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text 2019-02-16 23:35
Reading progress update: I've read 170 out of 220 pages.
The Mystery Of The Blue Train - Agatha Christie

"The squirrel, my good Georges, collects nuts. He stores them up in the autumn so that they maybe of advantage to him later. To make a success of humanity, Georges, we must profit by the lessons of those below us in the animal kingdom. I have always done so. I have been the cat, watching the mouse hole. I have been the good dog, following up the scent and not taking my nose from the trail. And also, my good Georges, I have been the squirrel. I have stored away the little fact here, the little fact there. I go now to my store and I take out one particular nut, a nut that I stored away - let me see, seventeen years ago."

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text 2019-02-16 22:29
Reading progress update: I've read 127 out of 220 pages.
The Mystery Of The Blue Train - Agatha Christie

"You confess that you read detective stories, Miss Grey. You must know that anyone who has a perfect alibi is always open to grave suspicion."

"Do you think that real life is like that?" asked Katherine, smiling.

"Why not? Fiction is founded on fact."
"Perhaps. Anyway, if I was a criminal I should not like to have Hercule Poirot on my track."

 

 

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text 2019-02-16 21:17
Reading progress update: I've read 62 out of 220 pages.
The Mystery Of The Blue Train - Agatha Christie

"You are right. You are quite right. I am in terrible trouble. I - I should like to tell you something about it, if I may.

 

"Oh, dear," Katherine thought to herself, "how extraordinarily alike the world seems to be everywhere! People were always telling me things in St. Mary Mead, and it is the same thing here, and I don't really want to hear anybody's troubles."

 

I wonder that Agatha never brought Katherine Grey back for a second appearance.

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text 2019-02-16 19:40
Reading progress update: I've read 90 out of 383 pages.
The Mystery of the Blue Train - Agatha Christie

Just finished the chapter in which Katherine is buying her new clothes, which wasn´t the most exciting thing to read about. I´m waiting impatiently for the murder.

 

 

And the whole set up of the story with all these characters and seperate plot lines is a little bit too convoluted for my taste.

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text 2019-02-16 18:36
Reading progress update: I've read 44 out of 220 pages.
The Mystery Of The Blue Train - Agatha Christie

We have a mention of St. Mary Mead! Where is Miss Marple!

 

Also, Miss Viner is a poisonous old beast:

 

And so you've come into a lot of money I hear. Well, well. Take care of it. And you're going up to London to have a good time? Don't think you'll get married, though, my dear, because you won't. You're not the kind to attract the men. And besides, you're getting on. How old are you now?"

"Thirty-three," Katherine told her.

"Well," remarked Miss Viner doubtfully, "that's not so very bad. You've lost your first freshness, of course."

 

All right - I'm heading off to the bookstore, but I'll get back to the Blue Train in an hour or so!

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