INTERVIEW with Michael Sims, on Arthur and Sherlock

Biographer, editor and man of letters Michael Sims agreed to let me pick his brain about Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, a fascination we share. Sims was a distinguished speaker at the Baker Street Irregulars annual gathering in 2011. Sims’ newest book, Arthur and Sherlock, comes out January 24. Q: Did you read Sherlock Holmes…

Top Ten Tuesday: Beach Reads

We’re gonna go for five titles today — I’ve never been one for flashy, empty airport reads like The Abacus Conundrum. And I cringe at the categorization of “beach reads.” Still, I admit that there are books that are quick, fast-paced and comparatively easy reads — books that don’t require rumination or notes in the margin.…

Weekly Wrap-Up: May 27

I have a very talented friend who has written, drawn, created and animated a wonderful short film called “Thundercluck.” It’s the story of a chicken who becomes an unlikely hero. It is funny and heartwarming and lovely. After a successful run on the film festival circuit, he has released it online. Please watch, and enjoy.…

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