Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy Year of the Dragon!

It's the 3rd day of Chinese New Year!! I've been ill for 2 out of the 5 days I've been back home. Worst luck! Been hit by one of those cholera-like bug nesting in the nasty sushi-bits at the lunch buffet on Thursday. This has put a damper on my Sushi-mini-obsession for a bit. It'll be quite a while before I can brave nibble any sushi without first thinking of those hourly toilet-visits, cramp-like abdominal twists preceeding each visit and the hit of nausea in a background of lethargy.

It's brilliant to be home. I've been re-reading my Agatha Christie books. Spurred on by my listening to the Agatha Christie whoddunit audiobooks I got from the brother for christmas. So here's the list of books I'm raced through in my limited time at home.
1. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd ( I cheated and read the first chapter...and the last interesting bits where he sums things up. Poirot I mean)
2.Cat Among Pigeons. ( Read most of it....lovely book. Clearly the top three Christie books)
3.A Pocket Full of Rye.
4.Why Didn't They Ask Evans.( only read the last bit..I prefer the movie version)
5.Murder in Mesopotamia( Yes...nice book. I read every word of it until late in the night)
6.Dead Man's Folly ( Again...I prefer the movie version I watched some years back..)
7.By the Pricking of My Thumbs. Which is my current reading material this morning. Am at page 92.

What's particularly lovely about the last book is I've clearly forgotten the story line completely for now. And am reading this book..for the FIRST time. You see, sometimes it's nice to have a rotten memory.


Anonymous said...

Love agatha christie too...lately as i need to study its the only non academic book that i allow myself to read....

letti said...

i used to get a kick out of a character from "A Murder is Announced" being named Lettitia ( different spelling, but what the hey, right? :)