Each of us have childhood memories that we look back to with nostalgia. It makes us smile thinking of the wonderful childhood we have had where the interaction with our parents plays a great role. I have grown up listening to stories from my mother and all the books she had read or reading. I remember sitting mesmerized listening to her going on and on about the stories and the authors. She had a particular liking for Agatha Christie, the most famous crime author of the last century. My mother used to recommend books to me all the time and played a major role in developing my interest and taste in them.
The first book that I read of this crime author was The Murder on the Orient Express. It left me stunned. It was so engrossing that I just read it start to end. I couldn't do anything else unless I finished the book. Her writing style is so crisp and makes you want to read more. The introduction and development of the characters, their peculiar habits and observations, is just phenomenal. Hercule Poirot being the most favorite obviously.
After the first book, there was no stopping me. I have lost count of the number of books I have read which are authored by Agatha Christie. Some of them being Hercule Poirot's Christmas, After the Funeral, Mrs. Mcginty's dead, Halloween Party, Dead Man's Folly, The Mysterious Affair at Styles and of course her masterpiece - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd!
With every book I read, it just makes me wonder how can one think of such plots and twists and characters. But I guess only a genius like Agatha Christie can!
As a matter of fact, in 2013, her book - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - was voted the best crime novel by 600 fellow writers of the Crime Writers' Association. Well, this one gets my vote too!
A must read author for all who love crime fiction and are a fan of crisp yet engaging writing.
Now, here’s an expat mantra if ever there was one! It reminds me of one of my fave quotes from John Lennon, ‘Everything will be alright in the end. If it’s not, it’s not the end’.⠀
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Love this pillowcase from @spreadthebooklove but I don't read much after my bedtime. Not that I have a bedtime. I just get tired when its getting late so I have to close my eyes 😅 Do you read last your bedtime?
Hi Hey Hello!!! Hope that all of you are doing well!! I started reading Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend and this book sucked me in the moment I read the first chapter but since I have college and being sick because of the weather I'm not able to just sit and read straight without being interrupted by something called REAL LIFE!! But so far I'm really liking it.
Lately I've been reading and not bothering with posting in Instagram about my thoughts and such but i did posts some stuff in Litsy because I'm starting to feel like this community here in Instagram is starting to feel like a competition rather than meeting other readers, no comments and not many likes when I post, I know maybe it's because of the algorithm but still I feel like that I'm not part of this community and sometimes I feel like my posts are hideous and stuff like that. Anyways, no negativity or hate I'm such sharing my thoughts that's all.
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Well I'm a day behind as usual, but what can you really expect when I've had to spend the majority of my weekend taking down the Christmas decorations and the tree? Lol but who am I kidding, while I got the decorations, stockings, and all of the ornaments put up, the tree (with its lights) is still standing. Maybe I'll put my Valentine's decorations on it? And am I the only one with my tree still standing? ********* So day 20 of #thereadersbooknook was Memoirs....I finally got my hands on this beauty a couple of weeks ago after looking for it (at my used bookstore) FOREVER!!! And wouldn't you know, when I finally found it there were two hardbacks and a paperback available, so I was actually able to take my pick 😏😏 ******** #bookstagram#books#memoir#bibliophile#booksofinstagram#onwriting#stephenking#booknerd#bookworm#constantreader#lovetoread#stephenkingfans
“Punishments include such things as flashbacks, flooding of unbearable emotions, painful body memories, flooding of memories in which the survivor perpetrated against others, self-harm, and suicide attempts.”
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Time to read this beauty😍
🎧From the Dining Table - Harry Styles🎧
Noah Marshall has known a privileged and comfortable life thanks to his mother, the highly decorated chief of the Austin Police Department. But all that changes the night she reveals a skeleton that's been rattling in her closet for years, and succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family's life. Reeling with grief, Noah is forced to carry the burden of this shocking secret.
Gracie Richards wasn't born in a trailer park, but after fourteen years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it's all she knows anymore. At least here people don't care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop, murdered in a drug deal gone wrong. Here, she and her mother are just another family struggling to survive...until a man who clearly doesn't belong shows up on her doorstep.
Despite their differences, Noah and Gracie are searching for answers to the same questions, and together, they set out to uncover the truth about the Austin Police Department's dark and messy past. But the scandal that emerges is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.
The Country Bookshelf Book Club meets on Tuesday at 7pm! Not enough time to finish “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States?” Stop by to chat anyway and pick up the book for February 27th, “Difficult Women” by Roxane Gay.
@patriots win ✔️ banana bread (see in story 👆🏼) ✔️ and now finally sharing my latest Book Talk with you! ✔️ R.J. Palacio’s Wonder has to be one of the most heart warming and wonderful books that I’ve ever read. I can’t recommend it enough! XO 👉🏼 http://everydaysarahjane.com/2018/01/21/wonder-by-r-j-palacio/
Still working on the new apartment #bookshelves ... also bought a light box the other day and my husband used it to write me a surprise message. Love him so much. Working on that middle little shelf for just #funkopop . Loving the way it’s turning out. #books#bookstagram#lovetoread
What was the last really great book you read, just for you? Not a parenting book, or something for work... a book just completely for pleasure?
I am a complete and hopeless book nerd. 📚🤓 In college, after a year as a business major, I picked up English as a second major solely because I craved reading something other than a business textbook again. And when motherhood forced my regular book club into extinction, I started @momsbooknook with my friend Laura from @sunnydayfamily to fill the gap.
Now in its third year, we've put out our complete book list for 2018. We read one book each month, and open it up for discussion at the end of the month. Next week we open up our January discussion for this month's pick: Ready Player One (hitting the big screen in March, directed by Steven Spielberg - because you HAVE to read the book before the movie comes out.)
For anyone looking to up their reading game in 2018 - or just get fun new recommendations and join a great group of women that 'Reads Well With Others' and loves to talk about books, check out the direct 🔗 in my bio. Come join us for #MomsBookNook !