I am a procrastinator, so suddenly my post for the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Blog Carnival Tour was upon me and I had no idea on what I was going to write. Last year on a similar tour, I wrote about the Russian band named Agata Kristi. However, I knew I couldn’t do that again, so on what could I write?
Then I began to think about how I was introduced to the writings of Agatha Christie, and it got me thinking how you also might have been introduced to Agatha Christie? Why not share our stories on how we discovered Dame Christie’s works?
Let me begin:
My story is simple. It was my mother who introduced me to Christie when I was a teenager. It was around the same time she introduced me to Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth, John Le Carre and Alistair MacLean. I don’t remember which Christie I read first, but I’m going to guess it was either And Then There Were None or Murder On The Orient Express, two of my favorites.
To date, I’ve read 25 of her 80-plus novels. I read most of them last year and only a few this year. Later this month, I hope to pick up the pace a bit by reading at least two more for the next carnival.
So how were you introduced to Agatha Christie? Was it a relative, a friend, a movie, TV series or play based on one of her works? Or did you discover her on your own?
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