The first time I've ever read Sherlock Holmes was when I was in fourth grade. It was an old edition of the book, all yellowed and crinkly, with this nasty old paper smell. Nevertheless, I checked it out, and plopped it in my backpack. At nine in the evening, I had found the book squashed under all the folders and papers. I opened the book, and read "The Speckled Band". (For those of you who haven't read it, I promise I won't spoil it!) The story was so disturbing to my nine year old brain, that I was had a nightmare that night. However, I still finished the book although it was so eerie. After that, I became obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, checking out every book the library had. (Perhaps, I'm some what of a masochist?)
Having finished all the books the library offered at age 10, I stopped reading Sherlock Holmes. However, the eerie and scary stories still remained in my mind. When I was buying books online, I suddenly felt tempted to buy the books. After receiving the book, I decided to read it. I realized that the stories aren't so bad, but then that might be because: 1. I read it in broad daylight and 2. It's been a long time since I've read Sherlock Holmes.
p.s sorry for the long ramble -.-;;