Classics Club Spin #19

Classics Club Spin #19

The Classics Club is holding its 19th Spin. The idea is to list 20 of the books on your Classics Club list before November 27 when the wheel will turn and reveal the winning number. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by January 31. This is an extra special, super-dooper CHUNKSTER edition of the Classics Club Spin. We challenge you to fill this spin list with 20 of those HUGE books you’ve been putting off reading because you didn’t have enough time. With this spin we are giving you the time – nearly 10 weeks in fact – to tackle one of those imposing tomes on your classics shelf. I don't have many chunksters on my list, so I picked 10 and repeated them to make 20: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins The Odyssey by Homer The Mystery...
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The Classics Club Spin #18

The Classics Club Spin #18

The Classics Club is holding its 18th Spin, but it's my first. The idea is to list 20 of the books on your Classics Club list before August 1 when the wheel will turn and reveal the winning number. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by August 31. Here's my list: Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wild The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rineheart Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie Double Indemnity by James M. Cain From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carré The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers Gilead by Marilynne Robinson Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift We Have Always Lived in the Castle...
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What Is Your Favorite Classic?

What Is Your Favorite Classic?

The Classics Club has brought back its monthly meme. Here's the question for May: What is your favorite classic book? Why? I love a lot of classics, but my absolute favorite is probably The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, père. It's been 10 years since I've read it, so I don't remember all the details, but I do remember it was awesome. It's got a bit of everything, adventure, danger, revenge, love, redemption. It's got secret identities and so much treasure. It's also compulsively readable. It's a chunkster - and do read the unabridged version - but the writing, the characters, the plot, just make you want to keep reading. The Three Musketeers is on my to-read list for this year....
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The Classics Club

The Classics Club

I'm finally joining The Classics Club. Better late than never, right? I've been trying to read more classics and this just gives me an extra push. The Classics Club has been around since 2012. The goal is to “unite those of us who like to blog about classic literature, as well as to inspire people to make the classics an integral part of life.” Here is my list of 50 classics I want to read by March 16, 2023. It's a "living" list, allowed to change and adapt. It’s made up of mostly novels, but there are also a few novellas, childrens books, and non-fiction titles thrown in. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad review 4/4/19 The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wild The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rineheart review 9/26/18 Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe The Borrowers by Mary Norton The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler review 7/5/18 The Woman in White...
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