One evening, my glance fell on a smart little hardback edition of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express that I'd bought in a charity shop long ago. It was exactly what I wanted to read as I've always loved her books.
I'm sure there must be few people who have never seen at least one version of the film, even if they haven't read the book, and I was hoping it wouldn't be too familiar to read it again. I needn't have worried. I enjoyed every page, and there was something more satisfying in reading about each clue as Poirot put his famous 'little grey cells' to use.
It was also a good lesson on structure, if read as a writer, but for me it was pure pleasure reading one of the crime queen's most famous novels. It helps if you enjoy fiction set in the golden age of crime, while the setting of course doesn't come much more glamourous than the Orient Express.
Incidentally, I remember seeing an updated version of the film on TV a few years back, with David Suchet as Poirot ( my favourite in the role). It was a bit darker than previous versions but it was very close to the book. I must look out for it if it's shown again.
My 'must-read' is usually Jane Eyre, or perhaps Rebecca. I might revisit one of those after I catch up on some new books!
Do you sometimes have a yearning for reading nostalgia, or a favourite book you like to revisit?