Friday, November 20, 2020

The Classics Club: Spin the Wheel and Choose What You Will Read Next

 It's time for another Classics Club Spin!




But wait. What, you might ask, is the Classics Club?

From the blog:

  • Choose 50+ classics you would like to read.
  • List them at your blog.
  • Choose a reading completion goal date up to five years in the future and note that date on your classics list of 50+ titles.
  • E-mail the moderators of this blog (theclassicsclubblog@gmail.com) with your list link and information and it will be posted on the Members Page.
  • Write about each title on your list as you finish reading it, and link it to your main list.
  • When you’ve written about every single title, let the Club know, and your name will be posted on the Wall of Honor.
If you haven't done this, do this first. Then you can get going with your reading by joining in for our Classics Club Spin.



What is the Classics Club Spin? Again, from the blog:

  • Go to your blog.
  • Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List.
  • Post that list, numbered 1-20, on your blog before Sunday 22nd November.
  • We’ll announce a number from 1-20. 
  • Read that book by 30th January 2021.
Here's my list:

  1. Agnes Gray

  2. Where Angels Fear to Tread

  3. Elizabeth and Her German Garden

  4. End of the Affair

  5. Winter’s Tale, The

  6. Girl of the Limberlost, The

  7. Glimpses of the Moon, The

  8. Heat of the Day, The

  9. Main Street

  10. Man and Superman

  11. Mary Barton

  12. Mystery of the Yellow Room

  13. Of Human Bondage

  14. Pursuit of Love, The

  15. Razor's Edge, The

  16. Selected Stories of O. Henry

  17. Tom Brown's Schooldays

  18. Travels in Asia and Africa

  19. War and Peace

  20. Washington Square



What does your list look like? What are you hoping to read?


And...it's The Pursuit of Love! Excellent. It's said to be comedic, and I can check out a copy from the library.

14 comments:

  1. I see you're interested in classics too ! I finished Agnes Grey recently, Where angels fear to tread is on my kindle, I love Elizabeth von Arnim and Mary Barton is nearing the top of my TBR list too :) Enjoy !

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    1. I do hope I get one of these. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  2. that's quite the list. there are a lot i have never heard of and that's a good thing.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  3. That's a good list. I've read ten of them and to me none of them were duds so you have a lot to look forward to.

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  4. Your #12 was fun. Which would be So Big by Ferber for me:
    https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/11/20/the-classics-club-the-classics-spin-25/

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  5. I thought End of The Affair was very good, and I also really like Washington Square. I've got Maugham on my current Classics Club list, but didn't put it on my spin.

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  6. Hi Debbie! It will be my first spin! Whoo hoo! Thanks for introducing me to The Classics Club, I still have to get going, but this spin is as good a time as any.

    I hope the dice falls on a nice number. The Winter's Tale that you've listed here, which one is that?

    Here's my list: Elza Reads #CCSpin 25

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  7. I drew War and Peace on the last spin! Luckily I was already more than half way through it - good luck if you draw that one as it is verrrrry long (but worth it)!

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  8. Ooo Deb, we both have Agnes Grey and Mary Barton on our lists, unfortunately they're at different numbers. It would have been nice to get one of them together. Good luck! 🤞😃

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  9. I've only read a couple of these. If I get my way you'll be reading Of Human Bondage. It is one of those hard to label. I didn't love it, but it really made me think, and that's a good thing. I hope you enjoy whatever we get.

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  10. I love Elizabeth and Her German Garden, EvA is one of my favorite writers. Also love The Glimpses of the Moon, an underrated Wharton that doesn't get enough attention. And Of Human Bondage is so wonderful! It's long but a very fast read. Good luck with your spin pick!

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