I'm stealing this from Paul Di Filippo (pgdf) who posted it to the Inferior Four LJ community http://community.livejournal.com/theinferior4/510304.html
I was pleased to hear Michael Dirda and others, including Charles Brown, speak about reviewing at ReaderCon, and I will be posting my brief notes from that panel later. For now, I want to mention my latest case of book lust, which I discovered through a review from The Washington Post Book World site:
The Annotated The Wind in the Willows (2009)
A review by Michael Sims http://www.powells.com/review/2009_07_17.html
It occurred to me while writing this post how often one can indulge in a little game of 6 degrees of Lovecraft. How do I get from Michael Dirda to Lovecraft in this post? Michael Dirda gave the speech I linked to above, and he also reviews for Book World, which posted the review for _The Annotated The Wind in the Willows_, in which the reviewer mentions his own childhood copy of
The Annotated Sherlock Holmes, written by William S. Baring-Gould. This Baring-Gould was a grandson of Sabine Baring-Gould, who was one of those eccentric antiquarian scholars who wrote the classic _The Book of Were-Wolves_ and a book about the castles of the troubador country and a book about medieval myths admired by H. P. Lovecraft (refer to Steven J. Mariconda, "Baring-Gould and the Ghouls: The Influence of Curious Myths of the Middle Ages on 'The Rats in the Walls'",
The Horror of It All, p. 42).
Also, acccording to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabine_Baring-Gould
William Baring-Gould, when he was creating a biography of Sherlock Holmes, based Holmes early life upon that of Sabine Baring-Gould, and this has led to much intertwining of SBG's biographical details with those of Holmes.
Project Gutenberg has a number of SBG's works onlinehttp://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/b#a1766