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bthegood
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I will wait to discuss with #AgathaChristieClubR2 @ferskner in January -
Overall, enjoyed this read .
#WinterReadathon @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Make a great day everyone 🎉

Andrew65 Well done ☃️☃️☃️ 1mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
bthegood @Andrew65 @DieAReader thank you for hosting, it made December even more fun - Happy New Year - 1mo
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Andrew65 @bthegood It‘s been great fun, Happy New Year, and thanks for playing along. 1mo
ferskner Oooo good cover! 1mo
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bthegood
Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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#WinterReadathon plan to finish tagged book this week and start some new ones for my January challenges (#AuldLangSpine #AgathaChristieClubR2 #LosersClub) which I put on my #BookSpinBingo for the new month. Looking forward to #ISpyBingo as well

@TheAromaofBooks @monalyisha @Soscha
@Andrew65 @DieAReader
@GHABI4ROSES @Clwojick
@BarkingMadRead @ferskner

Make a great day everyone ❄

Andrew65 Great progress 🎄🎄🎄 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
Clwojick 🙌🏻 I can‘t wait to get started either! Let‘s go 2023! 1mo
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DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
bthegood @DieAReader @Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick thanks for support and hosting so many fun events - Happy New Year 1mo
Andrew65 @bthegood Thanks and I love hosting these and watching people‘s progress. Happy New Year 🥳 (edited) 1mo
Clwojick Happy New Years! 😊 1mo
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Challenges | Serge Lang
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Another fun 2023 challenge - check out @lauredhel 's page for more details!!

What 2023 reading challenges do you all plan to participate in? I've been setting up my journal for the year and am getting super excited!! This year I'm looking to continue #Roll100 with @PuddleJumper, #WickedWords with @AsYouWish, #TrappedonanIsland with @aperfectmjk, #NoShameReadathon with @Nessavamusic, #Booked2023 with @alisiakae @cinfhen & @barbarathebibliophage

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) plus several monthly buddy reads: #ChildrensClassicRead with @TheBookHippie, #AgathaChristieClubR2 with @ferskner, #PemberLittens and #LittensLoveRomance with @StayCurious, and #KindredSpiritBuddyReads with @BarbaraJean .

As always @Clwojick has several fun challenges going, including #ReadySetRead, #Pantone2023, #MonthlyMayhem, and #ReadtheRainbow.

And of course I'll be trying to #ReadtheUSA2023 and climbing #MtTBR as well as ⬇
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) my own #BookSpin challenge!! As you can see, I like tracking and organizing books as much as reading them. 😂 I have a few Storygraph challenges that I will just see if I happen to read books that fit the prompts, like #TheQuidditchCup #ReadingRoyalty2023 #PrioritizeYourShelf and the #VintageCoverScavengerHunt

Let me know if you have any other challenges because I obviously love them! 😁 Looking forward to another fabulous year!!!
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Cinfhen Yay! Glad you‘re joining us 🫶🏼and all the other challenges sound awesome 🤩 (edited) 1mo
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TheBookHippie Yay!!! I love our reads! Such zen!! 1mo
Librariana I like the idea of #PrioritizeYourShelf and will look into it more as I have a beautifully ridiculous amount of owned unread books 😊 I really appreciate all these posts folks are sharing with challenge tags and hosts as I'd like to learn more about them! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @Librariana - Here's the link to the Prioritize Your Shelf challenge on StoryGraph if you have an account there - https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/7cae8f66-bdd3-4850-a459-964cd66... - I really liked the variety of prompts for this one!! 1mo
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#agathachristieclubR2 as mentioned a while back, I'm doing book judging for the ALA Reading List this year and our judging months are brutal. Therefore, I'm building in a break for December to help me out. Our January book will be Appointment with Death, which I know some of you have already read (sorry 😔), and I'm looking forward to discussing it with you! We're coming up on some of my favorite Christies this year!

bthegood thanks for the update - 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Hope all your ALA stuff goes well. Looking forward to reading more Christie next year!! 2mo
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Gissy Those books so amazing! Let see if I can read them🙌📚 2mo
ferskner @bthegood @TheAromaofBooks @Gissy so happy to have you along! 2mo
Emu Phew, gives me a chance to catch-up 😁 1mo
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3. These stories are closer to novellas than her typical short stories. Did you think this was successful? Would you have preferred them to be longer or shorter?

