskervilles. This is a great giveaway!

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  39. this sounds just wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  40. Oh, I am going to share this with all my Sherlockian friends from the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes (ASH) here in NYC. How wonderful! And I hope I win! ;)

    urbanurbane(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Hey..I would love to be entered for this giveaway! I have read all of sherlock holmes stories but I don't really remember them anymore so I cannot mention a favorite.. but i would definitely love to read them all again!:)

    I am already subscribed to your blog through google reader

    Do enter me!

    ramyasbookshelf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I haven't read any of the Sherlock Holmes stories, but I picked up a used copy of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" for fifty cents the other day. I don't know which story I'm looking forward to the most, except maybe to say "the first one" because I like to read things in order.

    I subscribe to your blog via rss feed.

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  43. I tweeted the contest here:

    http://twitter.com/AtHomeWithBooks/status/1708096116

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  44. I just tweeted about it.. but I have no idea how to get a link to that specific tweet!
    you can check it out in my updates here:

    http://twitter.com/ramyasbookshelf

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  45. All time favorite is The Hound of the Baskervilles, but I've always loved The Speckled Band too.

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  46. And I'm already a subscriber. :)

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  47. The only Holmes story I've read is Hound of the Baskervilles. I'm a subscriber via GR and I'm going to tweet the contest once I am done with this comment! Also, I read Leslie Klinger's annotated Dracula and loved it so I really want to read these! Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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  48. I'd love to be entered into this one!

    must.read.faster@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    Melissa

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  49. I've never actually read any of the Sherlock Holmes books! I would love to read them all! I'm thinking that the first is the hounds of the baskervilles? I'd like to start at the beginning!

    Melissa

    must.read.faster@gmail.com

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  50. Blogged about it on my blog

    http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com/2009/05/awesome-contest.html

    Thanks,
    Melissa

    must.read.faster@gmail.com

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  51. I also twitter'd it but I'm not sure how to post my status...
    http://twitter.com/lexley

    Thanks,
    melissa

    must.read.faster@gmail.com

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  52. And I just subscribed :)

    must.read.faster@gmail.com

    Melissa

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  53. What a great giveaway! I am going to tell you about my favorite in a separate comment.

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  54. Whoops! The above was under my husband's account. I did not mean to do that. Anyway, my favorite Sherlock Holmes novel is "The Hound of Baskerville". My 13 year old had to read it for school. I decided to read it, too. I could not put it down, and read it in one day. It was the best book I had to read for one of his school projects.

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  55. Here is a link to my blog: http://parentblogger-momsblog.blogspot.com/

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  56. What an awesome giveaway!
    Thanks!
    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. i can't believe that i'm admitting this...but i've never read a sherlock holmes...and i love the mystery genre. so pathetic, right? thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  58. Wow, I've never read Sherlock Holmes
    But I'm ready!
    I recently did an essay about Edgar Allan Poe and how he developed the modern detective story, and thus he influenced the Sherlock Holmes stories
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

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  59. I'd like to read the Hound of the Baskervilles.

    rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

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  60. Great looking set--thanks!

    emvark at gmail dot com

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  61. This is so cool to come at this time--I just recently was given copies of Study in Scarlet and Hound of the Baskervilles, and less than a chapter in was saying, "how have I never read these before!??!?!" I am LOVING them!!! Thanks for the chance
    emvark at gmail dot com

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  62. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a beautiful set.

    ncgraybeal at gmail.com

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  63. I love Sherlock Holmes. Thanks for the chance

    jason@allworldautomotive.com

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  64. Like most women who read Sherlock Holmes as a girl, my favorite is Irene Adler's story, "A Scandal in Bohemia". :-)

    I have posted promos for this giveaway at my eBlog and my LiveJournal.

    phantom_minuet@yahoo.com

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  65. Please enter me in the contest! My favorite story was the Speckled Band.

    I've become a subscriber.

    mrolapus AT yahoo DOT com

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  66. Consider this my entry.

    I subscribe to your blog via BlogLines.

    My favorite Holmes story is "The Adventure of the Speckled Band."

    bigorangemichael at gmail dot com

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  67. I just posted promos of this giveaway on my blog.

    http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

    mrolapus AT yahoo DOT com

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  68. Great giveaway, Ruth! I've been a Holmes fan since I acquired my first 2-vol set in junior-high school; my favorites were The Speckled Band and The Red-Headed League, and of course, The Hound of the Baskervilles. I've been lusting after this new annotated set for months. Been a subscriber to you via Bloglines for some time now -- which is how I discovered your latest contest! Thanks for all your good insights.

    contactATmindywithrowDOTcom

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  69. What a great give away! I love Sherlock!

