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Thanks Everyone!

AgathaChristieI wanted to thank everyone again for a wonderful weekend of Agatha Christie!¬†It’s been a delight and pleasure to read everyone’s contributions! I learned more about Agatha Christie, learned about some stories I had never read, some movies I had never seen, new ideas and appreciation for her work. I also now have a list of books and films I need to read and see. ūüôā

In case anyone missed any posts, I wanted to put up this quick link to all three recaps.

Day 1 – Hercule Poirot

Day 2 – Miss Marple

Day 3 – Non-Poirot and Miss Marple

And thanks again, Domi, for your wonderful idea of having an Agatha Christie Blogathon and inviting me to co-host!

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2016 in Books, Movies

 

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Agatha Christie Blogathon: Day 2 Recap

It’s been a wonderful Day 2 of the Agatha Christie Blogathon! We have had Miss Marples of all kinds – in between the pages, as Margaret Rutherford, as Helen Hayes. We also have some¬†more Hercule Poirot posts, as well. Proving that one cannot possibly have too much Agatha Christie!

Tomorrow, there will be a recap of all the posts related to everything Agatha Christie that is NOT related to Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot.

rutherford-marpleOld Hollywood Films overviews Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple.

the-murder-at-the-vicarageCleopatra Loves Books reviews the novel The Murder at the Vicarage.

caribbeanmysterySilver Scenes gives us Helen Hayes in A Caribbean Mystery.

murder-she-said-torchFiction Fan’s Book Reviews reviews both the novel¬†4:50 From Paddington¬†and the 1961 film adaptation¬†Murder, She Said.

The Duchess getting strangled

Christina Wehner (ahem) writes about Miss Marple, Sleeping Murder, and The Duchess of Malfi.

Updates to the Hercule Poirot Day 1 Recap can be found here.

Thanks so much everyone for making this another fabulous day of posts! And thanks so much to you, Domi, for suggesting this blogathon and co-hosting!

 

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2016 in Books, Movies

 

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Announcing the Agatha Christie Blogathon!

AgathaChristieLittle Bits of Classics and I are thrilled and excited to announce the Agatha Christie Blogathon РThe Queen of Crime!

When? 

September 16th-18th

Why?

The inspiration for this blogathon is¬†Domi’s of¬†Little Bits of Classics. It is in honor of Agatha Christie’s 126th birthday on the 15th of September.

Rules

All things Agatha Christie are welcome! Anything and everything – her life, her writing style, her characters, her books, the movie adaptations of her books, tributes, retrospections – the more the better! We want to honor everything about the great lady.

The only rules we have are that we are¬†Not Allowing¬†Duplicates on individual¬†Books¬†because there are so many we hope to see covered. There are quite a few movies, too, so we thought we would put a limit of Two Posts¬†Per Movie.¬†However, there is no limit on how many posts can be written about Agatha Christie, her life or her characters. And if you want to compare a book with a movie, even though someone’s already chosen that movie or book singly, that’s great, too!

At the end of each day of the blogathon, either I or Little Bits of Classics will collect all the posts of the day in a recap. To send us your posts on those days you can give us the link to your post, along with your blog name, in the comments section of this post or via twitter (@_cwehner).

Little Bits of Classics and I really want to thank Ruth at Silver Screenings for creating the wonderful banners for this event! Please feel free to take one Рwhich can be found at the bottom of this post Рand help us promote.

Sign-Up

You can sign-up using the form below. Each day of the blogathon is dedicated to a different topic.

Friday the 16th Рall things Hercule Poirot

Saturday the 17th – all things Miss Marple

Sunday the 18th – all the rest, including Agatha Christie or any other novels or movies not related to Poirot or Miss Marple.

If¬†your chosen topic covers both Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, feel free to choose whatever day you like. Also, we’ve provided a definition of your topic in the sign-up sheet. The purpose is to help distinguish if someone has elected to write, for example, about Witness for the Prosecution¬†the movie, the play or the short story. That way, if you check the roster, you can see that though someone has perhaps chosen to write about the movie, the play is still open.

Also, please note that the Year of Release option on the sign-up form is for movies. That option is there to help in case of multiple adaptations of the same story. Like Murder on the Orient Express. Though we are not allowing multiple posts on individual movies, there are still several movie adaptations of that book.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either Little Bits of Classics or me. We can’t wait to read all your contributions in September!

 

Below is the roster for the blogathon so far. To view it in full, click here.

 

Fiction Fan’s Book Reviews –¬†4:50 From Paddington¬†and¬†Murder, She Said

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies And The There Were None

Critica Retro¬†–¬†Death On the Nile

Caftan Woman –¬†Evil Under the Sun

M.C. Dulac¬†–¬†Death on the Nile

The Dream Book Blog –¬†Poirot Series: “Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case”

Cleopatra Loves Books –¬†Murder at the Vicarage

Old Hollywood Films¬†–¬†An Overview of Margaret Rutherford’s Miss Marple

Serendipitous Anachronisms¬†–¬†The Mousetrap (play)

Silver Scenes  A Caribbean Mystery and Murder is Easy

Ah Sweet Mystery of Life After the Funeral

 

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Posted by on June 30, 2016 in Books, Movies

 

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