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Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Book surprises!
« on: April 25, 2020, 02:14:57 pm »
I can't remember what book it was, but I found a book in a bookstore, brand new, with the cover printed upside down!

I checked all the other copies, and they were right side up. So I bought it, thinking it might be worth something.

The surprise came when I got home, and realized that you could just take the jacket off and put back on right side up...

Knives Out is available to rent on Apple TV right now for $6.00. Also on Youtube for $6.00.

Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Jokes, Quotes and Anecdotes
« on: March 28, 2020, 11:12:25 am »
Talking about dying messages in The Tragedy of X, by Ellery Queen (originally as by Barnaby Ross), Drury Lane says:

"... there are no limits to which the human mind cannot soar in that unique, god-like instant before the end of life."

"The Man With the Twisted Lip" blew my mind when I was a kid.

What I'm Reading / Re: My latest read is...
« on: January 04, 2020, 09:59:14 am »
I don't see a lot of old books on here but I do like them. I'm working my way through Margaret Millar and just finished the amazing A Stranger in My Grave.

Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Bookmarks?
« on: January 03, 2020, 10:14:02 am »
I have so many bookmarks and I have almost never used one in a book.

For some reason I can pick up any book I've been reading and pretty quickly flip to the page I was on.

... does anyone else do this?

Favorites / Re: ISO Favorite books or series for young readers
« on: June 12, 2019, 09:35:28 am »
For YA, I always recommend The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. It won the Newbery Medal.

Great mystery for YA and older readers too!

Top Ten Lists / Top 10 Agatha Christie
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:32:35 am »
This is my Top 10 list of Agatha Christies:

(I prefer Miss Marple to Poirot)

A Murder is Announced
The Moving Finger
Murder at the Vicarage
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The ABC Murders
4:50 from Paddington
Sleeping Murder
Murder for Christmas
The Body in the Library

Welcome and General Discussion / Re: Say Hi and Introduce Yourself
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:22:44 am »
Hi, I'm happy to find this place!

Are there any other Agatha Christie fans here? I have read almost all of her books and I've never found anything else as good.

I'm going to put my favorites in the Top Ten topic.


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