I´ve finished my last three bingo reads this morning and I have a reading black out on my bingo card.
From now on I will get a new bingo with every square on my card that will get called.
To be honest, I don´t have whole lot to say about this book. It´s been neither a story that I particularly enjoyed nor one I immensely disliked. It was just okay. It´s been nice, though, to read the story that inspired Bram Stoker´s Dracula.
I loved this Hercule Poirot mystery. Hastings and Poirot are at their best with some hilarious witty banter, the mystery was a great one and it´s been an overall joy to read this book.
Btw, Peril at End House has been my 100th book this year, setting up a new reading record. I have never read so many books before in a single year (last year I read 100 books in total, this year it will be indefinitely more).
These short stories didn´t do a whole lot for me. I liked some of the premises of the stories, but I don´t feel like Butler explored her ideas to the fullest. And I really didn´t like how some of these stories ended.
I liked that Butler included afterthoughts to each story, explaining what inspired her to write it. And the two essays that were included in this collection, dealing with Butlers writing life, were okay as well. But overall I´m not impressed by Butlers short stories. I might give her novels a try, though.