Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Linkups: Death in the Clouds

It's Friday linkup time!  I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice.

This Week's Question:
Do you belong to Shelfari, Goodreads, LibraryThing, and other similar sites?  If so, can you list all the book sites you belong to so others can take a look at them?

My Answer:
I belong to GoodreadsLibraryThing, and Paperbackswap.  All are linked to my profiles and I love getting new friends - especially on Goodreads.  I'm probably the most active on Goodreads though I do get quite a lot of books from Paperbackswap.  Recently I was getting more books than I was sending out so I put my account on hold until I can get some books read but I should be back up in mid-October.  I love the format of LibraryThing but haven't used it too much.  I'm hoping to make better use of it at some point though.

Agatha Christie is the master of the locked room mystery and the master of coming up with twists on that classic mystery plot.  In And Then There Were None that locked room becomes an island and in Death in the Clouds the locked room is an airplane.

The Beginning:
The September sun beat down hotly on Le Bourget aerodrome as the passengers crossed the ground and climbed into the air liner "Prometheus," due to depart for Croydon in a few minutes' time.

My Thoughts:
As usual Agatha goes for setting the scene with the first line instead of grabbing you and running.  I do love the image of passengers just wandering around and climbing into the plane versus going through 95 security checks.  Definitely a different time!

The 56:
"We'll have to get down to this blackmailing business.  Everyone on that plane denies knowing Madame Giselle.  One of them is lying."

My Thoughts:
No one does blackmail better than Agatha!  This is my very favorite kind of Agatha plot.  Lots of suspects, no motives, and lots and lots of threads to unravel!

So what do you think?  Keep reading?


  1. I still need to read Agatha Christie and ever time I see her books on your blog it makes me want to go out and buy :)

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  2. I have not used LibraryThing yet. I am mostly on Goodreads. I think I signed up for others but I never use them.

  3. I love Agatha Christie, she is one of my favourite detective writers although I haven't actually read her books... I'm such a hypocrite! Although I didn't join in to the BBH this week I'm definitely adding you on Goodreads ;) Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  4. I forget how much I love Agatha Christie! I need to read this one - this is one I haven't read yet. Here's My Book Beginnings and Friday 56

  5. Ah, yes, I long for the days when the arduous task of security checks didn't eclipse the fun of going somewhere. I seldom fly any more because of it. Although, nowadays, the lovely shops and restaurants BEYOND the check-in gates are fun.

    This book sounds tempting; I love the blackmailing aspect..thanks for sharing.

    As for the sites I belong to: Goodreads, Library Thing, and Shelfari...but I seldom visit any but Goodreads.

    Here's mine: “THE HOUSE OF MEMORIES”

  6. I love Agatha and haven't been reading enough of her books lately. This sounds good!

  7. I like Goodreads the best. Shelfari takes too long to load, but I use it. I do like LibraryThing also. I have quite a few other sites I visit as well.

    Thanks for sharing, and have a good weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

  8. I have not heard of this one yet, but I do enjoy Agatha Christie's novels so I'm definitely going to check this one out.

  9. yes, it was a very different time. What would she think if she could see events now?

    I use goodreads and paperbackswap frequently; pbs is fantastic.

  10. I use Goodreads but I never seem to spend as much time as I would like- need t owork on that. It is a great site. I keep seeing discussions there that look interesting but never seem to have time to jump in. There and Twitter are two sites I want to use more...

  11. Regrettably, I have never read a Cristie book. But I want to, where should I start?

    My Friday post:
    Marie @ Pages to Explore

  12. Sounds like a good one! Happy weekend!