Before I even dive into what the readathon is doing to me, let's chat Hallowe'en Party. No spoilers, just my impressions (and a little bit of bragging). Okay, I totally solved this one, folks. I've read four other Christie books, and while I was able to connect a few dots, I hadn't figured out whodunnit by the reveal. I had this one solved to a 'T' and feel quite good about that.
It also felt like this one dove a little deeper into the human psyche and the psychology behind the motive, and even the inner workings of anyone that Poirot questioned. I found this interesting, but maybe that's why it was easier to solve, as well. I was expecting a little more from Poirot. I enjoyed the banter between Hastings and him in Peril at End House and missed that in this book that was sans Hastings. Christie fans, are they often paired together in Poirot books? I need more of that Sherlock/Watson vibe.
Also, 13 arbitrary points to this one for the cover.
I have Murder on the Orient Express in my stack and may get into that later in the evening. For now, onto Neil Gaiman's Ocean at the End of the Lane...
- General Thoughts on Readathon Thus Far -
So many things I would do differently. So. Many. Just you wait, April!
Is anyone else stressed out by the Mini Challenges every hour? I've done a few (I had imagined I would participate in them all) and find that they just send me into a rabbit hole of social media and then it's really challenging to get back into the flow of the book.
Speaking of which, I have been distracted as all get out. Aforementioned social media rabbit holes of Alice in Wonderland-like magnitude, cats that need attention, me needing attention from the cats, breakfast, snack preparation, snack consumption, skimming through other books that are not my current read nor in my TBR stack, you name it. I did a few sun salutations earlier. I DON'T EVEN LIKE YOGA. Sigh.
Hope everyone else is fairing better than me. Best of luck to all participants. I'm your girl if you need a pep talk. Obviously I'm not going to turn down a distraction...