Webshop: Torchwood Beanie Hat

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. I have been one busy knitter, lol. Apart from being a whovian I am also a huge fan of Torchwood, and what better way to show my love and your love is to wear this amazing Torchwood Beanie hat.


The hat has a front and back side, on the front the letters spelling out TORCHWOOD, and on the back the logo.


You can choose between red and white letters / logo.

It’s made out of 75% Acrylic 25% wool. It’s machine washable on 30 degrees and wearable pretty much everywhere.

Size? Adult, one size fits most, about M/L or 55-60 cm.

If you need an awesome and epic hat to keep you warm while chasing after Weevils, or working late in the drafty Hub, researching alien artifacts or filing in the archives, or looking for suspicious rift activity this is perfect for you.

I accept customised orders. And remember, all hats are knitted per order.

Prices: the hats cost €15,- shipping in the Netherlands €2,- within Europe €3,- and everywhere else €5,- for every additional product shipped I ask €1,- extra.

Either order from the form down below or with this link to my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/nl/listing/177144865/torchwood-beanie-hat

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy

Webshop: Doctor Who season 18 Hat.

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. So I opened an Etsy shop, but I’ll keep adding my stuff on this site as well. The other webshop posts have the Etsy link as well. I do accept orders on this site as well as my Etsy shop. And I made a new thing:

The 4th Doctor’s hat, made to look like his season 18 scarf.


As you all know the Doctor has this ridiculous long scarf, actually, he has several. In season 18 he wears the red/purple/orange scarf. And although this would be warm enough for him, why not add a ridiculous hat to it. The pattern is selected to reflect that scarf.

It’s made out of 75% Acrylic 25% wool. It’s machine washable on 30 degrees and wearable pretty much everywhere.


Size? Adult, one size fits most, about M/L or 55-60 cm.

So if you need a warm hat to keep you company on all your adventures through time and space. Something to add to a brilliant cosplay. A matching hat to go with the season 18 scarf, or just to let the world know you’re a whovian look no further.

The colours are done in red, orange and purple, and the hat has an orange crochet ridge just like the scarf.


And don’t worry, every hat is soniced to the maximum durability, wearability and to withstand the Vortex.

Prices: the hats cost €15,- shipping in the Netherlands €2,- within Europe €3,- and everywhere else €5,- for every additional product shipped I ask €1,- extra.

I accept customised orders.


DSC_0115Either order from the form down below or with this link to my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/nl/listing/176296801/doctor-who-season-18-hat?ref=shop_home_active_2

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy

(PS: scarf is not for sale, I knitted it myself, but it takes about 2 /3 months and the costs would be to high to sell them.)

My Zelda Collection

Hello lovely geeks,

Usually I am a very modest person. No really, I am. But today, I am not. Because I have something to be proud of. And that is my Zelda collection.

I got into Zelda when I was about 13 years old. I had already played A Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time at a friend’s house when I was younger, but I never really got into it. I even owned Ocarina of Time myself, but I never got past the Deku Tree (the first dungeon). But when I was 13 I got Oracle of Ages for Sinterklaas (a Dutch tradition which is almost the same as Santa Claus). Man, I loved that game! The open world, the adventure, the story, amazing! So I dug up my copy of Ocarina of Time and started playing. From that point on, I never stopped playing Zelda. I bought A Link to the Past/Four Swords for the GBA and started to look for other Zelda games. I was determined to get them all! That task proved to be more difficult than I thought. A lot of games are quite rare. I bought games in foreign countries, in pawn shops and on second hand web shops, which resulted in the collection that I have now. There are still three BIG games that I am missing. Either because they are too expensive or too hard to find: Zelda’s Adventure (CD-I, 1995), Link’s Awakening DX (GBC, 1999), and Twilight Princess (GC, 2006). And if I want to lift my collection to the next level, I can always start to look for the games that only came out in Japan… I still have a lot to look forward too!

