Thank you for joining us for this episode of Time to Read! We’re talking about The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In the 1880s, Sir Henry Baskerville is an unassuming farmer in Canada when he gets the news that he’s inherited his ancestral home, Baskerville Hall, back in England on the edge of the dreary Grimpen Mire. But wait: there’s a catch! The inheritance comes with a FAMILY CURSE which puts the Baskerville line in the high risk category of being stalked by a demonic ghostly hound! It turns out the former master of Baskerville Hall, Sir Charles DIED OF FRIGHT outside his home three months before, with evidence of PAW PRINTS near his body and an expression of horror upon his face. Secrets are discovered, plots thicken, the moor gurgles and the hound howls. What’s the meaning behind all this? Turns out it’s quite elementary.
In this episode we discuss
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s vaccination arguments,
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s visit and the Manitoba Historical Society,
A Persian Slipper (where Sherlock Holmes kept his tobacco) at the Sherlock Holmes Museum in London,
Media Literacy and Spotting “Fake News” guide that Trevor maintains
Can you tell me a book I would also like?
Kirsten: Mastermind: How to Think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova and Brainpickings: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective,
Trevor: Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong: Reopening the Case of the Hound of the Baskervilles by Pierre Bayard
Erica: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie,
Nerd words for word nerds
[again, check out Media Literacy and Spotting “Fake News”],
Erica: Take Your Time.
Thanks to heathermcc54321, augusteighthgirl, Chelse McKee-Trenchard, and Henry Joseph Feakes for their comments and contributions to our discussion. Thanks also to our lovely Facebook group for selecting our next book to everyone who took the time to share with us.
Next month we’re talking about Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. We’re looking forward to hearing what you think.
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Time to Read is a production of the Winnipeg Public Library. Our panel today included Kirsten Wurmann, Trevor Lockhart, Dennis Penner, and Erica Ball.