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Reading the Classics #2: Agatha Christie

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Reading the Classics #2: Agatha Christie
Swap Coordinator:martingale (contact)
Swap categories: Books 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:International
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:March 29, 2014
Date items must be sent by:April 26, 2014
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

So, we're going to move into the Twentieth Century for the next Classics read and embark on some classic crime fiction with Agatha Christie.

For those of you who are new to the Classics swaps, each swap will ask you to read one book which you haven't read from a specific author. If you have read everything that author has written, then you can go back and re-read your favourite, but the idea is to read those classics which you might not have read before. Once you have read the book, you need to write a letter to your partner about it. In line with all of the other Carpe Librum swaps, I am going to give you a series of questions to guide you in what to write, but it isn't essential. But please write at least one A4 page.

  • What was the story about? Did you know the story before you read it?
  • Did you like the book? What did you like about it?
  • What, if anything, did you dislike or find difficult about it?
  • Why do you think this author/book is a classic?
  • Would you read any more by this author?
  • Have you seen any films/TV series/other adaptations of this book? If so, how did they compare?
  • How is this book relevant today, if at all?

I have a list of authors to use, but if there are any authors in particular you'd like to read, just let me know. We can look at British, European, Australian, Russian, French or indeed any other classics and we be doing a mix of traditional and modern classics too.

So choose a book by Agatha Christie. You can see her bibliography here (there are no shortage of choices!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AgathaChristiebibliography

As the classics tend not to be quick or easy to read, I will give you 4 weeks from end of sign up to get this swap out, but of course, you can start reading straight away.

Discussion

KateKintail 03/23/2014 #

I've been wanting to read "And Then There Were None" for 20+ years now. This may be what I need to get me to finally read it!

ImzadiRose 03/23/2014 #

And Then there were None was the only Agatha book I've ever read, and I loved it! :) I hope you enjoy it if you try it.

KateKintail 03/24/2014 #

I was completely hooked on Poirot mysteries as a young teen (used to devour them when I was babysitting and the kids had gone to sleep). I read a few Miss Marples, but I always secretly regretted not branching out properly to her other works.

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