From left to right:

  • Spirit Tracks Limited Edition Tin Box – We have two of them
  • Oracle of Ages with box (GBC, 2001)- We both have a cartridge and Sander (my boyfriend) still owns the box. I have to check on my parent’s house if I still have the box. Bought my copy in Sweden.
  • The Minish Cap with box (GBA, 2004) – We both have a cartridge and Sander still owns the box. I have to check on my parent’s house if I still have the box.
  • Link: Faces of Evil (CD-I, 1993). – I am so proud of my CD-i games. They are extremely rare. The CD-i is a console of Philips and it had 3 Zelda games. But both the CD-I and the Zelda games were commercial failures and Nintendo forbid Philips to sell the games ever again.
  • Zelda: Wand of Gamelon (CD-I, 1993)
  • Limited Edition Wind Waker HD box – It came with a limited Edition Gandondorf figure which I will show later this post.
  • The Legend of Zelda, Gold cartridge w/o box (NES, 1987)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Silver cartridge w/o box (NES, 1988)
  • The Legend of Zelda (GBA, 2004) – I have to check my parent’s house for the box
  • Adventure of Link (GBA, 2004) – I have to check my parent’s house for the box
  • A Link to the Past w/o box (SNES, 1992)
  • Ocarina of Time (N64, 1998) – I have to check on my parent’s house for the box
  • Majora’s Mask with box (N64, 2000) – Sander and I both own a cartridge, Sander owns the box.
  • Wind Waker HD (Wii-U, 2013)
  • Phantom Hourglass (DS, 2007)- We own 2
  • Spirit Tracks (DS, 2009) – We own 2
  • Ocarina of Time 3DS limited edition box – We own 2
  • Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS, 2011) – we own 2
  • A Link between Worlds (3DS, 2013)
  • Link’s Awakening w/o box (GB, 1993)
  • a Link to the Past & Four Swords (GBA. 2003) – I have to check my parent’s house for the box
  • Oracle of Seasons (GBC, 2001) – I have to check my parent’s house for the box.
  • Four Swords Adventures (GC, 2005) We own 2
  • Wind Waker Limited Edition (includes Ocarina of Time Master Quest) (GC, 2003)
  • Regular Wind Waker (GC, 2003) – Owned by Sander
  • Zelda Promotional Disk (includes Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, The Legend of Zelda, Adventure of Link, Wind Waker Demo, and a random movie) (GC, 2003) – We own 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii, 2006) – We own 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii, 2011) – We own 2

  • Link’s Crossbow Training (Wii, 2007) – A spin-off game. Sander and I both own a copy, so we have two of those
  • Freshly Picked-Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland (DS, 2007) – A spin-off game. Bought my copy is Barcelona for some reason. I know I have the box too but I can’t find it. I think it’s at my parent’s house. It never came out in the US.

Over the years, I have also managed to collect a decent pile of official and unofficial merchandise. I’m not going to name everything in the pictures, but I have a few items that I am especially proud of 🙂

Among others:

  • Hyrule Historia
  • Complete manga collection
  • The title-less books are limited edition game guides
  • The chest contains extremely limited edition game guides. You can see the certificate of authenticity.
  • My cat Beedle (named after a Zelda character) makes a cameo in this picture, can you find him?

Among others:

  • Wind Waker Ganondorf that came with the Limited Edition of Wind Waker HD
  • Spirit Tracks Link and Phantom Zelda that came with the Limited Edition of Spirit Tracks
  • Bought the figures from Phantom Hourglass in France

Among others:

  • The Master Sword from Skyward Sword
  • Zelda animated series dvd box set
  • a Link Between Swords 3DSXL – owned by Sander

I guess that was it. I think it’s quite awesome If I may say so myself. I also have a (quite boring) Zelda T-shirt, but I think it’s at my parent’s house. And I didn’t bother to photograph all my posters :p . I’ve got a lot of stuff in this collection thanks to Sander, and some stuff is his, so credit where credit is due. But most is mine XD.

I hope you guys enjoyed this. Do you also have collections? Tell me in the comments!

The Great British Sherlock Read Off – 2. The Sign Of Four

Sherlock Challenge

(As originally published on my own blog, The Wandering Bookworm)

So, on to story number two in my (hopefully) year long challenge to read all of the Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories and I can already see refinements in the formula from what I saw in “A Study In Scarlet” within the second story published, “The Sign Of Four”.

As with “Scarlet”, the story is written from Watson’s point of view and from the start of the case, there is a degree of romance to this adventure.  Partly, this is down to the character’s habit of embellishing their investigations with a dash of adventure, something Holmes berates him upon his fictional publication of “A Study In Scarlet”, and partly down to the fact that this story opens up his character as a man who admires women and who has a degree of chivalry within his behaviour.  This comes to the fore thanks to an important character in Watson’s ongoing story in the form of Mary Morstan – the client in the main investigation of this story which starts with her receiving pearls on a regular basis following the disappearance of her father and leads to the inexplicable murder of a man in a locked room.