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TheAromaofBooks I'm not a short story person, so the longer the better haha I did feel like there was a little more room to develop some characters beyond names, especially in the story where the guy gets shot in the locked study - there's a whole house party there, and these slightly longer stories helped me feel like I had time to learn a little more about them. 2mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks I also don't always love short stories and prefer the novels, although I do really like the Christie short story adaptations. These had a nice balance to them to make everything feel a little more fleshed out, and I thought made the solutions less obvious. In a lot of the stories, there are so few clues that any piece of info is glaringly important, and I didn't have that feeling here. The novels hide so much more! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks That is definitely true, although I hadn't thought about it that way before - the novels do allow a lot more time/opportunities for red herrings and confusion! 2mo
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2. Which story was your favorite, and why?

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TheAromaofBooks I enjoyed them all and none of them particularly leaped out at me, but probably Dead Man's Mirror just because I love a locked-room murder. 2mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks that's interesting because I think that was my least favorite! I was like "the bullet hit the gong and only one person heard it?!?!?" I agree on the locked room element, but I felt like she was stretching to make it work. I think maybe Murder in the Mews was my favorite? I liked that it was committing a crime by using another person's death (which is messed up for many reasons!). 2mo
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Hi #agathachristieclubR2 friends! I'm drowning in book-judging duties this right now and of course behind on posting, so I'm going to do this quick so I can clear my mind!

1. Did you enjoy this book? Why or why not?

Laughterhp I read this one a long time ago but then tried to reread it. I wasn‘t feeling the audiobook, so I stopped my reread. From what I remember, I did like this one, but wasn‘t my favorite. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks These weren't my all-time favorites, but that's partially because I'm not a big short-story reader. Still, Christie does fool me every time, so there's that 😂 @Laughterhp 2mo
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ferskner @Laughterhp @TheAromaofBooks agreed, I liked this overall but I don't think the stories are her most memorable. But meh Poirot is still pretty great! (Unless it's The Big Four - that book is dead to me.) 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @ferskner - LOL Now I kind of need to know what about The Big Four emotionally devastated you! 😂 2mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks @Laughterhp haha I just remember reading The Big Four for the first time and feeling so betrayed. Like I thought all Christies were perfect and so to realize that there could be one I didn't like was so devastating! Now I know there are several I don't like, but that one is the worst. 2mo
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4. What did you think of Christie's portrayal of Egypt in the novel? Were you satisfied with the level of detail, or did you want more? Was her depiction of the country and its people enjoyable or difficult to read?

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TheAromaofBooks Definitely the weak point in the story - it feels like this story could have taken place anywhere, as long as it was on a tour boat! I definitely could have used more Egyptian descriptions!! 3mo
MrsK It was as much like a snowed in manor mystery with the boat stepping in for the manor. You know Egypt is out there, but you can‘t get to it. 3mo
Emu I agree with the others. This could have taken place almost anywhere on a tour boat or a smaller cruise. 3mo
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3. Did you feel about the characters of Jackie, Linnet, and Simon? Did you have sympathy for any of them, or did you dislike them? How does Poirot view each of them?

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TheAromaofBooks I both disliked and had sympathy for them. Each was so narrow-minded in their own way, and so discontented. In some books, Poirot takes on that sort of fatherly/advise-giving aspect, and I actually loved his warning about letting evil in, because it will take over. I really felt like the pacing/character revelations in this one was really well done. 3mo
MrsK I couldn‘t like any of them. Each had an objective which they would see fulfilled… no matter the cost to anyone else. 3mo
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2. Death on the Nile has been adapted for the screen many times. What do you think makes this book so attractive to directors and screenwriters over other Christie novels?

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TheAromaofBooks I think the closed-yet-exotic setting definitely lends itself to the film (although I've never watched any of those adaptations). This one also has a reasonable number of characters instead of 37 different villagers, so I think that helps! 😂 3mo
MrsK I agree with the @TheAromaofBooks re: a closed setting. It heightens the tension which makes for a good movie. 3mo
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