“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.“ – Patrick Sweeney
It is Blogmas Day 2!!
Cold, icy, wintery nights are great for three things: a warm drink, a festive film, or a book you can’t seem to put down. There is something enjoyable about sitting on the couch, wrapped in a blanket by the fireplace with a good book in one hand and a hot cup of tea in the other. Sweet treats and savory snacks within reach and the smell of festive cakes baking in the oven; those are the best nights.
I recently finished a book known to be an Agatha Christie classic mystery story, formerly known as And Then There Were None. It was one of those books that when you finished it and looked up at the world around, you are still stuck in the binds of the plot and twists of the novel. I first picked up this book because it is considered to be a classic and I felt as though I owed it to Agatha to read this piece of literature for the sake of it being a classic tale (great reasoning, I know 🙂 ).
I don’t want to spoil the story, but it follows the lives of 10 individuals who are unacquainted and find themselves all invited to the house of their mystery host. It is a gripping tale of confusion and fear, strategically written and cleverly thought out. The ending was unexpected and it left me smiling out of appreciation for Agatha’s deliberate deceptions. I truly recommend this book, it is not a “scary story”, rather it is a thrilling mystery novel that builds around uncovering the connection between these ten strangers (Mom, it is on my desk 🙂 ).
It is the perfect blend of wittiness and mystery for this time of year, when the overcast weather and chilly nights make for a cozy evening in. I never used to like reading, in fact, my Mom would try and force me to read because I found staring at a page of words to be an utter waste of my time. However, times change and I have found a place in my heart for these captivating compilations of fictional characters and intriguing plot lines. I think my favorite part is imagining each character and how I would picture them to look. It is always funny to watch a movie that has been based on a book and then suddenly find yourself uncomfortable because the casting was not accurate to your image of the characters. But that is the beauty of books: they are made for imagination to run wild as the author brings you into their world.
I do hope you pick up a copy of this book, it is an interesting read (and a great gift 😉 )! Let me know what your top “must read” book is, I would love to pick up a new book for the holidays approaching 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day and I will talk to you all tomorrow for Blogmas Day 3!!
All the Best,
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