Finally reporting back from the actualbookevent!


 At the Bay Area Sherlock Con we had the chance to “Bring Our Own Discussion” and you know I couldn’t resist the opportunity for book talk with live Sherlockians. Fans have the best taste, am I right? Thanks eternally to @coloredink, destinationtoast, bandersnatchmycummerbund, gaybabysherlock, and breadandpeppermintmochaswithsex (am i missing anyone?) for making my first con a fantastically bookish one!

As promised, here is the full rec list! With links!


Sherlockian pastiche: The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (featuring stories by Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Naomi Novik and others), The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

Literary adaptations starring Benedict Cumberbatch: Frankenstein, War Horse, Alan Turing: The Enigma, and so many more at bennysbookclub!

projectparadesend: An ongoing read-along and discussion of the modernist masterpiece by Ford Madox Ford here on tumblr.

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, (Reading the original Jane Eyre first is recommended but not required. But highly recommended. Because it’s Jane Eyre! Also then you can catch up with this clever johnlockian adaptation.)

 Mason and Dixon by Thomas Pynchon (bandersnatch says: slash rec!)

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

Temeraire series by Naomi Novik

Author Lynn Flewelling

Lord Wimsey mysteries by Dorothy L. Sayers

Author Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl, Eleanor and Park)

Raffles series by E.W. Hornung, who was ACD’s bro in law. Perhaps you have seen the lovely fanart by ireallyshouldbedrawing!

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Bambi by Felix Salten (This is going to require its own post!)

Lucifer Box series by Mark Gatiss

Bonus: bookish things to put on your body from Litographs and Out of Print


You may have noticed a little game of the Traveling Business Card on our twitter account recently. Social media admin lauralex was lucky enough to be in London and decided to take along a business card to see all the Sherlockian sights. These are the results. Click on the photos for captions. Business card artwork is by the lovely inchells.


The San Diego Sherlockians invite you to their 2nd Annual Sherlock Beach Party to celebrate the end of summer!

WHERE: Coronado, on the beach behind the Hotel Del. Because the exact site on the beach depends on availability, we can’t give you an exact location at this time. Instead, you’ll have to text me when you get there so I can let you know. If you don’t have my number, send a message and I’ll message you back!

WHEN: Saturday, August 23rd at 11 AM (we’re starting a little early this year, as we know it’s the premiere of Doctor Who Series 8 later in the night, and many of us want to be home early to catch it)

Beach attire recommended, but feel free to wear anything! Heck, come in cosplay if you want! But definitely bring a towel and/or a beach chair.

This year, we’re making it an official potluck! Message or reblog with what you’re bringing… Chips, pizza, dessert, etc.

Feel free to invite your fellow Sherlockians who aren’t part of the group.

And most importantly, please RSVP! We want to know who will be joining us! Either do so by messaging the San Diego Sherlockians Tumblr, or RSVPing to our Facebook event here:

See you there. :)

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My amazing friend frenchiea bought me this book. It’s a bunch of the original Sidney Paget illustrations from the Sherlock Holmes canon, but taken completely out of context and given new captions. 

I’m laughing so hard I’m crying. 

this sounds like a book worth owning :)

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Did you want me to reserve you a Coin Purse?

I have eight on their way from ArtsCow as we speak. There were three or four already claimed, and I’m going to put the rest up for sale in my shop, so please let me know ASAP if you were one of the folks at BASC who wanted me to save you one.


The Adventures of Toby: The Tandem Bicycle.

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After my trip to Bletchley I grabbed my artstuff and set out to the Loncon 3 site to set up my corner of the artshow.

Mostly, I have Tolkien inspired artworks on display (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales, The Silmarillion), but there is also some Temeraire and Beowulf art, and Sherlock fanart, too, mostly in the printshop. Also, together with prints and original paintings, I’ve my Sherlock fanbooks up for auction, each featuring a special original drawing.


This photoset is entitled “Don’t Let Alex Near Trees.”

I will climb them, and I will fall and/or get stuck.

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