Agatha Christie Readathon – Poll Results & Schedule

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I’m an avid mystery reader and one of my favorite authors is Agatha Christie. I shared a post on this wonderful writer several months ago and have a dedicated page to her on my blog. Click on both links to see what I’ve read or said in the past. I’m holding an Agatha Christie Readathon in April. For more information, click the link and see the background and guidelines below. Essentially, we will read 1 book for each week in April 2018, then post our reviews.  You can join in and read with us — either 1, 2, 3 or all 4 weeks! The goal is to revisit an old favorite, connect with new bloggers, and share the love we have for this fantastic author. Voting in the pools was held from 3/1 thru 3/14, and the results are in for which books we will read in April:

  • The Secret Adversary (Other) – Read By 4/6, Post Review on 4/7 (Week 1)
  • Peril at End House (Poirot) – Read By 4/13, Post Review on 4/14 (Week 2)
  • The Body in the Library (Re-Read) – Read By 4/20, Post Review on 4/21 (Week 3)
  • Murder at the Vicarage (Marple) – Read By 4/27, Post Review on 4/28 (Week 4)

If you’re interested, please respond below in the comments with which weeks or books you want to read. I will create a separate page for each one and list all the sites where you can find the reviews. You will post the review on your site, and I’ll link it from that page so everyone can see them!

Please share with your followers so we have even more participation. Thanks!


Below is the structure and guidelines of the April Agatha Christie Readathon:

  • In April 2018, we will read 4 books written by Agatha Christie.
  • We will follow a schedule (6 days to read, 1 day to post review):
    • We read the first book from Sun 4/1 thru Fri 4/6, then post reviews on Sat 4/7. It will be from a non-series book I haven’t read.
    • We read the second book from Sun 4/8 thru Fri 4/13, then post reviews on Sat 4/14. It will be a book from the Hercule Poirot series.
    • We read the third book from Sun 4/15 thru Fri 4/20, then post reviews on Sat 4/21. It will be a book I’ve already read but I will re-read another time.
    • We read the fourth book from Sun 4/22 thru Fri 4/27, then post reviews on Sat 4/28. It will be a book from the Miss Marple series.
  • You can read only one week, a few weeks, or all four weeks — your choice.
  • Reviews/Posts can be any format, but you will link back to my main page where I will then list all the blogs or websites who are participating so that everyone can find your reviews.



About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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34 thoughts on “Agatha Christie Readathon – Poll Results & Schedule

    tahenryauthoress said:
    March 15, 2018 at 11:07 AM

    I’m going to aim for all four weeks. It will help keep me on schedule with some other things I have percolating.

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    mistysbookspace said:
    March 15, 2018 at 11:14 AM

    Look like I will be able to participate in 2 of the 4 weeks so long as my Library has the books.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      March 15, 2018 at 11:17 AM

      Awesome! And you could read them anytime before, just hold the review. 🙂

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        mistysbookspace said:
        March 15, 2018 at 11:22 AM

        Yeah I will definitely be reading both of them ahead of time that way I can make sure I have them finished.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        March 15, 2018 at 11:30 AM

        Let me know which when you know and I will put the link!

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        mistysbookspace said:
        March 15, 2018 at 11:36 AM

        Ok I will.

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        mistysbookspace said:
        March 15, 2018 at 11:46 AM

        I just checked my Library and they only have one of the two books I was going to read. So long as it’s available closer to time I will be reading The Secret Adversary.

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    hsimone said:
    March 15, 2018 at 11:58 AM

    Nice! So excited! I think I’ll aim for two books. Question though – do the books part of a series need to be read in order? It seems there’s a couple of books that are not the first in the series, and I usually try to read series in order.

    The two I’m thinking about are The Secret Adversary and Murder at the Vicarage.

    Thanks, James! 🙂

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      March 15, 2018 at 12:01 PM

      I haven’t read them all, but these don’t seem to need to be read in order.

      I can’t wait!!

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        hsimone said:
        March 15, 2018 at 12:06 PM

        Cool, thanks! I am excited, too – these will be my first Agatha Christie books!

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    inspirationpie said:
    March 15, 2018 at 12:29 PM

    Love this idea Jay! I’ve never read any of her books, so seems like a great opportunity to start 🙂


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    Book Admirer said:
    March 15, 2018 at 12:57 PM

    I’m aiming for all four four weeks.

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    robbiesinspiration said:
    March 15, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    Love this idea, James. I will read Peril at End house and post a review on robbiesinspiration on 14/04.

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    The Cozy Pages said:
    March 15, 2018 at 3:02 PM

    Yes! Murder at the Vicarage (Marple)! That’s the one I wanted. I think… 🙂
    It’ll be good at any rate.

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    scr4pl80 said:
    March 15, 2018 at 10:59 PM

    Excited to start this. I don’t remember my votes but I know that I haven’t read any of these in a while. I noticed your new header on your blog. It’s nice but I feel your picture kind of gets lost there on the right. Maybe because of the background color in it?

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      March 15, 2018 at 11:50 PM

      I think you’re right. I might take that out and put it elsewhere. Thanks for confirming! I wasn’t sure. :). So. Glad you’re joining in on the readathon.

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        scr4pl80 said:
        March 15, 2018 at 11:58 PM

        Glad that my comment did not offend. I’ve been reading a lot lately about how we interpret people’s reviews/opinions of things. Might I suggest you use one of the ones Roda took where you are actually smiling, you’ve got a cute face!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        March 16, 2018 at 7:46 AM

        No offense at all! We were supposed to take a professional photo but forgot!!!

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    ..nehu.. said:
    March 16, 2018 at 12:38 AM

    I would have loved it, but I don’t own much of Agatha’s work (@)
    may be next time… Great Readathon… All the best who ever is participating..

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    Books Teacup and Reviews said:
    March 16, 2018 at 2:17 AM

    Ah, disadvantage of being late reader. There are so many books I need to read that everyone has read ages ago. Books by Agatha Christie are still on my wish list. I guess I will start buying her books from next year.

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    moorezart said:
    March 16, 2018 at 9:18 AM

    Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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    dtills said:
    March 17, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Haha! I didn’t vote for any of these😊! Oh well, this will help me expand my way to narrow comfort zone!

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    March 28, 2018 at 5:26 AM

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