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One of the best mysteries ever written. I thought I read this book but then I checked GoodReads for the date and this blog. I have read a lot less of Christie than I thought. It feels as if I've read more because I've watched several adaptations to her books including this one. I watched at least one version. As a result, I was spoiled to the big twist. I had forgotten the finer details…

This is one of those novels that seemed almost like nonfiction. It is based on Kerouac's actual journeys across America so a lot of it was probably real. The inconsistency and wildness seemed too strange to be fiction at times. I don't know what is fact and what is fiction. I liked Kerouac's style early on. Sal the protagonist is observant, perceptive and largely optimistic about life. The novel is set in a time just…

For the last couple of months, I've been watching mostly TV and rewatching movies and shows. I don't think I watched a new movie for almost two months until War Horse. War Horse (18 05 2013) - Review Here. Kinky Boots (25 05 13) - I remember seeing the trailer for this back in 2005 o 2006. I've liked Chiwetel Ejiofor since Dirty Pretty Things and the man should be more famous. He is wonderful…

I was apprehensive of this children's book mostly because I get very sad with animal stories. I remember watching Black Beauty (1994) as a kid, and being crying. I rarely cried during movies when I was younger, and even now, it's not that common for me. But animals are a soft spot for me, especially when they are exploited. I remember reading All Quiet on the Western Front and being appalled by the idea that…

This was a clever and well written book. It was ambitious and unique. It took me awhile to read this book. It was on my Kindle so I often forgot I had it and it didn't give me incentive to read it in time like my library books. The other reason I would forget about this book is the different narratives from this book. It is very well written and I liked it more than…

I am going to participating in the 2013 Book to Movie Challenge hosted by Doing Dewey. Yes, another 2013 Challenge. I think I'll take on one more and I'll be done for the yearly challenges. I think three 2013 challenges will be enough alongside my other ongoing challenges such as Classics Club, Pulitzer, Bookers, etc. This challenge is a breeze because I already do this naturally! I'm big on adaptations. Also, I'm a bit behind…