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Modern Sherlock Holmes Retellings

Ever wanted to try your hand at writing some Sherlock Holmes fanfic? Well, we have some good news for you. In 2014, Sherlock Holmes officially entered the public domain, meaning that anyone who feels like taking the fictional sleuth for a spin is legally free to do so. If you’d rather play armchair detective and solve someone else’s literary puzzles, these Sherlock Holmes retellings are some of our favorite modern-day takes on the brilliant, eccentric sleuth. The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel Author: Anthony Horowitz Arthur Conan Doyle is a tough act to follow, but his estate selected [...]

July 23rd, 2018|Tags: |

Summer 2018 Book Preview

Some might say summer is a time for “getting outdoors” or “being active” rather than reading, but I must respectfully disagree! Anyone who has enjoyed a waterlogged romance novel at the pool, or fallen asleep in the sun with an open book on their face, knows that reading is an essential part of summer. Any book is summer reading if you want it to be, but we have a great list of summer 2018 books, packed with suspense, mystery, memoir, humor and more. And if you just can’t resist homework, don’t forget to download a Seattle Public Library Summer Book Bingo [...]

June 21st, 2018|Tags: , |

Winter 2018 Book Preview

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but new books are so delightful! Whether you’re shopping for holiday gifts or just replenishing your to-read stack before winter really sets in, we’ve got all the best winter 2018 books -- sci-fi, mysteries, thrillers, and literature -- to get you through until spring. With a hot drink and a furry friend by your side, you’ll be saying, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!” OUT NOW Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace Author: Jennifer Chiaverini   In nerd-friendly Seattle, Ada Lovelace is a well-known name -- she even has [...]

January 3rd, 2018|Tags: |