Reading “A Study in Scarlet,” one of the early Sherlock Holmes mysteries. It’s quaint and time-bound by the conventions of that era and the writing style of the time.
It’s an interesting read, especially if you enjoy contemporary crime fiction. You see the evolution in detection methods, but also, and even more interesting, the changes in the structure and style of novels over the years.
Every now and then it’s good to take a look back at where things were so you can better understand where things are right now.