Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson board the Titanic in 1912, where Holmes is to carry out a secret government mission. Soon after departure, highly important submarine plans for the US navy are stolen. Holmes and Watson work through a list of suspects which includes Colonel James Moriarty, brother to the late Professor Moriarty - will they find the culprit before tragedy strikes?

To a lifelong Sherlock Holmes fan, the new series, The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes put out by Titan Books, is a match made in heaven. The author, William Sell, takes on Dr. Watson's role and does such a masterful job at capturing the voice of the original that, when I read an excerpt to my husband (also a Holmes fan), his comment? "I thought I had read all the Sherlock Holmes books."

This volume finds Holmes and Dr. Watson on the Titanic, carrying out a secret government mission. I enjoyed the story, although I was disappointed in the fact that Holmes himself didn't play as large a part in the story as one might have hoped. Also, there were a lot of descriptions of the Titanic--so much that I found myself skipping over parts of the text to get back to the storyline. Part of that problem might be that I have read extensively about the Titanic, so was familiar already with the grandeur she displayed. To someone new to the Titanic story, the descriptions may not seem so draggy.

There are other books in this series, and they are now on my TBR list.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Fun Friday Giveaways

Just things I've found this week while looking around!!

Long and Short Reviews has a monthly contest and this month there are a TON of prizes! Click to see what you can win and the uber-easy way to do it :-)

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Click on the banner above or go to to play along and maybe pick up some new ideas for your TBR pile.

One of the books I'm waiting for (and I love series, so there's a lot... lol), is the next book out in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series: City of Lost Souls, which is due on May 8. It's the fifth book in the series and I'm enjoying this series so much that I broke one of my own rules and paid full price for the next Nook book in the series when I finished the first one at 11:30 at night!!

The Mortal Instruments is a YA Urban Fantasy series that will eventually have six books in it. There is a companion series Infernal Devices which takes place in the same world, but about 100 years earlier.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Overheard at the Library

Updating our Best-Seller Hold list:

"What about Tony Hillerman?"

"No, take him off he's dead."

"Then shall we take off Robert Parker,too?"

"No, he's still writing."