Tag Archives: Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None

I know I’ve already praised the words of Agatha Christie, but I will praise her again and again (yes, so that means there’s another one of her novels coming up on the posts).

This one, although fantastic, was not one that is simple language – I say this because a lot of the things I read have a pretty low Lexile (can you tell I used to teach English?).

For those of you who haven’t read this classic, the story is based on a poem by Frank Green, “Ten Little Soldier Boys”. The poem has gone by many different names – several of them are pretty controversial. Ah, literature, one of the most historic controversial tools, but I digress. This poem is the outline of the novel. I’d say I’m giving things away, but 1. Agatha Christie already does that by putting the poem into the novel and 2. theย way people die is still a matter of mystery, which is why you should definitely read it.

Iย really enjoyed the ending, and, have I told you how picky I am about endings? It’s Kelsie approved!

I plan on reading a few more of her Novels, particularly the Hercule Poirot series. Did you see they are making another of his books a movie? Speaking of movies, Little Brown just announcedย Goldfinch is in the process of production for its movie! I will say that following publishing companies on Instagram is one of the better choices I’ve made recently. Speaking of Instagram, if you want to follow me on Instagram, it’s @kelsie.leeann – if you’re a dog person you’ll see my new puppy about four times. Try reading and writing with that goofball around!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Today turned out to be a snow day for me, so my afternoon will involve a blanket, tea, Netflix, and a book. Have a great Monday!

Murder on The Orient Express

I know most (and by most I mean all) of the books I talk about are fairly new releases, but I haven’t really experienced a lot of modern literature; there weren’t many classes for that at my university.

So I recently read my first Agatha Christie novel: Murder on The Orient Express. I know what I’m saying isn’t really new news, but goodness what an amazing writer!

I love the way she sets up this novel. And if you haven’t seen the new movie, it’s okay, but, as always, the book was better.

This year one of my goals as a reader is to experience way more genres than I’m use to. There’s many worlds out there, and if I’m picky, I might miss the best ones!