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Literature Reviews

Agatha Christie: The Man in the Brown Suit

This was the monthly “main” read in the Appointment with Agatha / Agatha Christie Centenary Celebration group read (my blog master post can be found HERE; the Goodreads group is HERE): Like almost all of Christie’s spy / political conspiracy novels, this won’t ever be one of my all-time favorite books by her — parts […]

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January 2021 Reading Wrap-Up

I only finished eleven books in January, which isn’t a lot by my standards as of the last couple of years, even taking into account that two of the books were decidedly on the long side (all the more as I balanced out the two long books by two extremely short ones).  But I decided […]

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Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile (Kenneth Branagh audio)

24 Festive Tasks: Door 22 – Kwanzaa, Book: Read a book written by an author of African, African American or Caribbean descent or a book set in Africa or the Caribbean, or whose cover is primarily red, green or black, or with crops of the earth or a native African animal on the cover (lion, […]

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Books Published Under Two or More Different Titles

24 Festive Tasks: Door 14 – St. Nicholas’ Day / Sinterklaas, Task 3 St. Nicholas is a man of many names in English alone – Santa Claus, Saint Nick, Father Christmas … although in the English speaking world he only comes once (at Christmas, not also on December 6 – whereas in Germany and the […]

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Summer Reading 2019

  So, summer reading is shaping up as rather busy this year:   First of all, there is Summer of Sherlock, for which my reading list is already as long as a whole year’s worth of reading would have been for me once upon a time.  I’ll also be watching the two Rivals of Sherlock […]

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Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile (Buddy Read): Umm. So …

… I binged and finished this in one go yesterday.  Is that a bad thing?  I mean, it’s still a buddy read of sorts, isn’t it?     Related Posts: Buddy Read Announcement Buddy Read Opening Post   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1889631/umm-so ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Discussion on BookLikes: Moonlight Reader I have taken the opposite tack, and am […]

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Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile – Buddy Read, Reading Progress Update: 1%

… aaaand … they’re off.  (Finally.) If only Mr. Suchet’s narration were to stay as lovely and engaging as it does in the beginning.  Oh well.  I’ll happily revisit this for his Poirot if for nothing else nevertheless.   Related Posts: Buddy Read Announcement Second and Final Buddy Read Post   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1888978/reading-progress-update-i-ve-read-1

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Calling all Agathytes: Death on the Nile in May

Reblogged from Moonlight Reader   Themis, BrokenTune & I are planning to revisit Death on the Nile next month, around May 18th! Death on the Nile is a particularly delicious Christie puzzle mystery, with lots of delightful side plots, some romantic intrigue, a bit of espionage, and appearances both by Monsieur Poirot, our favorite Belgian, and the enigmatic Colonel […]

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