Thursday, August 14, 2014

Agatha Christie

Guess who hit the jackpot? This person! (No, not Anna. Me.)

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We went to Christian Crossings today, a sort of thrift store in town. My mom is enamored with these dishes called Pfaltzgraff Yorktowne. We've been eating off the set we have for probably longer than I've been alive, and as usually happens over time, some of them have been chipped or shattered or just vanished entirely. So Mom is always on the lookout for new ones. But they are kind of hard to find nowadays, since the company stopped making them. A lady from church knows how much Mom likes them, and she called us to let us know she'd found some at Christian Crossings.
I wandered into the book section, as usual, and found these:



And only fifty cents each-- jackpot! There were lots more, but I didn't have much money on me.

Okay, so you have probably gathered that I have found a new author to obsess over: Agatha Christie. It appears I have a problem with falling in love with dead authors' books. First it was Lois Gladys Leppard, then C. S. Lewis, then Lucy Maud Montgomery, and now Agatha Christie. I guess it's true that artists' works are more famous after they're dead; it must be the same with writers.

The first I read was The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. In the beginning, I was reluctant. One, I'm not a big mystery-reader. I always lose patience with the main character because he/she is taking too long to solve the mystery, and flip to the last page to see whodunit. (Horrible of me, yes I know.) Two, my mom recommended The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. She and I don't always have the same taste in books. Three, it was old. You know what I mean. After just finishing Divergent, a mystery set in the early 1900's seemed ancient. I thought it would be hard to really get into the book, with such a shift in mindset.

But I loved it! The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was amazing! It was completely puzzling, well-detailed without being boring, and the dialect was very entertaining. I had to cover the next page with my hand to keep from accidentally reading ahead. *SPOILER ALERT* I was greatly impressed by the way she made the main character, the one who was telling the story from his POV, be the murderer! I did not see that coming.
 
So is it any wonder I jumped on these books today and haven't let them out of my sight?
 
 
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some books to read.

What about you? What author are you obsessed with right now?

7 comments:

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    1. Ooh, that's a good one! He's writes some pretty great stuff. I really enjoyed his books-- which is odd for me, because he's still alive! Haha... literally half my favorite authors are no longer around.

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    2. I know right C.S Lewis and Charles are my favorite.

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    1. Thank you! This is the first time I've ever used a GIF, so I wasn't sure how it would turn out!

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  3. Agatha Christie is one of my favorite authors! I love finding super old paperback Christies at thrift stores . . . some of them have great covers.

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  4. I absolutely LOVE Agatha! :D They are so great! :)

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