    My favorite is novel probably the Hound of the Baskervilles. My favorite short story is the one where stick figures are used as a code (I can't remember what it's called).

    I've added you to my feed.

    PS I've just started The Language of Bees - I'm glad you know Mary Russell too!

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  70. My favorite Sherlock Holmes story would have to be 'the Hound of the Baskervilles'. It's also the first Sherlock Holmes story I ever read.

    Also, I just subscribed to Bookish Ruth via e-mail, and my email address is rmsacks at hotmail dot com.

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  71. "A Study in Scarlet" is my favorite Holmes piece. Your give-away sounds terrific - I have a well-worn Treasury of Sherlock Holmes that is my comfort read when I need to curl up with an old friend.

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  72. (And the email address for the entry above is michelejtinker AT gmail -- thanks!)

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  73. I love mysteries. This would be perfect addition to my library.

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

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  74. Wow. This set has such great design. Would love to have it. Enjoying the theme this month. Just enough to get me going on your challenge too. Many thanks!

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  75. 1)As I have mentioned before, I have never read SH, but this looks like a great place to start!

    2) I follow your blog through Google reader (although I have been lax of late with comments and such.. imagine pregnancy slows everything down!!)

    3) http://twitter.com/cherryblossommj/status/1760003777

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  76. Hello! What a fabulous book package giveaway prize drawing. Two of my favorite authors are Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!
    My favorite Sherlock Holmes story is The Sign
    of Four! Please enter my name in your book Short
    Stories Contest. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  77. I love this prize drawing! Please count me in!
    Thanks very much.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  78. I am an email subscriber to your site!
    Again, many thanks.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  79. "Tweet!"
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/1760468280.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  80. Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite mystery detectives besides Miss Marple. My favorite story is too hard to select since I love them all. This is a fabulous give away for a set of books that provide an introduction to the world of mystery and sleuthing.

    I am an email subscriber to your site. Thanks
    Barb

    bstilwell12[at]comcast[dot]net

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  81. I just "tweeted". http://twitter.com/pine1211

    Thanks Barb

    bstilwell12[at]comcast[dot]net

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  82. I posted a link on my blog.

    http://meditativereading.blogspot.com/


    thanks again for this opportunity to win.

    bstilwell12@comcast.net

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  83. Sherlock Holmes is one of those wonderful investigators I just never get enough of.
    Theresa N
    weceno(At)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. I would love to be entered. This would be wonderful. I would love to read these to my son.

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  85. What a great giveaway! I haven't had the chance to actually read Sherlock Holmes yet, although I do know some of the stories. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Nyuel113(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. I'd most like to read The Hound of the Baskervilles, mainly because there's a dog in it.

    Nyuel113(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  87. I'm a new subscriber via email.

    Nyuel113(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  88. The Hound of the Baskervilles is my all time favorite of Sherlock Holmes. Interesting I recently heard that more movies have been made about Sherlock Holmes than any other fictional character. Not sure if that is true but I bet it is way up there.

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  89. I am a new subscriber to your blog site via e-mail.
    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

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  90. I blogged this giveaway at:
    http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/

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  91. What a lovely set of books!

    reading_frenzy@yahoo.com

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  92. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  95. My favorite Sherlock Holmes short story is "The Case of the Speckled Band."

    clemxens@yahoo.com

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  96. This bookworm would love to win the set!
    Zoe0825@verizon.net

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  97. My husband loves Sherlock Holmes!

    I like The Lion's Mane!

    onlycancan ta hotmail tod com

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  98. My husband was talking about how much he wanted these books the other day.

    I've always really liked "The Five Orange Pips"

    errosenzweig@gmail.com

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  99. I love Sherlock Holmes my favorite story is The Master Blackmailer. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Carlene
    iluvreading(at)verizon.net

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  100. I've never actually read any Sherlock Holmes stories but I saw several of the movie adaptations as a kid. I think I'd like to read The Hound of the Baskervilles the most.

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  101. Please include me in your giveaway. I haven't read any Sherlock Holmes stories since I was very young. My Mom was the Holmes lover. I lost her books due to a mold problem. I also lost the majority of my collection also. Thank you.
    makeupgirl21@comcast.net

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  102. I'd love to be entered, thanks!
    booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. +3 I posted this on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

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  104. I've never read a Sherlock Holmes book before, but I want to read The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

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  105. I subscribe via email.

    lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

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  106. I've never read Sherlock Holmes before (shame on me!), but I've been meaning to read The Hound of the Baskervilles for quite a while!

    lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  107. This would be great addition to my book library. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    steven.capell at gmail dot com

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