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This post is totally dedicated to my darling oddmonster because not only will she be able to completely relate to what I'm about to write, she'll also do a reflexive fist pump upon reading it. *nods*

I bought new books at the book sale at my grandma's library today. $13 worth of books. The killer find was a set of 8 Agatha Christie books for $10. Hardcover. In perfect condition.
They consist of (in no particular order):
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Five Little Pigs
Cat Among the Pigeons
The Hollow
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The A.B.C. Murders
The Body in the Library
The Moving Finger

I unwittingly picked up The Mysterious Affair at Styles first and according to the synopsis it's the first Hercule Poirot novel. Is that correct? Is there any particular order I should read them in or are they fairly self-contained? No, I've never read Christie before, but I'm finding this first book to be very engaging.

So, Odd, it's your solemn duty to inform me of how I should proceed. Do it!

In other news, after reading through some of my old fic (handily housed at bay12_fic now), I have a hankering to write. I want to write Torchwood and Doctor Who and SGA and anything I can wrap my brain around. Too bad I just got sucked into these Agatha Christie books. Now I doubt I'll find the time to do anything but read and catch up on all the shows I've missed lately. Woe.

I think I also forgot to mention that my mom drove past the house the other day and she's reported that the scaffolding is off everywhere but the backside (HA! Backside!) and the house has been painted a lovely shade of mocha. I want to move so badly it hurts. 2 months!

And finally, I've watched through episode 10 of season 1 of Torchwood.
Things I've learned thus far:
TORCHWOOD is an anagram of DOCTOR WHO.
Apparently everyone in Cardiff is bisexual. Also, being of an alien species does not mean that you won't be having sex with one of the regulars.

Important stuff. Important stuff.

I have a wedding to go to tomorrow and a very pretty dress to wear to it. Yay!

I'm done.

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The Christie books are relatively self-contained, except for some of the Poirot and Marple books have an ordering.

So for instance you need to read Caribbean Mystery before Nemesis, but they're relatively few and far between.

Mysterious Affair at Styles is indeed the first Poirot.

Murder of Roger Ackroyd is awesome, and a standalone.

Although if we're going to get technical, Murder at the Vicarage is the first Marple (and so comes before Moving Finger and Body in the Library).

Oh and I ADORE The Hollow.

Hope that helps!

(*auxiliary fist-pump*)

See? This is exactly what I was expecting from you! THANK YOU!

Edited at 2008-07-05 06:03 am (UTC)

one of my favorite books growing up was an agatha christie. and right now i can not remember the name. i think it was 'sleeping murder'. it was a miss marple one. i remember i did 3 different book reports on it. one in elementary school, one in jr high and one in high school. i loved it so much i used to read it like every couple of years. why the f is the name escaping me? i'm pretty sure it was 'sleeping murder' though.

i also saw the play 'mousetrap' when i was in 7th grade or something. it was really good. not sure if that's a book as well or just a play.

Wow, Lace. I had no idea. It's like I'm seeing this whole new side to you. Agatha Christie reader. Awesome.

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