Do you believe what you are being told?
BOOK OF THE WEEK
The Complete Short Stories
By Agatha Christie
I started reading these stories back in January 2019 and only recently finished this 850+ page book. Obviously, I took some reading breaks. If you like short detective stories, check this book out.
At last, a single volume that gathers together all of the short stories featuring Agatha Christie’s most famous creation, Hercule Poirot. The dapper, mustache-twirling little Belgian with the egg-shaped head and curious mannerisms has solved some of the most puzzling crimes of the century—and, in his own humble opinion, is “probably the greatest detective in the world.”
In this complete collection of more than 50 stories, ranging from short tales to novellas, Poirot faces violent murders, poisonings, kidnappings, and thefts—all solved with his characteristic panache. Only Agatha Christie could have devised cases worthy of Hercule Poirot’s skill and “little gray cells.” (Source: Amazon)
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
I found this nine episode Netflix series interesting; although, I have heard others say they didn’t care for it. So, like most things; it isn’t for everyone.
Inventing Anna is an American drama streaming television miniseries created and produced by Shonda Rhimes, inspired by the story of Anna Sorokin and the article in New York titled “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” by Jessica Pressler. The series was released on Netflix on February 11, 2022. Julia Garner stars as Anna Sorokin, the title character.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
This song came out in April 1967 and I came home from Vietnam May 10, 1967. It was a great time to be young and alive. If not this time, I would have wanted to spend my youth in the “Roaring 20s”.
59th Street Bridge Sone (Feeling Groovy)
By Harpers Bizarre
ART OF THE WEEK
I can’t recall when I took this photo, but I thought the art work was more interesting than the traditional snowman.
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Margaretha Geertruida MacLeod (née Zelle; 7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I
On 13 February 1917, Mata Hari was arrested in her room at the Hotel Elysée Palace on the Champs Elysées in Paris. She was put on trial on 24 July, accused of spying for Germany, and consequently causing the deaths of at least 50,000 soldiers. Although the French and British intelligence suspected her of spying for Germany, neither could produce definite evidence against her.
Zelle was executed by a firing squad of 12 French soldiers just before dawn on 15 October 1917. She was 41. According to an eyewitness account by British reporter Henry Wales, she was not bound and refused a blindfold. She defiantly blew a kiss to the firing squad. (Source: Wikipedia)
I’m not sure how true the following is,
but if it isn’t true, it should be.
At her execution [ ], Mata Hari, dressed to the nines, blew a kiss at her firing squad and smiled, causing one soldier to faint and another to marvel, “Sacre bleu, this lady knows how to die.” (Source: Simply Irresistible by Ellen T. White)
JOKE OF THE WEEK
Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned
If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $4.81 with Prime Membership
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.