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Book Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

This was my Classics Club Spin book, which I was a few days late in finishing.
I'm not quite sure what to say about this book. I didn't have very strong feelings about it either way - I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it, and it's such a well-known story that I'm sure everything I could say about it has been said before many times. I found the story itself to be very compelling; there were certainly enough twists and turns to keep the story interesting. I didn't guess the solution until fairly near the end (and then only partially). The writing style was very straightforward, conveying just enough information to tell the story and build atmosphere, without giving any unnecessary details; which is in keeping with Watson's character who is the narrator of the story. This is different to many other books that I have read, which I found quite refreshing. It's pretty short too (despite the amount of time it took me to read it). I don't think there was any…

Mini-Reviews #1: May 2016

I haven't posted in a while, because I've been too busy with uni work, but I've now finished so hopefully I can get back to posting fairly regularly. I have been reading a fair amount, so I have a couple of book reviews in the works, and I have a few other ideas for posts, but I thought that for now I'd post some mini-reviews of some of the other books that I've read.
The Battle of Castle Nebula by Stephanie Ricker
This is the prequel to A Cinder's Tale, which was published in the Five Glass Slippers anthology, and which I loved. This book was great too; I think I enjoyed A Cinder's Tale slightly more, but it certainly didn't disappoint me. I would probably recommend reading A Cinder's Tale first, because as this is a prequel I don't think it would be fully satisfying as a story in its own right, but it isn't necessary. The third book in the series is out soon, so I hope to read that one soon too, because now I really want to know what happ…