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Didn't quite finish the tagged book yesterday, because my husband and I were busy working on my new shelves!! 😍 I mostly hold things in place and sand stuff, but still! 😁

Anyway, this wasn't a big #24b4Monday run for me, but I did complete almost three books, so that's pretty solid. This week's project is getting these shelves stained/painted!!

@Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid

Bookwormjillk Awesome! 21h
Mynameisacolour Those look great! 21h
AmyG Gorgeous and by the window. ❤️ (edited) 21h
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Wow!! Good job!!! 👏👏👏 20h
hes7 Those are lovely! I love the feeling of new shelves and figuring how what to put on them. 20h
marleed Oh they look great! 18h
Butterfinger I love how they frame your window. 18h
jb72 Those look great! 17h
Andrew65 Three books is brilliant! Love the shelves! 😍👏👏👏 16h
TheAromaofBooks @marled @Butterfinger @jb72 @Andrew65 - thank you!! We're especially excited because we were able to get some beautiful hickory boards from the orchard where I work for the table top! I didn't marry my husband for his bookshelf-building skills, but it has definitely been a bonus!! 😂 12h
robinb Gorgeous! ❤️ 10h
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Lunchtime reading. Life is good.

TheAromaofBooks A bit jealous of your view!! 😍 2d
merelybookish Gorgeous view! 2d
janeycanuck @TheAromaofBooks @merelybookish It‘s definitely one of the best views I‘ve ever had for lunch. I‘ve spent almost as much time staring out the window as I have reading my book! 2d
BridgetteM Whoa. That‘s an amazing view! 😍 2d
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Last day in Banff - and I‘m spending it hopping from coffee shop to restaurant to coffee shop with a couple of books.

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Not sure how far I will get with this week's stack. Starting with a Christie, though, and those always read pretty fast. The bottom five are the next round of the 87th Precinct series, and those are usually snappy reads as well. Have never read Jurassic Park (or the sequel) so I am quite curious about those.

#WeeklyForecast @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I listened to the audio of Death On The Nile last week...I found it a little stale 🤷🏼‍♀️curious to see how you enjoy as we often have similar taste in books 2d
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - I read it several years ago and remember thinking it wasn't one of her strongest ones. I feel like some of her middle-year Poirot books were rather flat, but I still usually enjoy her characterizations and bits of philosophy. 😁 2d
veritysalter Death on the Nile is fabulous, I so wish I could read it for the first time again. The plot may not be her best, but her evocation of the steamer and the Nile are superb. 2d
TheAromaofBooks @veritysalter - even when a Christie isn't my favorite, it's still worth the read!! She does do an amazing job of giving a sense of place, especially in a situation like this - even if I went and took a cruise on the Nile today, it just wouldn't be the same as it was in the 1930's! 2d
Yoshi-and-a-book ❤️ Christie 1d
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Finally getting back to walking which means more time for audio books! This one is pretty awesome so far.

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I‘m definitely in full hibernation mode this week! 🤣

I have been binge watching the Poirot episodes that correspond to the tagged book, and starting to feel like I‘m ready to dive back into my Agatha Christie project (reading them in chronological order), after a long break!

Scochrane26 Where can I find these episodes? 5d
4thhouseontheleft @Scochrane26 I have DVD‘s from my library, and the later seasons I can stream on Hoopla 5d
Scochrane26 @4thhouseontheleft I‘ll look at my library. I know they now have acorntv, which is mainly British shows. 5d
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1. Physical books, although I do have a Kindle & use it from time to time.
2. Library. Most of the books I buy are used, so eBay, Thrift Books, etc.
3. No
4. N/A
5. Found this one used, so I snatched it up!!

#ThursdaySurvey @LaurensLibrary

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This one verges on so-so for me as I don't think it is one of Christie's best, and short stories in general aren't really my style. However I have a huge soft spot for Hastings, and do always find Poirot entertaining. It was just hard to get into the groove when the stories were so brief. Plus, there wasn't really a stand-out chapter for me. Enjoyable but not stellar.

Read this one for #agathachristieclubr2 @ferskner More challenges below ⬇️

TheAromaofBooks This one checked off a bunch!! #Jennyis30 - Detective @jenniferw88 || #ReadingEurope2020 - Belgium @LibraryBelle @BarbaraBB || #Booked2020 - Hat/Head Covering on Cover @cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @barbarathebibliophage || #LitsyAtoZ (Letter P) @bookishmarginalia || Multiple options for England, but I think I am going with Devon for #SeparatedbyaPondTour @Andrew65 7d
TheAromaofBooks For my own crazy bingo cards - Main Character is an Immigrant for #JanuaryBookBingo || Cozy Mystery for MysteryBookBingo || Short Story Collection for #ReadingBingo 7d
Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! That‘s called hitting the jackpot 🎰 🥳🥳🥳 7d
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BarbaraBB Haha, that are a LOT of prompts! 👏👏 7d
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB - Apparently short stories are good for something!! Plus it helps if you're trying to do like twenty challenges - bound to qualify for something, right?! 😂 7d
BarbaraTheBibliophage You go girl!! 7d
Andrew65 I enjoyed this when I read it last year. 7d
Librarybelle Awesome stacking of the challenges! 6d
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Death on the Nile (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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I know there is LOADS of love for Dame Agatha and especially Mr. Poirot, but I‘m just not amongst the fans. I find the humor stale and the characterization shallow. It‘s just a case of #ItsMeNotYou #DontRevokeMyLitsyLicense

julesG I like the films more than the books. 1w
CarolynM I read a lot of Agatha Christie in my early teens and liked them then, but I suspect I'd feel like you if I read them now. 1w
TrishB I love a good crime novel, but never liked Christie! 1w
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Cinfhen Oh good!! I‘m in GREAT company @TrishB @CarolynM @julesG I think the films are campy and that works well 1w
laurenslibrary I'm not a huge fan, either. She's not for everyone. 1w
TheAromaofBooks She isn't for everyone, and I also think that there is a wide range of quality among her books. Personally, I think the plotting is much tighter in her earlier books, while many of the later Poirot novels are a bit sloppy. I remember thinking that this was definitely one her more meh books - I thought it was an interesting choice to turn into a film this year. 1w
Scochrane26 I haven‘t read this one yet, but I loved the movie of Murder on the Orient Express a few yrs ago, so I want to see this movie. 1w
Cinfhen I‘m so happy to know others feel similarly about these books @laurenslibrary @TheAromaofBooks @Scochrane26 I thought I might be accused of blasphemy 🤭 1w
Scochrane26 @Cinfhen I do love some of her books, but I haven‘t really gotten too far into them yet. I‘ve read maybe 8-10 so far. I‘ll read Death on the Nile before the movie. I like the cast for the movie & enjoy Kenneth Branagh‘s mustache. 1w
Cinfhen Kennith Branagh makes a GREAT Poirot @Scochrane26 1w
lele1432 I loved Murder on the Orient Express (on audio narrated by Kenneth Branagh) but haven‘t read the other Poirot books. I read the Three Blind Mice story and hated it lol. I don‘t have much interest in the Miss Marple series except a couple. (edited) 1w
CafeMom I am reading The Murder of Roger Ackroyd which I think is Mr. Poirot's introduction. I am only 50 pages in but it hasn't grabbed me yet. I am glad that I am not alone. 1w
Cinfhen So nice to see others feel similarly @CafeMom @lele1432 I thought I was all alone in the Litsy corner 1w
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