In addition to the above character development, the reader is treated the unearthing of one of Watson’s secrets thanks to a test of observation and deduction which fans of “Sherlock” will recognise through a similar test in “A Study In Pink”.

The story also adds some of Holmes’s better known quirks and eccentricities from the outset, namely his self-prescribed usage of cocaine and morphine along with his talent for disguise.  In addition to these traits, you also get hints to Holmes’s past – namely his talent as a boxer.  (Fans of the Robert Downey Jr. incarnation of Holmes will know of this).

New and refined versions of supporting characters join this story with Inspectors Gregson and Lestrade being replaced with the blustering Inspector Athelney Jones, whilst 221B Baker Street’s housekeeper receives the famous name of Mrs Hudson and Holmes’s army of child observers, informants and detectives being christened as the “Irregulars”.

Conan Doyle’s narrative style also shows signs of change between the structure of “Scarlet” and that of “Sign”.  Rather than the two part structure which describes the investigation followed by the backstory, “Sign” is more linear in approach with the story having a clear beginning, middle and end with the backstory being recounted by one of the perpetrators of the crimes within this story.

I have to admit that I am a little of an advantage with this story as I have seen the Granada Television adaptation transmitted in 1987 which starred Jeremy Brett as Holmes, Edward Hardwicke as Watson and John Thaw.  When matched up against the book, this film is extremely faithful to the original story and well worth a watch.

People may be more familiar with this story nowadays through the “Sherlock” episode “The Sign Of Three”.  Although there is no wedding of John and Mary, hamfisted best man speech by Sherlock or drunken escapades of their stag night, the core themes of the “Sherlock” version, namely revenge and a man’s interpretation of justice, stacks up well between “The Sign of Three” and the original book, albeit that the motives behind the perpretator’s acts are very different.

If you’re a “Sherlock” fan, I would make the same recommendation as in my review of “A Study In Scarlet” of re-watching “The Sign Of Three” before reading “The Sign Of Four”, not only to gain familiarity with the story, but in spotting the various “Easter Eggs” which tie in with the plot of the book (specifically through the stories that Sherlock recounts as part of his best man speech).

Two down, fifty-eight to go and the next story is Sherlock’s one and only encounter with “The Woman”.

Buffy Marathon and what to watch

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course.
This weekend I have a Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon planned. Togheter with my new found geeky friend Chantal we decided to share our love for this series and watch our favourite episodes.

And that’s where you come in. I know a lot of my faithfull readers (pun intended) have watched the adventures of Buffy and the “scooby gang.”

And now, you can give us tips/instructions on which episodes definitly need to be included in this ‘slayer fest.’

Leave a comment below on which episodes we need to watch and I’ll leave you with a review and pics!

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy

A very Geeky Valentine 2014!

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. My fellow bloggers worked very hard to get you some awesome gifts for Christmas 2013, and I screwed up by a serious lack of time. So I guess I owed them and you faithful readers of course something special for Valentine’s Day this year.

Without further ado, some lovely gifts for that geeky someone in your life, a collaboration post done by Theta, Tekira and myself!

Doctor Who / Torchwood:

Theta: On the visual side of things, I have a bumper bundle of DVDs and Blu-Rays timed for release around December last year to get your hands on.  Firstly, and the most costly, is this boxset of Series 1-7 on Blu Ray.  It includes the Specials along with Series 5,6 and 7 on Blu Ray, but it also includes Series 1-4 which have previously been unreleased in this format.

Theta: Shortly after the November transmission, there will be a release of two programmes which mark the fiftieth anniversary.  The first of these is the docu-drama “An Adventure In Space And Time” written by Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss and starring David Bradley (Argus Filch in the “Harry Potter” franchise and Solomon The Trader in the Doctor Who episode “Dinosaurs On A Spaceship”) in the role of the actor who portrayed the First Doctor, William Hartnell.

Theta: The other item to mark the fiftieth anniversary is the episode that we’re all waiting for, “The Day Of The Doctor”, starring Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt.

Theta: The final DVD is the first of two special releases marking the recent recovery of lost episodes in Nigeria.  “The Enemy Of The World” features the Second Doctor, portrayed by Patrick Troughton, in adventure where he faces up to a ruthless dictator, Salamander, also portrayed by Troughton.

