Today is an odd sort of day so far. I have been all off kilter from my usual routine. I was supposed to be going to visit Lady today, but I have Hubby at home sick with a coldy flu bug type of thing, so I don't want to go and see Lady and give the bug to her. We have talked on the phone instead and she is OK.
My normal way of doing things has gone. That is OK, it will come back and I am glad that Hubby hasn't gone to work and is working on getting better instead. He will be fine.
I got up early and did some work as I normally do and then went to keep Hubby company for a bit. I didn't realise until today when my normal routine was interrupted that I had actually already developed a routine for working as it has only been a few weeks really since I started with doing things the way that I am now.
That is a good thing though isn't it - that I have a routine - it must mean that I am doing something right.
I don't mind having my routine interrupted by a sick husband, or a visit to Lady, but I did mind the other interruption I had this morning. Someone telephoning claiming to be calling from Microsoft to help me out... I pointed out that they were a scam artist and that their call was illegal and told them the police were monitoring our phone line. I have found from past experience that the police monitoring the line bit is the quickest way to stop scammers from calling! Not my idea, I borrowed it from someone else. Hubby said I was a bit "fierce" with them on the phone. I said that I wasn't sure that it mattered with a telephone con artist!!
Anyway, now I am trying to get back to it and get some work done!!
I decided to tidy up my very messy desk - did you see the photo I posted earlier in the week! - and found this book waiting for me to write my review of it, so here goes!
This year my reading has been off to a slow start, I have only finished two books so far - although that does make me ever so slightly ahead of schedule for reading at least one book a month I suppose!
As you know I have many Agatha Christie books to read and the latest one I have finished is this, They Came to Baghdad
It was totally different than any of the other Agatha Christies that I have read before which have either been Poirot or Miss Marple stories or books of her short stories. This was a whole story in one book, but neither Poirot or Miss Marple featured.
The story centred around Victoria Jones who doesn't actually feature right at the beginning of the book though. I found the start hard to get into, but once Victoria came into the picture it was easier to follow things as she carried the tale along. There is a great mystery, no one really knows who is behind it, but people keep disappearing and being killed, is the mysterious Anna Scheele behind it all, or should we be looking for someone else.
What does Dr Pauncefoot Jones have to do with the story, or is it Mrs Hamilton Clipp that we need to be wary of. The culprit surely couldn't be anyone else. Or could it?
Victoria meets and falls immediately in love with Edward who is travelling to Baghdad for business, Victoria must find a way to follow him. As she does she finds that she has landed in a mystery and intrigue that will not be resolved until the very end of the story. No one is who they appear, and what is actually going on.
Once I got into the book and figured out who all the main characters were it was an interesting read and an enjoyable book, although until I had read the first 40 or so pages I wasn't at all sure about it and considered abandoning it more than once. I had no idea "who done it" or how or why! So I was pleased when it was all resolved at the end.
I would recommend it as an Agatha Christie read, just bear with it! I am pleased that I have read this book, and I am now embarking on another Agatha read which is a book of short stories. I will report next month no doubt!!
I will not be keeping this book to read again because I am passing all of these onto the charity shop when I finish them, but I am sure that someone else will enjoy it.
Having written this I feel much more into my routine again so I better go and do some work now. Don't forget that today is the last day to either include your Five On Friday post for the anniversary giveaway or to go and read at least three other Five On Friday posts, leave a comment and then come back and leave me a comment telling me that you are joining in. There are two prizes on offer. Entries close at 7pm this evening, I will announce the winners in my Five On Friday post tomorrow.
Hope you are all having a good day and are settled into your own routines!
p.s. I forgot to say, you can find all my book reviews by clicking on the Reading My Books page which is at the top right of the sidebar.