Monday, April 20, 2015

Currently Reading | April

The Monogram Murder by Sophie Hannah - I was reluctant to read this new Poirot mystery. I am not a fan of fan fiction (unintentional lousy pun) and tend to view the genera as a bunch of cheap knock-offs. And when I have something I love as much as I love Agatha Christie and Poirot, I don't want imitations, I want the REAL thing. BUT...my mom read The Monogram Murders on the suggestion of a friend and thoroughly enjoyed it...as she never steers me wrong and is the biggest Poirot fan I know, I decided to give it a go and was surprised how much I enjoyed it! While not Agatha Christie (let's face it, that would be impossible) Sophie Hannah does an amazing job capturing the feel of Agatha Christie and, I believe, preserved the overall character of Poirot, with a few, minor exceptions. I have to say, unlike Agatha Christie, the ending was predictable and the motive was weak. But overall, a pleasant vacation read.

Won By Love by Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade - This book is just an amazing story of grace...an only-God-could story. Prepare for an emotional journey and some rather deep thinking.

Great Expectation by Charles Dickens - I'm not really sure how I got through English literature without reading this book...regardless, this is my first time through and Dickens has not disappointed...but then, has he ever? Reading this book is like having a bathtub full of sand and watching the sand spiral down the drain. Pip is asking for trouble and the big sister in me wants to reach into the pages and knock some sense into his crazy head...but I do promise, there is a happy ending.

What are you reading?

8 comments:

  1. I'm currently working on Mere Christianity (you'd think I'd have read it by now. I haven't.) and Thornton Wilder's Our Town for school. The first is powerful, of course, and the second a sweet, warm sort of spring-play. I'm also pecking very, very slowly at Walter Isaac's biography of Steve Jobs, as I find the man's genius both fascinating and inspiring. :)

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    1. I have been wanting to read Our Town! Sweet and warm books for the win :)

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  3. You have no idea how excited I am to find another Poirot fan! I thought my family and I were the only fans in the US that love Poirot. The TV series and movie are really popular in France, but I get the feeling that not many people know it over on this side of the ocean. I do have to say that I have not read the books (... and I should probably get on that!) And I'll add this book into my basket! :D

    Roxi - www.persianfrenchie.blogspot.com

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    1. High-five fellow Poiriot fan! My family LOVES Poirot...seriously, our go-to TV show when we want to watch something we know we love! :) And yes, read The Monogram Murders but first read Agatha Christie's books so you can compare...although no one captures Poirot like David Suchet and I can't read the books without seeing him as Poirot!

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  4. Thank you for adding to my reading list :) I still can't believe we were reading Won by Love at the same time - great mind truly do think alike!

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