Theta: The fiftieth anniversary is being marked by Big Finish Productions, who have been producing Doctor Who audio adventures since 1999, with “The Light At The End”, a story that stars Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann in their respective incarnations of the Doctor who have to face off against The Master, portrayed by Geoffrey Beevers, reprising his role from the 1981 story “The Keeper of Traken”. The story can be bought in three formats – Standard Edition, Collector’s Edition and a Limited Vinyl Edition.

Theta: Finally, some clothing and I’m going to use it as a shout out for a Whovian friend who produce t-shirts as part of her ongoing artwork projects. Sami produces t-shirts as part of her “Time and Space and Cute” range through Red Bubble and the name pretty much sums up the shirts as she has designed a series of shirts which portrays various Doctors, companions and villains in cute designs.  Suitable for both girly and boy geeks.

Mendy: Ok, first of all, I’m going to use my whovian gift ideas as a shameless self-promotion for my recently opened Etsy store. How about a nice and cute cuddly plush Adipose toy? They have different accessories; you can add bowties and fezzes if you like.

Mendy: and if that’s not to your liking, how about a warm, hand knitted Doctor Who season 18 hat. The hat is based on the famous red, orange and purple scarf the fourth Doctor wears oh and the scarf itself is not for sale, at least not made by me. It takes me about 2 months to knit such a long scarf and you can’t afford my prices I would ask 😉

Mendy: Talking about scarves, you can actually buy them from someone else, check out the Doctor Who scarves by Lovarzi. They have the multicoloured scarf, the red, orange and purple one. Even a lovely Dalek scarf, as far as Daleks can been seen as lovely.

Mendy: one thing I have my eye on, and if there isn’t a lovely geek willing to buy me these, I’m going to buy them in September myself, are the range of new  Doctor Who earrings from forbidden planet! They have the 10th and 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver, the Tardis, Cybermen and Daleks. I want them all!! And the best thing, they are affordable!

Mendy: although not really romantic, I’m gonna give another shout out to the geeks from Direct Blinds for their amazing Tardis Blind. Check my blogpost for details and remember they have a promotion at the moment for 33% off!

Mendy: If you don’t already have it in your collection, I recommend, as a Torchwood fan, to buy this book: the Torchwood Archives. It’s amazingly detailed and a must have for every Torchwood fan.  And just to add another book, Torchwood Exodus code, written by John and Carole E. Barrowman (his sister) and it picks up after the Torchwood TV series! Again, you must read this!


Mendy: as always, there isn’t a lot of Sherlock merchandise out there. After we ended season 3 the BBC picked up on some items. If your geek doesn’t have it yet, buy him/her Sherlock season 3 on DVD (I don’t have it yet, hint hint!)

Mendy: as I said, the BBC has released some amazing items (don’t have them either!) To enjoy your cuppa after running around London with a certain Detective, the Sherlock mug. Or what if he ruined another one of your shirts by doing experiments. Sherlock T-shirt set based on season 3. Including an ‘I don’t shave for Sherlock’ and ‘I don’t understand, I still don’t understand.’ They come in different sizes and in men and women shirts!

Mendy: Something the BBC shop doesn’t have, but I do, another shameless self-promotion. The one and only Sherlock deduction game Chullo hat. Hand knitted, warm and ideal for a deduction game with annoying siblings or loving geeky partners.

Mendy: I bought some amazing and lovely Sherlock earrings from Etsy last year and I wear them almost every day! Check out Pia’s etsy shop and don’t be afraid to ask her if she has a new batch ready!

Mendy: One of my dear DCC friends Meike as her own etsy shop as well and I have 3 of her hand drawn Sherlock pictures on my wall. She is an amazing artist and I urge you to buy something from her!

Mendy: last item on the Sherlock list, made by ConsultingFangeeks, a 221B messenger bag available on etsy!


Tekira: You can never go wrong with figures! They exist in all price categories, and they are made for Practically each manga, anime, or game. Just make sure the other person does not already own the one you intend to buy. They are quite easy to acquire. I always get mine from amazon.co.uk or achonia.com. You can also buy them on anime and/or game conventions

Tekira: On Etsy, you can find jewelry of every fandom you can imagine. I’m especially fond of Zelda jewelry. Last Christmas, my boyfriend made me very happy with this Heart Piece necklace from the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, available on www.thepixelsmithy.com

Tekira: (Limited Edition) Guide books Often not so limited as you might think, but awesome nonetheless. For a few pounds less you can get the ‘regular’ version, but that just means a less awesome cover in most of the cases. You can get them in game stores and on amazon (the picture shows Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Legendary Edition (Prima Official Game Guides), available on amazon.co.uk).

