Thursday, April 15, 2021

A New Classics Club Spin!




What is the spin?

It’s easy. Before next Sunday, April 18, 2021, create a post that lists twenty books of your choice that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

This is your Spin List.

You have to read one of these twenty books by the end of the spin period.

Try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you have been putting off, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favourite author, re-reads, ancients, non-fiction, books in translation — whatever you choose.) 

On Sunday 18th, April, the club will post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List by May 31, 2021.

Here is my Spin List:

1, 6, 11, 16. Favorite Folktales from Around the World (collected and edited by Jane Yolen)

2, 7, 12, 17. Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford

3, 8, 13, 18. Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim

4, 9, 14, 19. The Portable Dorothy Parker

5, 10, 15, 20. The Thurber Carnival

I chose the five books I most want to read next and then added them four times. Let's see where the spinning wheels stops.

Are you spinning? 

What books did you put on your list? 

What do you most hope to read?

Do any of my books look particularly good to you?

Want to know more about The Classics Club? Take a look here.


And the spinning wheel stopped on...


I'll be reading Favorite Folktales from Around the World (collected and edited by Jane Yolen).


22 comments:

  1. I love that cover for Elizabeth!

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  2. I don't do the classics club but loved Love in a Cold Climate. The cover of Elizabeth is fabulous. And I really think I need to read some Dorothy Parker. Talk about classics!

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    1. Maybe you will join, Jeanie. The idea of classic is open.

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  3. I've read most (maybe all?) of the Portable Dorothy Parker, but I tend to dip into it rather than read it through. Pretty fun stuff!

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  4. Hi Debs! Yes, I will do the spin. Will have my post up tomorrow! I always enjoy these. I haven't read any of your hope-the-dice-falls-on-it choices, but I hope that the odds will be in your favor.

    Elza Reads

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  5. Ooh I may employ your "choose five books" tactic for the next spin - love that!

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  6. I hope the spin lands on Dorothy Parker! I love her poems and short stories.

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    1. I've never read a short story of hers, but I have high hopes.

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  7. Elizabeth and Her German Garden is delightful! I do hope you get that one. I'm reading The Enchanted April right now and am ..... enchanted! Have a wonderful spin, Deb!

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  8. Elizabeth and Her German Garden is delightful! I do hope you get that one. I'm reading The Enchanted April right now and am ..... enchanted! Have a wonderful spin, Deb!

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    1. I love The Enchanted April. The movie is wonderful, too. Thanks, Cleo.

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  9. Hey, you cheated, lol ! I wish I had the same idea ^^

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    1. I always find a way to tilt the odds my way! I don't want to make the spin result a chore.

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  10. Haha, I really like your strategy! Very clever. :-) And I see Yolen has compiled Favorite Folktales from Around the World? That sounds just the thing I'd like to read (or read a review of). Hope you get that one! ~Lex

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  11. I love the Classics Challenge, even if I failed to complete my list within the 5 years :)

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  12. I haven't read any of these, but either by reputation, or knowing the authors from other titles, they all sound like excellent choices. Enjoy!

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  13. I will draw my classic club read (which I plan to finish by April 30th) as soon as I can find the slips I made. LOL

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