Book Reviews: Ten and ‘And Then There Were None’
I read Ten by Gretchen McNeil right on the heels of ‘And Then There Were None’ by Agatha Christie – not sure if that was the best idea I had!
Movie Review: I still need to watch the movie by the same name - 'And Then There Were None' but I did watch a Bollywood (Hindi movie) adaptation of Christie's book - Gumnaam. I remember loving that movie - it was well made, had a strong cast, and also had all the requisite song and dance sequences o Bollywood movies that make them a total entertainer. Some of the scenes are still fresh in my memory and the songs of this movie still hummable.
3WW: Agile, flaccid, phantom
The Ghost Who Walks (walked!)
that was what he is called.
Many know him as the Phantom
As he appears out of nowhere at random
Agile as a cat, quiet as a mouse
His darling kids - Kit and Heloise
Of late, he had adventures few
And flaccid of course is how he grew!
Note: I love the Phantom comics - growing up in India, I devoured books - Indrajal Comics among them. Phantom was one of them published by Indrajal.
ABC Wednesday: W – As we explore the letter W for ABC Wednesday, I realize I do not have any women writers whose works I have read for this letter. I do, however, have a few whom I have had on my to read list forever now – they include Laura Ingalls Wilder, Alice Walker, Edith Wharton, and Virginia Woolf.
- a woman's headcloth drawn in folds about the chin, formerly worn out of doors, and still in use by some nuns.
- slightly irrational: unconventional or slightly irrational in behavior
- nonsensical: completely lacking in good sense or reason
- object for no good reason: to make objections about something on small and unimportant points
- carping criticism: a trivial and unreasonable objection