AUGUST BOOKISH FAVORITES- 21/8/2017

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Hello my beautiful friends! After two posts traveling the world with Agatha Christie, we are back to our regular programming with this week’s version of Friday Bookish Favorites for a little inspiration for your weekend.                                               WHAT I AM READING   “There’s rich, there’s filthy rich, and then there’s crazy reach”  (People)   This fabulous book!   “When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in…

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FRIDAY BOOKISH FAVORITES: Traveling the World with Agatha Christie | PART 2

Agatha Christie adventure books

Hello and happy Friday! How is your summer going? As promised, here is the second part of my summer recommendations if you are interested in reading a new Agatha Christie book. If you want to see my first three recommended books (Egypt, south coast of England and Iraq), click here. So, if you are heading to your vacation or you just want to spend a lazy summer afternoon with a good mystery, keep on reading!   Let’s start with the one with the “most exotic” title…        …

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FRIDAY BOOKISH FAVORITES: The Summer with Agatha Christie edition

Friday bookish Favorites - Agatha Christie

Happy Friday my friends and welcome to S.U.M.M.E.R!!!!!! Today, I have a very special edition for you! For this week’s Friday Favorites,  I have compiled a list of my favorite Agatha Christie books that I think will be perfect for your summer reading! They are part of her “foreign travel”  books taking place in exotic locations and they will satisfy your wanderlust until your own vacation!   Let’s start with one of the most famous of her books. If you are new to her work, this is a wonderful book…

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7.12.2016 – An Hercule Poirot’s Christmas Day…

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Good morning my friends and welcome to our Blogmas 2016! The month of December is such an exciting month, don’t you agree? Everything is a little brighter, cozier, just more sparkly… December 7th was my son’s 11th birthday!!!!!! I baked him a cake, a Maltesers Chocolate Cake from Nigella Lawson’s Feast: Food to Celebrate Life  which i then decorated with Maltesers and Smarties. It was too sweet for my taste but it looked very impressive!   Do you see the book on the stand? It’s called Christmas for Greta and Gracie. If…

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A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie

Review of the "A Caribbean Mystery" by Agatha Christie | www.upcloseandbookish.com

    A Miss Marple Mystery “An exquisitely smooth technique that is uniquely Christie’s”  -New York Times     So, my lovely friends… “Would you like to see a picture of a murderer?”    “As Jane Marple sat basking in the tropical sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Then a question was put to her by a stranger: ‘Would you like to see a picture of a murderer?’ Before she has a chance to answer, the…

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