This one is going to be a short one, folks, as I’m off to my parents for Father’s Day. Bottom line: I’m back to reading Agatha Christie for the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge. For several months, I had stopped reading Agatha Christie, not because I didn’t like her, but mainly because I had lost my reading mojo. Also what didn’t help was that I got stuck on a book with recurring characters I didn’t like.
To that end, I’ve decided if I don’t like the characters, I’m going to skip those particular books. For the Agatha Christie enthusiasts in the house, those characters are Tommy and Tuppence. Sorry, folks, but they seem too — eh, I’m trying to think of the word here — “frivolous,” I guess I’d say, to me. Yes, none of her characters are exactly — eh, I’m trying to think of the words here — “earth-shatteringly important” — that’s not quite right, but they will do in a pinch. Yes, it might mean I don’t fulfill the challenge as set forth by Kerrie. However, I’ve never been one to live by rules of challenges or memes or…heck, life.
So which Agatha Christie book am I reading now you may ask? Well, you may ask and I might not answer. No, I will. It’s A Body In The Library, which is a Miss Marple book. I’m about halfway through (only 160 pages) and am enjoying it thus far. It’s good to be back to reading Dame Agatha’s works.
I’ll leave you with today’s Moment of Zen, my favorite Father’s Day speech (well, sort of, the word “father” is in it) in a movie: