Posts Tagged: agatha christie

Reading notes, week 48

Currently reading: Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie. Poirot’s grown on me or something. Next up: I’m still doing the alphabetical order, now at E-ish, but I may go back to C because there’s some there that piques my interest more than when I first passed C. It’s very liberating that I’ve given myself

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Reading notes, week 45

Read a couple of Yuletide canon books which I’m not listing (until later, probably). This state of affairs may last a couple of weeks as I write treats. November 5: Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie. A Poirot that starts with Ariadne Oliver, and I never know if I love her or hate her when

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Reading notes, week 44

Not reading much because I’m writing, and some of what I am reading is background material for my Yuletide story. October 30: Elementals: Water by Peter Dickinson and Robin McKinley. Mostly good, some very strange. The last story is basically Damar fanfic by Robin McKinley herself, nice! October 27: Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie. A

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Reading notes, week 42

October 17: Dial-a-Ghost by Eva Ibbotson. Yet another one I thought I’d read and hadn’t! I’m so glad I decided to go through the whole “My Books” list on the ereader and read whatever takes my fancy, as if I’ve moved house and see the bookshelves in a new light. Funny enough to not be

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Reading notes, week 38

September 19: The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie. I remembered it rather well but it was nice to read anyway, one of the better ones. September 18: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by Agatha Christie. A rara avis: a Poirot I’d never read before. Intriguing; I thought I knew the twist, but it was more

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Reading notes, week 30

July 22: An Unwilling Heart, Young Wizards fanfic. I clicked on it accidentally on the Kobo and skimmed about half of it before I realised that yes, I did want to read it. Somewhat painful but very good. A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher. Oh my. “Baking’s not exactly a high-mortality profession”. (Spoiler:

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Reading notes, week 29

July 18: Tone of Voice by Kaia Sønderby. The sequel in which I’m expecting closure (and a space battle) (spoiler: the battle was mostly on the ground, and the closure is only partial). Nastiness to the protagonist didn’t happen until 52% (REPORTERS!) but at 58% we had nasty aliens and human supremacists! Not as much

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Reading notes, week 20

May 16: The Case of the Spellbound Child by Mercedes Lackey. It took me a while to realise it’s Hansel and Gretel, probably because there are two other subplots first, eventually irrelevant for the main plot. But it was satisfying, with only the villain turning out to be unlikeable (though some other people were a

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Reading notes, week 19

May 9: N or M? by Agatha Christie. The second Tommy and Tuppence book. I briefly considered Endless Night but that’s another “eerie” book with a “twist” ending. Nope. Crooked House by Agatha Christie. DNF, because I looked up if the nice people would have a happy ending (can’t stand unhappy endings right now) and

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Reading notes, week 15

April 11: Sun in Glory, another Valdemar anthology. The story by Michelle West was very disturbing and ended somewhat inconclusively (but happily, I think). Another story made me think COMPANIONS DON’T DO THAT! (deceive their prospective Chosen to set them an arbitrary and somewhat dangerous test), I skimmed two more, and now I’m on one

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