A to Z Challenge - Favourite Books - Quin, the Mysterious Mr., and Recalling Details of Books

Quin, the Mysterious Mr.

Or anything by Agatha Christie. My grandmother had a lot of her books and I would reread them every summer. Except for, maybe, the culprits in The Hallowe'en Party and And Then There Were None/Ten Little Indians, I always tend to forget who the murderer is.

Is it just me? I can't tell if it's because I read too quickly, or because I don't take notes (I tend to remember things better if I've written them down).

Instead of the culprit, I easily recall the more emotional matters - who was in love with whom, who felt slighted by a former ally.

And, of course, the fun details, like Miss Marple's knitting, and Poirot teasing Captain Hastings.

Which parts of your favourite books do you remember best?

Comments

Zan Marie said…
Ha! I resemble that post. I don't always remember either and that's why I reread, reread... ; )
No it's not you, her plotting leaves a lot to be desired :0)
Naina Gupta said…
I remember how I felt reading certain passages, whether or not I was able to remember the major plots.

I remember a lot of things because of what I was thinking at the time.
Nan said…
That's exactly the stuff I remember in books! Also, a setting, a garden, a chair, a fireplace, a kitchen.
Nadja Notariani said…
I remember the 'feeling' of the book more than anything. Certain turns of phrase will strike me as perfect within a scene - you know, when the hero/heroine/whomever utters the perfect answer/reply/witty retort/confession of love and those stick with me, too.
And yes, oh yes...I remember who was in love with whom...whose heart was broken, and whether I got my happy ending or not.
Hi Deniz .. I've just taken a lot of Penguins (like that - and including Agatha Christie's) .. to the local Hospice shop ... I remember reading lots of 'who's done it' as a kid - and re read them .. good stories with interesting outcomes.

If I want to remember something I really need to write it down .. so I don't just read and remember - yes I'll remember bits ..but note taking is an essential ..

Cheers Hilary
Deniz Bevan said…
It's fun to hear what everyone else remembers/reacts to.

I agree, Nadja, I always remember the feeling of a book.

I've got a post about Dover Castle coming soon, Hilary!

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