Saturday, December 19, 2009

Six Sentence Saturday

Welcome to Six Sentence Saturday.
Where I try to express my thoughts on recent reads using only 6 sentences!!!!.
At the end of each review I will post a
rating scale of 1-5 using the cute and original (lol) Playing Cards.
Rating scale will be as follows:

5 of Hearts- You must read this book NOW!!
4 of Hearts- A great read, put it on your TBR list.
3 of Hearts- Glad I read but no big deal

2 of Hearts- Why did I finish this?
Joker Card - Don't bother (why did I?)

The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin Mystery #1) by M.C. Beaton
** Can I just say that I'm in love with Agatha Raisin???? She's the main character of this cozy mystery series and she couldn't be any gruffer if she tried. That's what I like about her...she's not soft and gooey, but rather a tough ol' bird who has worked hard to make it in the world. She's retired and living in a quaint village Carsely. Even though it looks like a postcard there is a lot going on in this "picturesque" place and Agatha has her nose in all of it!! There wasn't a dull moment and I do not hesitate to recommend this to anyone!!!

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Surrender Bay (Nantucket Series #1) by Denise Hunter
** I hesitate to pigeon-hole this book as Christian fiction even though that is how it is categorized. Unlike some books in this genre, not once does the author ever bring God or faith into the story. Her plot line was feasible and how each person dealt with their issues was well-written. My only problem with this book is that now I look at my husband and wish he could be romantic like Landon Reed!!! At the back of the book Denise explains how her story is an allegory of a certain story or scripture in the Bible. I really enjoyed this book and eagerly look forward to the next in the series.

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Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
** I seriously love Christie's writing and I can't get enough of it. In this book we meet Hercule Poirot for the first time. What a wonder Christie has such a following...she knows how to draw her reader in and make a connection with her cast . The murder takes place at a mansion named Styles where Hastings (another recurring character with Poirot) is to meet up with his old college chum. Once again, I was looking at all of the wrong people and felt like a fool when I found out "who done it." I feel like I need to start writing down the clues and seeing what I come up with before the villain is revealed!!!

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  1. I used to read Agatha Christie all the time when I was in high school. I have a couple of her books on my shelf that I haven't read and probably should. I remember loving the ones I read.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  2. i'd be afraid to read that one....yeah ummmmmmmmmmm cuz i'd look at brian and say...."ummmmm see....romance does exist!!!" LOL LOL LOL!!! Great reviews! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. I love the playing cards. Agatha Christie was a fave of mine growing up. I may have to check her out again.

  4. You had a great reading week! Mine wasn't so good. I hope it picks up soon.

  5. Fabulous week you had! Agatha is just too funny. I just finished There goes the Bride, the newest one in the series. You shouldn't feel like a fool with Agatha Christie, she is a master at giving out red herrings. I can never seem to figure out whodunnit either.

    Have wonderful holiday week.

  6. I would like the Agatha Raisin character!! You had a great reading week.

  7. Popping in to say hello to you!!! Sorry I've been such a bad bloggy friend. I've been away from blogging for almost a month and a half!!!

    I hope that you are doing great!!!

  8. Both the title Quiche of Death and the character name Agatha Raisin sound so quirky and fun - I'm definitely looking for this one!

  9. Looks like you had a good streak of reading there, Staci. :-) I love Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot.

  10. Glad to see you are reading some great books Staci! I love when you get going on a good streak! Are you off for vacation yet?

  11. I'm a big fan of Agatha Christie's books too. I've never read the Agatha Raisin series but I'd love to now. Your review make me want to go out and buy one now!

  12. so sad that our husbands will never measure up to fiction :)

  13. Agatha Raisin and Agatha Christie...I'd say you've had a great week!

  14. cute name - Agatha Raisin.

    I read Surrender Bay and really liked it too. I'll have to revisit it sometime next year.

  15. You can never go wrong with a Christie book. and I don't think I'll be having any quiche any time sson :)


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