Posted in Answer a question

Perfect setting

Do you have an ideal setting to read in? If so, what is it?

Mine is being at home where I don’t have to worry about being bothered, first of all. I also don’t have to worry about noise or a lot of distractions. My hubby is likely to have the tv on but I can always go to another room in the house to get away from that noise. The tv actually doesn’t bother me a whole lot because I may just be use to it. Plus, I don’t have to worry about someone walking up to me and talking to me right when I’m in the middle of my book, especially if I get to a good part and I want to continue reading.

Second of all, if the weather decides it wants to be gloomy outside, then I prefer to stay home and read. Like yesterday for instance, it was really cold and it was snowing when I got up. I wanted to stay at home where it was nice and warm so I could read but that doesn’t pay the bills unfortunately. So I had to brave the cold and go off to work. I can also stay home if it’s raining outside, especially if it’s storming.

Last but not least, I can do with a nice hot chocolate if it’s cold outside. If it’s during the warmer months, then I’ll find something cold to drink like a Baja Blast Mt. Dew or one of the many flavored waters I have.

I’d love to hear about your ideal setting to read in in the comments below.

Posted in Literature, mystery

“Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie

I have another book crossed off my list. This was one of those books that was made into a movie and I wanted to make sure I read the book before I watched the movie. The only bad thing I can say about this book is that the end was spoiled for me before I got to finish it. I enjoyed the book very much, just like I did the other books I’ve read from Agatha Christie. It just bothers me when someone spoils the ending before I’m finished reading. I don’t normally do that to someone else unless they give me their permission first. Anyway, the book was still great enjoyable. I’m now considering reading some more books from Agatha Christie after reading this and a couple of others.

Synopsis: “The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.

Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.