Tekira: Plushies are awesome. There is not much else I can tell about them. Buy them on amazon, game stores, or achonia.com.

Star Trek

Theta / Mendy: I think that everyone will agree that the highlight of Star Trek Into Darkness was Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance as Khan… I mean, John Harrison.  Well, IDW has created an official tie-in mini-series of comics not surprisingly titled “Star Trek: Khan” which tells the character’s back-story.  Oh and don’t forget to buy the DVD ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ if your geek doesn’t have it already!

Game of Thrones

Theta: Okay, I admit it.  I’m still not into this whole Game Of Thrones thing but as “Winter Is Coming” (see that, I’ve made a pun), I thought that this box set of books would be a nice item to put on any Game of Thrones or fantasy fan’s wish list.

Mendy: People like their eggs all sorts of ways. In an omelette. Scrambled. Fried. Poached. Boiled. And then there’s Daenerys. She likes hers roasted in a funeral pyre. Illyrio’s gift to Daenerys upon her wedding to Khal Drogo, these eggs are now yours to take home. No, really. We asked Jorah Mormont. He’s cool with it. Note: Do not place these in your fireplace. They will not hatch dragons. And if they do, it’s not our fault. These ‘Game of Thrones plush Dragon Eggs’ are a must have for any Khaleesi! If you can’t find the real deal of course!

Mendy: Speaking of eggs, to stay in the same theme here. Buy your lovely geek a ‘Game of Thrones Dragon Egg Canister’ to keep hidden treasures, a pre-hatched dragons (capacity: 1) or home bakes cookies safe.

The Hobbit/The Lord Of The Rings

Theta: For Tolkien related items, it’d be so easy to go with an item from the new film “The Desolation Of Smaug”, but I’m going to pick two which are more generally “Hobbit” based Firstly ladies, for that frustrated LARPer in your life, this Deluxe role play Dwarven battle axe should hit (see, another pun) the spot.

Theta: Secondly, I’m going to suggest a big part in my TV childhood with this CD reading of The Hobbit from the BBC television children’s series “Jackanory”.  The Hobbit was selected to commemorate the 3000th episode of the programme and is read by Maurice Denham, Jan Francis, David Wood and (now how’s this for geeky credentials) Bernard Cribbins.

Mendy: To unlock the heart of your geeky love, use this lovely ‘Thorin Oakenshield Key’ and a slight warning, only accessible on Durins day!

Mendy: Or something to cuddle with, a cuddly and ‘invisible Bilbo’ I wonder if Amanda Abbington has one in her collection. I’d say you buy a bell and put it around his neck, those damn invisible burglars these days!

Mendy: and last but not least, of course Smaug deserves some love. All those gold coins and jewels don’t warm that big heart of his. I have yet to find a good plush Smaug, but this cute ‘Flygdrake’ from IKEA makes a good representative!


Mendy: well, this is my area! I freaking love vampires! And I do mean the monsters, not the sparkly kind. First some advice from last year, ‘Anita Blake’ Laurell K. Hamilton has everything on her website, check it out!

Mendy: A tat more expensive, but for the hunter geeks amongst ourselves, as in Buffy the vampire slayer, Think Geek provides us with this amazing ‘Vampire Hunter Kit’ everything a slayer needs these days!

Mendy: a ring for your loved one! The reason I started wearing this particular ring was my love for the show. ‘Claddagh Ring’ you can get one at your jewellery store, but Amazon ships.

Theta: I thought that I’d select a vampire film, or should I say films, which uses the winter atmosphere of snow and the like are “Let Me In” or “Let The Right One In”.  Now, I have to admit that I’ve only seen the Hammer version that was released in 2010, but I thought that it was a hauntingly beautiful film.


Theta: Okay, when you think of werewolf franchises, you’re probably thinking of the current “Teen Wolf” television series.  Well, as I had already exhausted my number one pick of “Being Human”, I decided to go back to my cinematic teenage years and pick the original “Teen Wolf” film starring Michael J. Fox.  He manages to craft a character who is funny, the underdog (number three on the pun-o-metre), and learns a lesson to be true to yourself, rather than just being popular.  A brilliant film.

