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text 2018-06-16 16:25
Relevant to the Baghdad Buddy Read!
They Came to Baghdad - Agatha Christie

A reminder about the buddy read planned for next week! The drinking and reading commences on 6/24/18!

 

And, on another note, a new Agatha Christie television adaptation has been announced - They Came To Baghdad! Link to article.

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review 2016-05-24 20:03
DNF @ pg. 37
Happy People Read and Drink Coffee - Agnes Martin-Lugand

This book is just so flat. It's like a cardboard cutout of what a grieving widow should look like. You know she should be sad, and broken. You know she should be unable to function, and need support. In this case though, it's hard to feel anything at all for our main character. She's one-dimensional, and I couldn't even muster a sad sigh on her behalf.

 

The other big issue that caused me to DNF this was the fact that it's so cliche. Apparently this book is meant to be turned into a movie,and I can see where that stems from. This is written in an extremely formulaic fashion, that will probably translate to screen much better than it does in novel form. Reading a book that should be filled with emotion, and feeling empty, makes me sad.

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review 2016-04-26 01:32
Happy People Read and Drink Coffee
Happy People Read and Drink Coffee - Agnes Martin-Lugand

 

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand is not about happy people, reading, or coffee. The book is translated from the original French, and I don't know if it loses something in the translation. Unfortunately, the cliche, don't judge a book by its cover, applies to this book but not in the way it is usually intended. The lovely cover, the title, and the description conjure a picture that the book does not deliver on.

 

Read my complete review at Memories From Books - Happy People Read and Drink Coffee

 

Reviewed based on a publisher’s galley received through NetGalley

 

Source: www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2016/04/happy-people-read-and-drink-coffee.html
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