And the lucky Spin number is:
NUMBER XIV !
Which means that I’ll be reading …….
However, I’m feeling a little contrary lately and Cirtnecce and I have spoken about reading Tevye The Dairyman and Motl the Cantor’s Son together and she drew it for her spin, sooooo ….. I’m going to read Tevye first with her and then Hesiod if I have time. Tevye is on my Classics Club List so hopefully I can knock two books off my list.
What book did you get for the spin, and are you excited about it or apprehensive?
I love both of those! Hesiod isn’t that long, you can probably squeeze it in. 🙂
Oh, what a relief! I’m certainly going to try. Now i just need to find both the books. 😳
Hesiod’s pretty good–not to worry! Though I preferred the Theogony.
I liked Tevye and Motl, though I read them in a different edition than the Penguin. They’re fun. But maybe not as much fun as Fiddler on the Roof. (“If I were a rich man, bada dada dada dada bum! All day long I’d biddy biddy bum…”)
On your recommendation, I’ll try to read both if my volume has both.
I’ve seen the Fiddler movie but haven’t read the book. Is the book better?
I think you should have sent an audio file of you singing the theme. Much more effective! 😉
Not if you heard me actually sing…
I was thinking of the movie. I saw it on stage once as well, a student production. I’m not sure if there’s any intermediate book between the Tevye stories & the musical, though there might be.
The book is *different.* Not as sentimental, more tragic, more characters. Still humorous. You’ll have the songs in your head the whole time, of course. You’ll recognize the stories that got into the musical — there are more stories than that.
I am sooooooooo glad to have your company again ! it’s been years we have been planning to read this one! Let’s go!
Won’t this be fun?! Just so you know, I’m going to start it just after Christmas (at least, I think) because I want to read some Christmas stories this coming month. But after that, I’m ready to go!
I read Tevye The Dairyman and Motl the Cantor’s Son some years ago, and really enjoyed it a lot. Here is what I got: https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/11/23/the-classics-club-what-i-got-for-the-classics-spin-25/
Thanks for the thumbs up, Emma! I’m interested in seeing your spin result!
I never heard of the first and only know the second’s author by name, but I wish you a happy reading 🙂 I got The dead secret by Wilkie Collins, for something completely different ^^
Thanks, Izabel!! I loved both The Moonstone and The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, so I would suspect you’re in for a treat! Happy reading!
P.S. Please post a link to your blog if you can …. I haven’t been able to find you!
I have never heard of either of these books and I find that exciting. It’s always cool to come across new authors. Happy reading!
Thanks, Sharon! I receive so many good book ideas from you that I’m happy to return the favour.
Ha, I like your contraryness! 🙂 I decided not to spin this time simply because I was in a mood to pick my next Classics Club read (looks like it’s going to be Native Son) but it’s always fun to see what other people spin. For your sake I’m kinda glad you didn’t get Decameron–it’s not so difficult that you couldn’t read it in the time frame, but I found it a book that’s better in small dose rather than big chunks.
I don’t know much about Tevye, but I hope you enjoy!
It’s sort of bothering me going through The Decameron so slowly. I might put it aside and pick it up again when I have more time. I’m enjoying Tevye. It’s quite an easy read.
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