In January I came upon a new paperback of one of Agatha Christie's mysteries featuring Miss Marple. I hadn't read one of these in years so checked it out. As I began to read I realized it was a familiar story, but an interesting thing happened. I was forming pictures in my mind of the characters and the setting but once I realized I had read it before I also remembered how I had pictured it before and it was entirely different. I decided to stick with my present visualization of the story because I remembered that my first one was much darker and foreboding. It was still fun rereading the story even though I did remember who did it. The book by the way was "Sleeping Murder".
Once I finished the book I set a challenge to myself to read all of Agatha Christie's books. I'm sure there is a challenge out there in the blogging world to do just that but I'm too lazy to go looking so it will be my own personal challenge. I photocopied the front listing of all her books so as I read I can check them off. Since I'll be reading other books as well this may be more than a one year challenge (especially once spring comes and the garden calls.) But for now I have the time to read and enjoy it.
So far I've been sticking to the Miss Marple series and this week finished "At Bertram's Hotel" and "Caribbean Mystery". The former I had never read but the latter was somewhat familiar.