Lately, I’ve felt somewhat overwhelmed by my options regarding Sherlock Holmes. Between Robert Downey, Jr., and Benedict Cumberbatch playing the title character (And really is there a more perfect name for a British actor than Benedict Cumberbatch?), I’ve had many options for my Sherlock viewing. But I recently realized, I’ve never actually read any of the Sherlock Holmes stories. So, I figured since I have a few days off coming up soon, I’d look into them. And of course since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the novels long ago, they’re available for free in the pubic domain.
I’m starting at the beginning, with A Study in Scarlet, Conan Doyle’s first work containing the now-familiar Holmes. Since the novel is available through Google Books, I can download it, print it or read it online or on my eReader. So many options and never once did I have to set foot outside my house!