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Alright, so. The book for December is The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. There are tons of different editions out there, just make sure you get one with the right stories, please! Or read them via the net, since, y'know, they're That Old.

With twelve stories to cover, there are two approaches I considered. The same as I, Robot, ie three days per week, or bunching them up daily at different times of the month, to try to avoid the holidays. I went with the former, but if enough people protest, it could still be changed.

Anywho, the tentative schedule:

Wed. December 2nd: A Scandal in Bohemia
Fri. December 4th: The Red-Headed League
Mon. December 7th: A Case of Identity
Wed. December 9th: The Boscombe Valley Mystery
Fri. December 11th: The Five Orange Pips
Mon. December 14th: The Man with the Twisted Lip
Wed. December 16th: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
Fri. December 18th: The Adventure of the Speckled Band
Mon. December 21st: The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
Wed. December 23rd: The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
Mon. December 28th: The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
Wed. December 30th: The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

That skips Christmas itself, as you may note, but leaves a book on New Years Eve, plus no extra time to discuss the book as a whole unless some is left at the start of January.

I guess we could also stick mostly to this schedule, but shift things around a bit so that there are a few daily readings in the mix, to leave a few of the other days open...

Anyhow, let me know what y'all think.

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dscotton
Nov. 25th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Or read them via the net, since, y'know, they're That Old.

Oh, good. This'll save me from digging through my moving boxes for my Sherlock Holmes book to see if it includes these stories, which I think it should. Of course, I should probably go through them anyway and set up my bookshelves sometime.
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stormfeather
Nov. 25th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
HEE! Love the icon, was it made just for this? I don't remember seeing it before.

And understood on the travel, it's one of the reasons I'm still considering playing around with the schedule, since if a ton of people are traveling at the end of the month, it will probably kill discussion dead.

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stormfeather
Nov. 25th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
Well, whatever, 'tis made of coolsauce.
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