Friday, 27 November 2020

A Day of Reading | Friday 20th November


After the intensity of being immersed in the Winternight trilogy I am currently reading books that require less of a commitment - think short stories & middle grade books.

10.25am
I started reading Midwinter Murder by Agatha Christie - completing the introduction and first short story. The first short story in this collection features Poirot, and it was interesting as it was a case where he didn't quite wrap the conclusion up correctly. 

2.30pm
Continuing with short story collections, I returned to Ghosts of Christmas Past which I briefly started the yesterday; I read the 2nd and 3rd story in this sitting. Whilst I liked both the stories, I was particularly drawn to Dinner for One by Jenn Ashworth... Haunting indeed.

If you've read my last few reading record posts, you'll know I've been loving these short story collections that take place around the festive season... However, they are definitely on the darker side, not your average festive fiction.

4.10pm
As dinner cooked away I read the second story within Midwinter Murder... This one was a Marple mystery and I found myself invested throughout. I have yet to come away from any Agatha Christie book disappointed, but I do always say I prefer Marple over Poirot when it comes to 'detectives'.

7.05pm
Taking a break from short stories, I began reading Greenglass House by Kate Milford, a middle grade book that takes place over the winter holidays. This is the first book in a series and I believe it to be an adventure/mystery - my favourite kind of MG. 

I read the first 49 pages (2 chapters) and am filled with wonder and intrigue as to where this book is going to take me.

9.45pm
I decided to conclude my day with one more short Agatha Christie mystery before calling it a night.

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6 comments

  1. I love the look of Midwinter Murder!

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  2. A.C's a Midwinter Murder is one I have on hold at the library. I hope that you like the collection. I love your visuals on each blog post - so appealing.

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    1. I have been really enjoying the collection - I hope you do too when your hold comes in.

      Ah, thank you!

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  3. I want to get Midwinter Murder. It's one of the books I was hoping to get to for the HoHoHo readathon but so far I haven't gotten that far yet ha ha.

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    1. Ah, well I hope you get round to reading it soon.

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