A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I had attempted to read the Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as a younger person, but usually the old-fashioned prose threw me off, and I had difficulty following it. Recently, I had the pleasure of coming across a free LibriVox recording of the audiobook (the version I listened to is here: https://librivox.org/a-study-in-scarlet-version-6-by-sir-arthur-conan-doyle/), which … Continue reading A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

I read Lois Lowry’s classic fantasy, The Giver, as an adult. In a Matched- or Hunger Games-like dystopian future, a boy’s destiny is chosen for him. He must become something of a memory keeper for his literally colorless society. As he awakens to the history of humanity, which he has never known, he discovers something else: the evil and … Continue reading The Giver by Lois Lowry