Posts tagged books
Posts tagged books
this is inaccurate. are there actually people who only own like eight books? I would need… no never mind. my whole house is full of books, this is not enough shelf space.
Achievement unlocked: Fourth Wall? We don’t need no stinking fourth wall!
if you haven’t then I must direct you to READ THIS BOOK IMMEDIATELY.
No seriously get you from the internet and find and read this book. I mean it. do it now.
Sometimes I get ‘readers-block’, like I can’t read anything to save my life, I’ll start 10 books and stop each after seven pages because all I’ll want is to already have read that book and not actually read it and I won’t be able to focus at all and it pains me so much.
(Purple Shirt of Sex + Nape of Neck + Bookcase + Middle finger = My Happy Palace.)
There are some fascinating books here. Johnlock writers take note of The Children’s Encyclopedia by Arthur Mee (child!Sherlock- it’s canon!) There are several drug books, one on suicide prevention, Jane Austen & Thomas Hardy novels (!). There’s a whole fic to be written about Sherlock & The Courage to Be.
So. More books visible in The Blind Banker
- Vietnam, a History by Stanley Karnow
- Chambers Dictionary of World History
- Ten Most Wanted by Peter Bleksley
- The Law by Frederic Bastiat
- Ruth Ellis: The Last Woman to Be Hanged by Robert Hancock
- Signature Killers by Robert Keppel and William J Birnes
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
- Holy Bible
- Diary of Jack the Ripper by Shirley Harrison
- With Napoleon’s Guns: The Military Memoirs of an Officer of the First Empire by Jean-Nicolas-Auguste Noel and Rosemary Brindle
- The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
- The Children’s Encyclopedia by Arthur Mee
- Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention: A Global Perspective by Danuta Wasserman and Camilla Wasserman
- Criminal Law by William Wilson
- The Change Masters: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the American Corporation by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
- Darwin’s Lost World: The hidden history of animal life by Martin Brasier
- Forbidden Drugs by Philip Robson
- Giant Molecules: From nylon to nanotubes by Walter Gratzer
- Investigative Interviewing: The Conversation Management Approach by Eric Shepherd
- Speed, Ecstasy, Ritalin: The Science of Amphetamines by Leslie Iversen
- Drug Addiction and its Treatment by Michael Gossop
- The Damage Done - Twelve Years Of Hell In A Bankok Prison by Warren Fellows
- Essential Family Law by ??
- Bringing Down the House: How Six Students Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich
- New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry by Michael Gelder, Nancy Andreasen, Juan Lopez-Ibor and John Geddes
- Science and the Future (1991) (1997)
- The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
- The Courage to Be by Paul Tillich
- (illegible) by V.S. Naipaul
- Paranoia by ?
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by Henk Giele and Oliver Cassell
- Specialties… (?)
- New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors: The Essential A-Z Guide to the Written Word
- Current (?)
- The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
- The Modern Novel in English Studied in Extracts by Jim Hunter (probably)
- Oxford Desk Reference Clinical Genetics by Jane. A. Hurst, Helen V. Firth
- In Search Of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies by Robert H Waterman Jr, Tom Peters and Peters & Water
- Evidence (Nutshells) by Christina McAlhone and Michael Stockdale
- Stunned Mullets and Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms by G. A. Wilkes
- A Beginner’s Guide to… ?
Mofatiss you clever hound! Trillsabells (x) is absolutely right. It’s not visible in other episodes (which is why I wasn’t sure about it in Part II), but in The Blind Banker, Sherlock definitely has a copy of a fictional scientific study by Lavinia Smith, the fictional aunty of the fictional Sarah Jane Smith, the mistress of K-9 and the steadfast companion of the very real Doctor Who.
Penny Candy by Edward Fenton, illustrated by Edward Gorey. (Also seen here: Edward Gorey’s aptly titled autobiography, Ascending Peculiarity)
oh god I want that.
I love Gorey
My friend just gave me this temporary tattoo. And it totally cheered me up
So seriously when people first started talking about 50 shades of grey and I hadn’t looked up what it was the first thing I thought was that it was the second book in this series. Because I WANT THE SECOND BOOK very VERY badly.
So yeah it is not the sequel obviously.
So if you think 50 shades of grey is the worst use of paper go and pick up this book
It is deeply strange dystopian fiction, with spoon shortages, selective colour blindness and giant swans. Set in future Britain and Brilliantly written
What’s the word for the things that sound the same but are completely opposites.