Mendy: Although the series Beauty and the Beast doesn’t really fall under the category werewolves, he does look like one, check out the ‘Beauty and the Beast webshop’ for all cool stuff.

Mendy: What to do if you meet a real werewolf? Thank god your geeky love provided you with this silver bullet to protect you. (Ps not real ammo, just for decoration only!)

Mendy: and I though you Teen Wolf fans out there love these ‘Teen Wolf Phone Cases’ just so you know (go Stilinski)

Comic Books and Movie adaptations

Theta: Well, it has been a year for comic book adaptations in the movies, but I’m going to focus on two.  The first is “Man of Steel” directed by Zack Snyder.  Granted, this film has polarised opinion, but I really enjoyed it with the treatment of the source material with suitable gravitas and Henry Cavill making for a suitable portrayal of Clark/Kal-El/Superman facing off against Michael Shannon’s Zod.  Think of it as “Superman: Year One”.

Theta: The second, and my favourite adaptation of this year is “Kick-Ass 2”.  Rude, crude and exceedingly violent, this film sees Kick-Ass, portrayed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, inspiring a whole host of superheroes including Colonel Stars & Stripes, portrayed by Jim Carrey, whilst having to battle against the former fake super-hero Red Mist (I’m not going to say his character name on this site), portrayed by Christopher Mintz-Plasse, whilst fellow super-hero Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) struggles to find a place in the world after the death of her mentor, Big Daddy.

Mendy: wanna be part of the good guys? Show you are a secret / not so secret agent? Wear an ‘agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ t-shirt and the whole world knows. Maybe not so smart to wear it in public, you might never know what kind of baddie you may encounter.


Theta: Rather than putting a book related item on this list, I’m going to plug a series of books based on the virtue that I really enjoyed the first book.  The “Geekhood” series of books by Andy Robb follows the character of Archie who seeks to build a relationship with classmate Sarah in the face of a hostile reaction from his fellow geeks and intimidation from a bully.  The first book was a fast read that I could relate to and I really want to get hold of the second novel.

Mendy: I do love books and bookish gifts, and again I’m dusting of a gift idea I gave you last year. I love all the bookish gifts this site provides. Check ‘the Literary Gift Company’ for the ideal geek Valentines gift for your lovely bookworm.

That’s it:

That’s it my lovely geeks, I hope you liked this epic post and you’ll be able to find some nice geeky gifts for that special geek in your life, and it’s safe to say we all accept one of these gifts as a thank you 😉

Love, your geeks, Tekira, Theta and Mendy.

The Great British Sherlock Read Off – Reading Order

I’ve been approached to provide a monthly Reading List to help people follow my progress on this challenge or to participate, either alongside me or on their own.  Unfortunately, due to  the way that I read along with “real life”, this could prove difficult as I am trying to maintain interest in this challenge by mingling my Holmes reads alongside my main reading challenge reads.

However, after a little research, I have made the decision to attempt to read the stories in publication order as follows:



A Scandal in Bohemia
The Red-headed League
A Case of Identity
The Boscombe Valley Mystery
The Five Orange Pips
The Man with the Twisted Lip
The Blue Carbuncle
The Speckled Band
The Engineer’s Thumb
The Noble Bachelor
The Beryl Coronet
The Copper Beeches


Silver Blaze
The Yellow Face
The Stock-Broker’s Clerk
The “Gloria Scott”
The Musgrave Ritual
The Reigate Puzzle
The Crooked Man
The Resident Patient
The Greek Interpreter
The Naval Treaty
The Final Problem



The Empty House
The Norwood Builder
The Dancing Men
The Solitary Cyclist
The Priory School
The Adventure of Black Peter
Charles Augustus Milverton
The Six Napoleons
The Three Students
The Golden Pince-Nez
The Missing Three-Quarter
The Abbey Grange
The Second Stain



The Cardboard Box
The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
The Bruce-Partington Plans
The Devil’s Foot
The Red Circle
Lady Frances Carfax
The Dying Detective
His Last Bow


The Mazarin Stone
The Problem of Thor Bridge
The Creeping Man
The Sussex Vampire
The Three Garridebs
The Illustrious Client
The Blanched Soldier
The Retired Colourman
The Three Gables
The Lion’s Mane
The Veiled Lodger
Shoscombe Old Place

I hope this helps anybody who is looking to follow Sherlock’s… and my… footsteps.

“The Game Is On!!!”