Classics Club Spin #24 ….. and The Winner Is ,,,,,

Dice Roll Spin Winner

And the lucky Spin number is:

NUMBER XVIII !

Which means that I’ll be reading …….

Revelations of Divine Love

I can’t say that I was even anticipating this one.  It wasn’t one of my top desired picks.  Normally, I’d be thrilled but I think I went through a period of mystics that made me rather tired of them.  I’m still stuck on The Cloud of Unknowing, which was a doozy!  In any case, this is one of the books recommended in 25 Books Every Christian Should Read (I really like their list) so I am somewhat looking forward to it.  I hope to do as well with this spin challenge as Spin #23.

Written by an anchoress in Norwich around 1373, this book is the first known book in English written by a woman, which makes it rather unique.

I would like to bet that no one has read this book but if you have (and I’ll be surprised), please let me know in the comments below.

Which book did you get for the Spin and are you happy/sad/apprehensive/overwhelmed by it?

 

23 thoughts on “Classics Club Spin #24 ….. and The Winner Is ,,,,,

  1. I haven’t read it but I’d like to! I didn’t do the spin since I’m not really officially doing the club list any more but it’s always gonna to see what others get.

    • Yes, it is rather unique. Actually I’d forgotten I’d put it on the list. But I think it will be a good one.

      I did see what you spun. Sadly, you’re on your own with this one. Steinbeck and I don’t mesh together well. I hope I get to read it one day but other books will come before it. Good luck!

  2. Not read it, but it seems like one of those books you feel you should read rather than want to…I’ll be interested to hear ho you make out. 🙂

    My spin pick should be right in your wheelhouse: An Oresteia, a collection of 3 Greek plays translated by Anne Carson. I think I’ve read Agamemnon before (eons ago), but Elektra and Orestes are new to me. Looking forward to it!

    • I hope it’s one of those books that become “now, why have I not read this earlier?”

      That’s an interesting collection of plays. I haven’t progressed further with Sophocles or Euripdies so I’m not sure how everything fits although she’s chosen a play from each of the greats, Aeschylus, Sophocles & Euripides. Have fun and please let me know how you make out.

    • Cloud of Unknowing, from what I gather, is more apophatic theology but Julian’s visions are very earthy – very earthy. They are concrete images and quite visceral too. I prefer that sort of incarnational spirituality. I’m interested in hearing your thoughts.

      • Well, the author of The Cloud of Unknowing cautions you not to read it unless you are a monk, so I guess I was warned. I’ll finish it one day but it’s certainly a different work.

    • That is so interesting it was on your list. I thought I was one of the few who read such obscure works. I’m happy to know I have a partner. 🙂 And now I do think I’ll enjoy it. Thanks, Erin!

    • Ooo, I’m getting even more excited with all these positive reviews.

      An Austrian classic?! Wow, now’ve made me curious. I wonder what it is!

  3. What an interesting selection — I’ll be most curious to hear what you think of it. I took a stab years ago at The Cloud of Unknowing but, alas, didn’t get very far.
    The Classics Club Spin looks fun. I don’t (yet) have a list at there but am thinking of putting one together —- I love list and it should provide an incentive to read some of those difficult “greats” I’ve been putting off!

    • Do you have plans to finish The Cloud of Unknowing? It’s so short it would be a shame not to but still I stare at it and haven’t picked it up again. Oh my!

      Ooo, I do hope that you get your list completed. I’d love to see it!

  4. This sounds interesting! I want to add this to my list. I did just a bit of research just now and it seems Julian of Norwich may have been a Benedictine nun. She is also known as Juliana of Norwich. I’m interested to hear what you think of this so please do tell me your thoughts when you finish it!

    • Ah, well if she was a Benedictine nun, she won’t be that mystical, ha, ha! 😉 In any case, I’m looking forward to reading it. I’ll let you know what I think!

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