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« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2012, 11:48:07 pm »

Oh, Man!  Am I envious. To go back to the virgin days of not knowing every millisecond of Agatha's books...enjoy!!!!!  The Orient Express - WINNER!!!!!!  I totally am green with envy but glad for you and will keep mum.  winter
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« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2012, 11:52:37 pm »

What?!?!? You haven't read AC's books??!?!?!?  bignono

I remember reading And Then There Were None when I was twelve and not been able to sleep afterwards. But my favourite book of hers is not a crime novel but one about intrigue and romance.
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« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2012, 11:58:52 pm »

And Then There Were None was my first Agatha Christie book and, you're right, it's a creeper.  Murder mysteries are like a box of candy to me.  I could read 'em night and day.  But AC is, hand's down, my personal fave.  And Columbo.
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« Reply #63 on: January 11, 2012, 12:09:34 am »

Currently not reading a book per se ... just reading people, in a book or sorts, called LIFE. ...
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« Reply #64 on: January 11, 2012, 03:18:11 am »

Quentins by Maeve Binchy
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« Reply #65 on: January 11, 2012, 06:57:02 pm »

I love reading Agatha Christie again and again. And her book about Mr. Harley Quin is also very good. Very mystic.
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« Reply #66 on: January 19, 2012, 08:06:53 pm »

Sun TZU - the art of war
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« Reply #67 on: January 19, 2012, 09:51:23 pm »

 huh
Planning on going to war my dear?
That's not exactly a leisure read but some nice philosophy quotes can be found in there!
I'm done with both AC stories BTW lovely read, the orient express plot was cool: all together, I would have never figured it out! tehe
At the moment I'm not reading anything except my monthly royalty mag's  easter-lol
I'll pick up another AC pocket for the weekend I think  thumbsup
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« Reply #68 on: January 20, 2012, 10:18:40 pm »

Anton Parks's The Chronicles of Girku
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« Reply #69 on: January 21, 2012, 08:01:54 pm »

akasha2411, my dear is a classic. It talks about war, but you can also associate to you. Right now, i need to focus to find a way to defend myself. And sometimes attack is the best defense. I am passing through a terrible phase of my life, btw.
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« Reply #70 on: January 21, 2012, 10:09:02 pm »

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« Reply #71 on: January 23, 2012, 10:01:53 pm »

Just finished AC's "and then there were none"
What a weird story...the idea (revenge against ppl who killed and got away with it) is cool, but the ending....dontknow
reading now: AC's "cards on the table" The death of the host was just discovered by Mr Poirot.... thumbsup
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« Reply #72 on: January 23, 2012, 10:43:02 pm »

thanks for the support, akasha2411!

You are the best!
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« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2012, 12:37:58 am »

Inspector Lynley.  I know I'm supposed to love it, but I'm forcing myself through it.

^^Poirot.  My adorable Poirot.  Enjoy, Akasha!

Holding good thoughts and sending peace vibes for you, memyself.  And this. xmas_mousiekins  (A good fairy is always helpful)
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« Reply #74 on: January 25, 2012, 08:45:40 pm »

My dear Yooper! thanks! I love you all so much! I need and i am sure she 'll come to me ( you are an angel, did you know?)
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« Reply #75 on: January 25, 2012, 11:28:53 pm »

An angel? Many would gladly say otherwise, but that was gracious of you.  I'm considering your Art of War book m'self.  I've got some battles to wage on the homefront m'self.  Thanks for the reminder.  I read it years ago, but it's a must-read whenever faced with how to deal with a little thing called Life.

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Still trudging through Lynley.  Come on!  Isn't he supposed to be interesting on PBS?huh!!!!  Not on paper.  Not yet, anyway.  Vewy fwustrating.
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« Reply #76 on: January 26, 2012, 12:19:37 am »

Ah I finished "cards on the table"
AC has a way of messing with your mind
I thought I had it figured out pretty quick but no sir, last chappi was a surprise like alway's! thumbsup
Reading "after the funeral" now, they just murdered Cora  sly so the old man was murdered as well, I guess....unless...oh well I'll have to read to be sure I guess! easter-wink
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« Reply #77 on: January 26, 2012, 03:38:45 am »

Flappers and Philosophers  by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Before that, I've tried reading Perdido Street Station by China Mieville (I'm trying to get into steampunk fiction) but I couldn't get past the first few pages.

well actually the book is a double crime combo thingy, second story is 'murder on the orient express'
I'm still reading 'the nile', at the moment so shht don't tell me the end! (haven't read any of AC's books up until now ...yes I know, it's a huge hole in my literature! Embarrassed)

I haven't read any AC books either!  Embarrassed Are all her books the stand-alone sort? I might read some of them one day, but I don't want a series or anything. I'm still a little burnt out from GRRM's series.
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« Reply #78 on: January 26, 2012, 03:59:16 am »

Yup all of them are printed in pocket form so they are not that expensive (I paid like 10 bucks per book)
They stand alone it's not a serie or any thing, every book is a different murder to solve.
AC has two mayor characters that solve her mystery: old ms Marple and PI Hercule Poirot.
She published like 60 books with those two in the lead alone! (I don't think they ever worked on a 'case' together tough..)
She published nearly 80 mystery and crime novels over the years, many of them were turned into movies at one point or another.
And I believe the TV show murder she wrote was influenced by AC novels (love that show BTW!)
It's a light read and I do enjoy the books very much.
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« Reply #79 on: January 26, 2012, 05:05:44 am »

Isn't The Mouse Trap still playing in London?  It's the longest running play ever, I believe, and one of AC's best.

I lovvvve Murder She Wrote.  I'll bet I could quote, verbatim, every line of the series, Akasha. 
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