Last night was book club, this months read was Murder on the Orient Express. I’ve had a copy of this on my book shelves for years but have never read this or in fact any Agatha Christie novels, nor have I ever seen any on the TV, so I was looking forward to it. I made the mistake of thinking that I would leave the reading of this till nearer the time of the meeting as it’s a pretty thin book and wouldn't take long to read. Fail.
Agatha Christie apparently rode The Orient and fell in love with it, and fans are said to go on it to check out the detail in the book. I also read that part of the plot was picked up from some headlines at the time.
My plan of reading at the weekend was foiled when I was called in to cover at work, so I lost 8 hours of what would have been reading time. I won’t make that mistake again. I remembered the feeling of not having my homework to hand in. The most annoying part being I am actually really enjoying the book.
I wasn’t the only one to not finish it though, in fact only 2 members had finished it, and this is bad for spoilers, you can’t really discuss a ‘whodunit’ properly without giving away parts of the plot.
I ate far too much cake. And cookies. And now I can’t find my copy of the book, I must have left it on the table there. Or it could be in the car. I love that copy, it’s really old and with yellowing pages.. Luckily I had another copy (see pic) that I found under my chair (Yep I’m one of those people). When I finish it I will include it in my next recent reads post.
So you could say this book club meeting pretty much sucked. Apart from the fact that we introduced a new member, the cake was delicious the tea bottomless and we all had a very good gossip, and really in;t that all part of what a book club is about?