Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Sherlock Holmes - Free in Your Mailbox

Stanford University has a Community Reading Program that offers free pamphlet-sized reproductions of classic stories. The current program is a number of Sherlock Holmes stories. It's not too late to sign up for this January through April 2006 program. If you sign up now, they'll still send you the previous issues as well.

Here is the link

We've really been enjoying this series. Our 10 year old son, who has been somewhat reading-reluctant for various reasons (particularly fiction) is really enjoying reading these great classics! Thanks Stanford!


Ana Braga-Henebry said...

I subscribed to it following the link and was an easy and friendly process. Thanks!

Dr. Thursday said...

Oh, what a joy to be reading Sherlock Holmes for the FIRST time!

"When all is said and done, there have never been better detective stories than the old series of Sherlock Holmes; and though the name of that magnificent magician has been spread over the whole world, and is perhaps the one great popular legend made in the modern world, I do not think that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has ever been thanked enough for them. As one of many millions, I offer my own mite of homage."
[GKC, Generally Speaking 6-7]

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Me again: my boys received a bunch of old issues in the mail (they do give you that option) and have been eating them up! Thanks!