Little Bits of Classics and I are thrilled and excited to announce the Agatha Christie Blogathon – The Queen of Crime!
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.
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 – which can be found at the bottom of this post – and help us promote.
You can sign-up using the form below. Each day of the blogathon is dedicated to a different topic.
Friday the 16th – all 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