Monday, April 19, 2010

Emily of New Moon

by L. M. Montgomery is a good book. It is similar to the Anne of Green Gables books in several aspects. I read it on the recommendation of a friend and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Emily Byrd Starr has never known what it is like to be lonely until her father dies. She doesn't think that living with two aunts at New Moon will be much fun, but once she makes friends it's not so bad after all.

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is an exciting book about one of England's most famous (though legendary,) detctives, Sherlock Holmes. Most of the Sherlock Holmes books can be grouped together in a few large books. However, The Hound of the Baskervilles is not the size where this can easily be done. The unabrigded Puffin Classics edition is 240 pages long.

Unlike most of the other books which follow Sherlock Holmes' adventures, several chapters focus on Watson, Holmes' loyal assistant, and from whose point of view the stories are written. A Dr. Mortimer asks Holmes to investigate the legend of a mysterious hound, which suddenly seems to have turned to reality. Holmes sends Watson to protect the heir of Baskerville Hall, and later comes himself. Together the two companions find themselves unraveling many exciting clues until they come to the conclusion of the mystery.