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Monica5
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1. I just grab a book. There's really no rhyme or reason to it.

2. Any day of the week. I read every single day unless I am sick.

Want to play? @mom_of_4 @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 @Eggs

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

Andrew65 Thanks for the tag 😁 6h
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Robotswithpersonality
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Pickpick

I didn't want it to end! Very happy to realize there are 12 novels featuring this character for me to sink my teeth into. Tone and length really lent to reading these short stories aloud. Very much into the 'little old lady is a lot sharper than you think' trope, and as much as the humble village life is overplayed, it's satisfying to see a mystery-solving protagonist grounded in life experience, rather than just uncanny observational skills.

Robotswithpersonality A lot less blatantly objectionable content than I encountered in And Then There Were None, but definitely still dated in values and opinions.

⚠️Orientalism, fetishization of non-English women and religions, xenophobia/racism, ableism, misogyny
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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

Oooh, this was just delicious! With Christie half the fun is seeing the solution neatly laid out at the end and piecing it together again backwards, and this one seemed especially well plotted so I got to relish that sense of surprise all over again as I ran back through how everything fit together.

IndoorDame And how much do I love Miss Marple for relishing the thought of the murderer hanging! Female heroes are too rarely allowed to be seen in any light that may make them look unfeeling. #Pantone2023 #VanillaCream #FabulousFebruary (edited) 3d
RaeLovesToRead I love the cover on this version! 3d
IndoorDame @RaeLovesToRead I‘m obsessed with these covers! I‘d love to have all of the Miss Marple books in these editions, but so far I only have the first 5. 3d
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 I actually rewrote this story for one of my English assessments for school many years ago. 🤣 3d
IndoorDame @Andrew65 oh, how fun! 3d
Andrew65 @IndoorDame The teacher didn‘t realise (thankfully) and in his comments described me as a budding Agatha Christie 🫣 3d
IndoorDame @Andrew65 😂😂😂 3d
Clwojick @andrew65!!!!!!!!!! 🤣🥸😎 3d
batsy I love this one too though it's been awhile since I reread it! The cover in this edition is especially nice 💕 3d
Andrew65 @Clwojick Somehow got away with that one 🥵 3d
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Robotswithpersonality
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Do we classify that as floral innuendo or floral booty call?
A presumptuous theatre-goer, for certain!

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Robotswithpersonality
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Wholesome after dinner activities. 😝

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Robotswithpersonality
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Overly familiar, verbose stranger telling ghoulish stories while you try and paint the scenery?
The correct response in two words!

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jlhammar
The Body in the Library | Agatha Christie
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Friday #bookmail Part 2! Wine of Honour is our March #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub read (cannot wait!) and, after finishing the first Miss Marple for #GoldenAgeCrimeClub, I immediately ordered the second to read this month. I‘ll be starting Mind of the Raven soon for #NaturaLitsy.

LeahBergen Nice! 👍 4d
Tamra What a beautiful sight! 4d
batsy What @Tamra said! Also so intrigued by the Raven book. 4d
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Magpiegem
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8/23 What I learnt from this book of short stories is that I prefer Christie‘s full length mysteries. Not because she isn‘t skillful in the short stories but because I get less time to guess what‘s happened! My favorite story was the last. Great for #192925 #1960 & #booked2023 #ashortstorycollection though.

LiteraryinLawrence I agree! I like the novel length best for her. 4d
Cinfhen Yay!!! I‘m not a huge fan of short stories but Dame Agatha is definitely a good way to go!! 3d
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Robotswithpersonality
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I'm getting 'Quint, from Jaws' vibes...

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Magpiegem
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It‘s February and I‘m finally getting to some of my #booked2023 prompts. I‘m listening to this one for #shortstorycollection and I‘m also ready Whisper Network for #titlebeginswithavorw