Linking up with Cari today for
We’re nearing the end of The Fellowship of the Ring, so of course Gandalf had to die. It took the kids a few minutes to realize what had actually happened. “No, he’s not going to bounce back from the abyss. He just died.”
One of them, fighting back tears, asked angrily, “Why did you make me listen to this old thing anyway?”
This week I read Agatha Christie’s The Secret Adversary. First book of hers where I was absolutely convinced of the killer and was dead wrong. Score for Ms. Christie. This novel is more of a political-spy thriller, and I prefer her domestic scenarios, which have a lot more character development and understanding of motive. But it was a fun, quick summer read, and the red herring was perfect.