Friday, May 20, 2022

At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie -- BOOK BEGINNINGS


What day is it? Yikes! What a week!

I got my mom and sister moved to Omaha and flew back to Portland. But got back to the office to a crazy week. My law partner is home with covid. There is a mountain of work for me to catch up on from when I was gone. And my Instagram account was hacked, recovered, and rehacked because the hackers snuck an email address in there that let them change the password after I had recovered the account. So I've been trying to get my Instagram account back from Bitcoin lunatics while changing the passwords on the 800 other websites, apps, and devices in my life. 

If any of you follow me on Instagram, first, thank you. Second, sorry! Please bear with me while I try to recover my account. I really don't want to start over from scratch. Just ignore all the stories trying to sell you cryptocurrency!

In the meantime, here is a delayed Book Beginnings on Fridays post. Please share the opening sentence (or so) of a book you are reading this week. Or just a book that caught your fancy. 


In the heart of the West End, there are many quiet pockets, unknown to almost all but taxi drivers who traverse them with expert knowledge, and arrive triumphantly thereby at Park Lane, Berkeley Square or South Audley Street.
-- from At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie. I need a nice vintage mystery to calm my frayed nerves. In this case, a Silver Vintage Mystery as this one was published in 1965. 


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Freda at Freda's Voice hosts another teaser event on Fridays. Participants share a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of the book they are reading -- or from 56% of the way through the audiobook or ebook. Please visit Freda's Voice for details and to leave a link to your post.


From At Bertram's Hotel:
"Of course you won't get run over," said Elvira. "You know how nippy you are on your feet, and all London traffic is used to pulling up suddenly."
What are they up to? Doesn't sound like a safe plan!

Please wish me luck getting my Instagram back!


  1. I've always wanted to by nippy on my feet. Thanks for sharing. Agatha is so good.

    1. I know! Nippy on one's feet -- wonderful description!

  2. It sounds like a good one, I bet based on the writer, that it is! Happy weekend!

  3. Hope your law partner recovers quickly and that you recover your lovely Instagram account. Enjoy your book.

    1. Thank you Roberta! I'm crossing my fingers and saying a few prayers -- for law partner and my Instagram! :)

  4. Ugh, so sorry, that is a lot to deal with!! I have not read this one, I hope you enjoy it!


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