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wishful wednesdayHappy Wednesday! And happy Idul Adha for those who celebrate! 🙂

Entah yang akan long wikenan atau yang bakal hari kejepit-an (me!), mari kita menghibur diri dengan bermimpi tentang buku-buku.

Jadi… minggu lalu adalah peringatan ulang tahun Agatha Christie, the one and only. Saya ngefans berat sama beliau sudah sejak bertahun-tahun lalu, dan Christie adalah salah satu alasan kenapa saya jadi suka membaca.

Sepertinya hampir semua buku Agatha Christie sudah saya baca (atau at leas timbun, hehe). Tapi saya selalu suka menambah koleksi saya dengan segala sesuatu yang berhubungan dengannya. Entah biografi, homage, atau apapun lah.

Makanya waktu kemarin melihat buku berikut ini di salah satu akun Instagram, saya langsung penasaran berat.

A is For Arsenic: The Poison of Agatha Christie (Kathryn Harcup)

People are fascinated by murder. The popularity of murder mystery books, TV series, and even board games shows that there is an appetite for death, and the more unusual or macabre the method, the better. With gunshots or stabbings the cause of death is obvious, but poisons are inherently more mysterious. How are some compounds so deadly in such tiny amounts?

A is Arsenic

Agatha Christie used poison to kill her characters more often than any other crime fiction writer. The poison was a central part of the novel, and her choice of deadly substances was far from random; the chemical and physiological characteristics of each poison provide vital clues to the discovery of the murderer. Christie demonstrated her extensive chemical knowledge (much of it gleaned by working in a pharmacy during both world wars) in many of her novels, but this is rarely appreciated by the reader.

Written by former research chemist Kathryn Harkup, each chapter takes a different novel and investigates the poison used by the murderer. Fact- and fun-packed, A is for Arsenic looks at why certain chemicals kill, how they interact with the body, and the feasibility of obtaining, administering, and detecting these poisons, both when Christie was writing and today.

Seru bangeeeet…. sepertinya banyak spoiler sih ya, jadi pastikan dulu sudah baca buku-buku Christie yang akan dibahas di sini, daripada nanti kecele sendiri karena kena spoiler, hehehe.. Covernya juga menggoda sangat deh!!!

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  • Buat posting mengenai buku-buku (boleh lebih dari 1) atau segala hal yang berhubungan dengan kebutuhan bookish kalian, yang jadi inceran kalian minggu ini, mulai dari yang bakal segera dibeli, sampai yang paling mustahil dan hanya sebatas mimpi. Oya, sertakan juga alasan kenapa buku/benda itu masuk dalam wishlist kalian ya!
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  • Mari saling berkunjung ke sesama blogger yang sudah ikut share wishlistnya di hari Rabu =)