Sunday, 13 December 2015

Why it's great to be a nerd on the weekend..


       I love the weekends. I love book nerds.  ( I am one, if it wasn't obvious enough. ) And it's great to be a nerd on the weekend, because it means you are free from that petty thing called school work, and you can dress up as Sherlock Holmes, and drink tea, and read past your bedtime. that's nothing new. So that's how I spent my Saturday night.... Dressed up as Sherlock Holmes, reading a marathon of Sherlock, and drinking a mug of English Breakfast tea. (Of course it has to be English, because everything good is. Didn't you know that? ;) AANNNDDD against all good reason I'm going to show you some pictures I took.
Pretty Much me last night. Except I was alone.






I actually started reading at about midnight, since I was busy doing other stuff up until then. But that's ok. :)












Anyway, it was terribly nerdy, and great fun.. I had a blast, and got three mysteries read. And that is why it is great to be a nerd on the weekend.

 
That's all dearies!
-Abby

14 comments:

  1. Everything you said here: YES!

    I have to ask, which mysteries did you read?

    I stayed up past midnight reading Les Miserables last night. It was soooo much better than sleeping. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay!! I'm so glad there is someone else who agrees with me, and doesn't just shake their heads and go "Oh Abby!". Because I hear that a lot. :)

      I read: The Adventure of the Priory School, The Adventure of Black Peter, and The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton. These are all from The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

      Have you read Sherlock Holmes? Because I would dearly like to fangirl with someone else about them.

      Oooh, Les Miserables! Perhaps someday I will read that book.
      And reading is so much better then sleep, isn't it!!??

      Delete
    2. You get it! I hear that a lot from my siblings, too. :)

      Hmmm, I remember that title ("Adventures of Black Peter"), but I don't seem to recall the adjoining story.

      Oh my goodness, I've read all of them(or all of the short stories, that is; not the novels). I even read "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" twice. They are my favorite mysteries everrrrrrr(only drawn out words can express my enthusiasm ;D). However, I haven't seen the tv show. *ducks*

      You should!! But be prepared, it's 1,222 pg. ^.^

      Delete
    3. Yes!! Oh good, I am not alone. :)

      The Black Peter was about a Captain who was murdered by an old ship mate, so that he could inherit a large fortune. To slim it down to the bare minimum, of course.

      Oh wonderful!! They are so awesome.... And they are almost at the top of my favorites list. I've read, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, and I just started The Return of Sherlock Holmes. GAH!! So good.

      That's okay, I only started watching it this fall, so I feel ya. But please, you will love it once you start it. :)

      Oh my. Yes, that's why it's on my possibly to be read list. :)

      Delete
    4. So did you know Sherlock Holmes had faked his death in "The Memoirs" before reading "The Return"?

      Okay, I looked up "The Black Peter" in my copy of tRoSH, NOW I remember. So creepy. :D

      To be honest, one of the reasons I don't think I'd be a big Sherlock(the tv show) fan is that it's set in modern times. For me, that would ruin half the fun...

      Hehe, yeah, it was on my "to-read-in-the-far-future" list for the longest time. xD

      Delete
    5. You know when you accidentally glance over the end of the book your reading, and get the feeling that something awful is going to happen? I did that when reading The Memoirs, and was so nervous I actually read the last page to see how it ended. I almost had a heart attack when I realised he died, but then I made the brilliant deduction that if he REALLY died, there couldn't be volume two on my shelf. So, yes, I did.

      Oh I know! Drunken revengeful sailors tend to be that way. ;)

      Ya, I can understand that, but I must say in its defense, that the producers/writers/whatevers are die-hard Sherlock Holmes fans, and did a brilliant job of accurately bringing Sherlock to modern times. No it isn't the same as Victorian, but I quite honestly think it helped to further develop Sherlock in my mind.

      Oh, and just so you know, they are coming out with a Christmas Special of Sherlock this January; written by the same guys, with the same actors, but set in Victorian Times. I can't wait!! Maybe that will get you hooked. ;)

      Wow. That was one long response..!!

      Delete
    6. Interesting! Maybe I'll try that. Actually, the other reason I haven't started it is because I'm not aloud to, due to content issues...and also because it just doesn't seem quite right in a modern setting. :D

      I can definitely understand why so many people enjoy it, though!

      Delete
  2. Love Sherlock Holmes. And love your costume! It's great to be a nerd ALL the time ;)

    What's you're favorite Sherlock story that you've read so far? I think my favorite is "The Lion's Mane," which is either the last that ACD ever wrote, or nearly the last. And it's very obscure, and kinda creepy. But for some reason, I really love it. I think it's the atmosphere and the description--it's just GOOD.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! And yes, being a nerd is the best.

      Oh my. Good question. Ummmmm, I really liked The Sign of Four, and I also loved the one where Watson meets Mary Mortsan. Maybe that was SoF, I don't remember.

      Oh, I haven't read that one yet, but it sounds wonderful! I love ACD!

      Delete
    2. I . . . THINK Watson meets Mary in the "Sign of Four," but don't quote me on that. :) Yes. ACD--gotta love him.

      Delete
  3. That sounds like a delightful way to spend your weekend! Especially the British theme, everything is better when it's British! :)
    I love that feeling when you're reading a really good book, and the clock says that you should go to bed but you keep on finding mental excuses to keep reading (just this chapter...cliffhanger, I don't have anything important to do tommorow anyway)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was.. And yes, everything IS better when it's British.

      Oh I know.. I love that about reading. Even though your body regrets it the next day, your mind doesn't! :) And on the weekend it's better, because you can sleep in!

      Delete