I think I’ve mentioned before that I really enjoy mysteries that are cozy and set in the early 1900s. So I decided to try a new series, which is always very exciting, but also a bit daunting: what if you waste your time getting to know a whole new setting and a bunch of characters, when you could’ve been reading something much better? It’s a gamble and unfortunately I think I lost when I read Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody.
So why shouldn’t I take on a difficult task and accept money?
Being sick and stuck at home means there is time to read some books so here’s a mini review of a recent book I read. Cat Among the Pigeons is one of Agatha Christie’s books with Hercule Poirot involved in the case.
“Everybody always knows something,” said Adam, “even if it’s something they don’t know they know.”
I hadn’t read this one before so my knowledge of this story was based on the Poirot tv series episode from 2009.
Westend is a book that caught my attention because it’s a story about a bad time that I barely remember: the depression that shook Finland in the 90s. I was just a child back then and have just vague memories of these grown-up worries, so it was really interesting to pick up this book and dive into the time that affected so many in our country.
There are days that draw a line: before and after. Time is cut in two. What we’re left with are two stories: story of loss and story of surviving.
(Freely translated from Finnish.)
I was pleasantly surprised how quickly I read through Westend and how many nostalgic thoughts it brought out.
First book read to kickoff the Reading Challenges! A new year deserves a gentle start, right? So what better than to read something that makes you feel like you could have a glass of your favorite beverage and just enjoy something easy and light.
I’m serious. Life is short. Too short for such obvious anxiety.
(Translated freely from the Finnish edition of the book.)
I wanted to read something that would switch off my brain in a good way and for that Paris For One and Other Stories worked well. 🙂
2020 has started and I wish you all a joyful year! Personally I am hoping that 2020 will bring better health as 2019 was a surprisingly bad year health-wise. As a result, my new year’s resolution is to put my well-being first and slow down to prevent breaking down.
And what’s the best way of slowing down? Reading! Except if you’re racing to complete a Reading Challenge, or TWO Reading Challenges like me this year. Yes, that’s right: I will try to handle two Reading Challenges, yikes.