Another day, another spin and I’m in! I haven’t finished my last spin ….. yet. I’m still reading through The Merchant of Venice but at least I started and do plan to finish so it’s not a complete fail. And I’ve discovered a new energy to read some of the books on my Classics Club list. So a spin is just the thing. Let’s see what comes up …..
- 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 by Sunday.
- Sunday morning, the Classics Club will announce a number from 1 – 20. Go to the list of twenty books you posted and select the book that corresponds to the number they announce.
- The challenge is to read that book by December 12, 2021.
- Animal Farm (1945) – George Orwell
- Richard III (1592) – William Shakespeare
- Shirley (1849) – Charlotte Brontë
- A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1775) – Samuel Johnson
- Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731) – Bede
- Aristotle, Ethics (330 B.C.) – Aristotle
- Ivanhoe (1820) – Sir Walter Scott
- Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1607-1608) – William Shakespeare
- Address to Young Men (363) – Saint Basil
- 1984 (1949) – George Orwell
- The Good Soldier Svejk (1923) – Jaroslav Hasek
- Great Expectations (1860/61) – Charles Dickens
- The Praise of Folly (1509) – Eramus
- Tom Sawyer (1876) – Mark Twain
- Pensées (1669) – Blaise Pascal
- Huckleberry Finn (1884) – Mark Twain
- Moll Flanders (1722) – Daniel Defoe
- The Stranger (1942) – Albert Camus
- The Consolation of Philosophy (524) – Boethius
- On the Imitation of Christ (1418-1427) – Thomas à Kempis
Well, I don’t like this. There are a number of books on this list that frighten me. Books such as Aristotle’s Ethics, Ivanhoe, The Good Soldier Svejk, Great Expectations, …. I don’t want to look at the others. Don’t the books on this list look either long or very deep? Please God, let me get Animal Farm, The Stranger or 1984. Even Saint Basil would be welcome.
Now, I’m going to race off to try to finish some of the books I have on-the-go to free up some reading time just in case. And you? Are you participating in the Classics Club Spin #28 and what book do you hope you’ll get?