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5 Re-readable Books

Re – reading a book that you have enjoyed before is like eating comfort food. You know that you like it and that it will give you the same pleasure that you experienced with it before. I have been reading favourite books and authors to de-stress and unwind for as far as I can remember. These are of necessity light reads like romance or cozy … Continue reading 5 Re-readable Books

Sunday Poser # 31 — Monthly Reading

Week 31 of Sunday Poser, a very interesting series by Sadje of Keep it Alive: The question this week is; Do you love reading? How many books do you read per week, or per month? Ever since I learned to read I have been in love with books and reading. Luckily, this was something that my parents (book lovers themselves) encouraged. As a child I … Continue reading Sunday Poser # 31 — Monthly Reading

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “z” — Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

“The murder is the end. The story begins long before that — years before sometimes— with all the causes events that bring people to a certain place at a certain time on a certain day. All converging towards a given point…. And then the time comes — over the top! Zero hour.” These lines are said by the family lawyer in Zero Hour. What is … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “z” — Towards Zero by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” Y ” — WhY Didn’t They Ask Evans?

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? is one of Agatha ‘s stand alone books meaning that it does not feature one of her famous detectives. The sleuthing is left to two “bright young things” who also become romantically involved. Apart from this, (fans will not be disappointed) the murder takes place in a small town. A country house is involved. There is subterfuge and impersonation. Several … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” Y ” — WhY Didn’t They Ask Evans?

A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” X ” — Agatha Christie — The X Factor

Agatha Christie, the author and the woman, is an enigma. Whether it is your first encounter with her books, or you are a confirmed fan, several questions pop into your mind : What is the appeal of Agatha Christie? It is a hundred years since her first novel was published yet her popularity keeps growing. What is the appeal? Why did her play The Mousetrap … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” X ” — Agatha Christie — The X Factor

A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” W ” — Mary Westmacott

Mary Westmacott is a pseudonym that Agatha used for six books. Although, she has thousands of fans worldwide who know her as mystery novelist Agatha Christie, very few have read the Mary Westmacott books. These books are also novels but they are deeper, more serious than her other books. They portray and examine human relationships, emotions and feelings. I have read only four out of … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” W ” — Mary Westmacott

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” V ” — The Murder At The Vicarage by Agatha Christie

The Murder At The Vicarage , the first Miss Marple story, was published in 1930. Much more than any other of Agatha ‘s books (nearly all of which belong to it) this story belongs to the Cozy Mystery Genre. For the uninitiated, I have put down below the Wikipedia definition of a Cozy Mystery: Cozy mysteries, also referred to as “cozies”, are a subgenre of crime … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” V ” — The Murder At The Vicarage by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” U ” — The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie

A man whose car breaks down on a country road walks into a nearby bungalow for help. He walks in on a crime scene. An attractive woman is holding a gun. Her crippled, psychotic and sadistic husband lies shot to death. A note found near the body refers to an incident in the victim’s past when he ran over and killed a little boy while … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” U ” — The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie