Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday 56 - And Then There Were None

This is a cool weekly thing from Story Time With Tonya.

1. Grab the book nearest you right now.
2. Turn to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like).
5. Post a link with your post to Storytime with Tonya and Friends.

And remember - no spoilers. We want to share books and suggest books - not spoil books!

"Mrs. Owen's jewels. Mrs. Owen my foot! I don't believe there's any such person."

Oooh, it makes me want to read it all over again! I loved this book. A great mystery - well, of course. It's Agatha Christie and I love her.

-And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie


Donna said...

I loved reading And Then There Were None. I reviewed it a few weeks ago. I'm going to check yours.

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Should I be ashamed to admit I haven't read one Christy book but remember watching the mini series as a child?

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been really wanting to read an Agatha Christie...thanks for stopping by my blog.

Live Out Loud said...

Agatha Christie's great! I started reading them as a child. 'The ABC Murders' chilled me - but in a good way. I loved it.

I'm reading and re-reading her books. Can't remember which I read and which I haven't!

A couple weeks ago, on a dark and stormy night, the PBS station played the new 'Murder on the Orient Express' and I have to say I did not like it much at all. The atmosphere was great but that was about it. It didn't seem to follow the book all that well and the tone of the book didn't come across. They changed the tone completely and they didn't need to do that.

You can just never read the book right before watching the film/TV - the film/TV doesn't do it justice.

We've got a computer game based on 'And Then There Were None' but we could never figure out how to get past a certain level. It's fun otherwise.

Thanks for stopping by - get some ( more) Christie in your life!!

Sherrie said...

I love reading Agatha Christie, I haven't read this one, I'll have to put this on my TBR list. Have a great day!

Just Books

Laura @ I'm Booking It said...

My daughter is now about the age I was when I started reading through my mother's shelf of Agatha Christie books. I should pick one up again, but I'm afraid it won't hold up... besides, so many books, so little time.

Live Out Loud said...

Laura@I'mBookingIt - I think she holds up. I love character-heavy, character-driven books but there's something about Christie that draws you in even though it's totally plot-driven.

Thanks for stopping by!

LadyD said...

I agree... books take you anywhere you want to go! :) Nice to hear from you again. I enjoy reading your comments.

Veggiemomof2 said...

I still haven't dug into her books yet. I really need to get on my TBR author list.

Kah Woei said...

HaHa. What's her jewels got to do with whether she exists or not ?

Mine's from The Turn of the Screw.

gaby317 said...

This is one of my favorites! I love Agatha Christie!

Thanks for dropping by Starting Fresh.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read anything by this author for a while.

I might need to find something I haven't read.

Bonnie said...

Oh, I read this one back in high school! I loved it!

Pls stop by my blog to pickup a Versatile Blogger Award I want to pass on to you. I really enjoy your blog.

Katnip Lounge said...

Well Rats! All I've got is my Kindle...we need Kindle rules to play!

I haven't read Agatha Christy since college (eons ago)...

Right now I'm reading Georgette Heyer's "Black Moth"--excellent!

Darlyn said...

Do you believe me I never read Agatha Christie? What a shame! Off I am to the corner =(

Live Out Loud said...

Darlyn - Yes! Off to the corner with you!! With an Agatha Christie, of course.

Bonnie - Thank you for the Award! My very first Blogging Award so it's extra cool.

Life Ramblings said...

This book is magnificent. One of the best books I've ever read in my teen years.

thanks for appreciating my travel pictures and leaving such wonderful comments in my blog. hope you'll be able to share some of your city pictures as well. happy weekend.

Buffy said...

This is my absolute favorite Christie.

Live Out Loud said...

Life Ramblings and Buffy, I think I agree. This may be the or one of the best ones out there.

Life Ramblings, I've got some city pics that'd be great and I'm planning on blogging them soon.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

Anonymous said...

Agatha Christie wrote great mysteries. She was the 1st adult mystery writer I ever read. Her books have stood the test of time -- they are still great!