And the Lucky Spin Number Is ……

Spin Number 19

Which means that I get to read A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides written in 1775 by Samuel Johnson and James Boswell. I never thought I’d draw this one from my list, but I’m quite happy with it.

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

That said, I’m going to check around other blogs and see if anyone has drawn another book from my list.  Then I might add it and we could read along together. If I find anything I’ll edit this post with the details but in the meantime, enjoy your spin reading everyone!


The Classics Club

30 thoughts on “And the Lucky Spin Number Is ……

    • I’ve been skipping them for awhile but I jumped back in with this spin. I must start working on my list! I do hope you do the next one.

  1. I’ve not read either book or authors, for that matter. I am looking forward to your opinion and reviews.

    • I know!!! I had quite a few books in common with a number of bloggers yet NO ONE actually drew a book common to my list. What are the odds of that? I’m getting a full 2019, but perhaps we can think of reading it for early 2020? I know it seems a long time away but it will come soon, trust me. Otherwise, I’m going to be doing read-alongs/buddy reads for C.S. Lewis’ The Four Loves, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, Moby Dick and Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell during the year. I’d also Like to squeeze George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss in, if possible. If you’re interested in getting involved in any of those reads, let me know and I’ll share the details!

      • I’d love to join in on a House of Mirth readalong if it happened at all at a good time. We’re doing some traveling in the fall, I think, but other than that I’d join.

        I’m likely to join in on the Moby Dick with Brona as well.

        • Yes! Another The House of Mirth read-along participant! I was thinking of September so as to not totally coincide with Brona’s Moby Dick read-along. It’s not a difficult book to read but Wharton weaves in some very compelling aspects. I’m looking forward to it.

    • It is so far. LOL, it’s big but I LOVED Metamorphoses!!! I did posts for each book on the blog. It turned out to be my favourite book of the year. I hope that you enjoy it!

  2. I read about this book recently – it sounds like a fun one! Dr. Johnson is supposed to be his usual curmudgeonly self, berating the natives, and James Boswell in turn pokes fun at him. 🙂

    • Ah, sounds delightful! And a change from my usual diet of books lately. AND it will be good to read something non-fiction. I’ve felt somewhat guilty about that lately; I used to read lots of non-fiction but have fallen off that wagon. I hope this is a turn-around.

  3. I’m not familiar with this title, but it sounds like the exact sort of book that I would find a lovely read but take me months to finish! 🙂 It’s too bad you dind’t get a shared read this spin, but it sounds like you’ve plenty of upcoming such plans. I’m definitely interested in House of Mirth when that happens.

    • Yes, I think you’d like it. It’s been delightful so far. I’m think of September for The House of Mirth … I will certainly let you know. Glad to hear you’d like to participate! Yay!

  4. I’d heard of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell but not this book. You know, I only associate them with their most famous works (ie the dictionary and literary biographies).

    I look forward to your review! Travelogues are fantastic time capsules.

    • They’re supposed to be an interesting pair. I can’t wait to see what each of their styles are going to be. “Travelogues are fantastic time capsules” : that is so true! Wonderfully said!

  5. I’m actually reading it right now! I just finished Johnson’s part and am about to start Boswell. It’s interesting, but slow. I”ll be happy to read along with you but I’ll have to up my game — a lot!

    • So sorry, Deb, for some reason your comment went into my spam and I just saw it now. That’s a good idea. Right now I usually hear about read-alongs from the blogs I visit but the Classics Club is certainly more central. I think they have an events page. I wonder if that would work?

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