This 2018-2019 Winter, I had two special reading challenges:
- The Classics Club, Classics Spin #19
- A book chosen for me by the staff of my Public Library
So here is what I had to read:
A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway, published in 1964
Visiting Tom: A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Grace, by Michael Perry, published in 2012.
When I started book blogging, i was doing tons of reading challenges, up to about 12. Then less and less. I was considering doing only the Classics Club for 2019, but then, I discovered another one I could NOT resist.
So here are my
2019 Reading Challenges
Click on the icons to know more about them.
I will also be doing some readalongs:
- Don Quixote, with One Catholic Life and Silvia Cachia
- Berlin Alexanderplatz, by Alfred Doblin, with NYRB Classics Goodreads Group – DNFed
- Les Misérables – this is a re-read, in French again, with one of my French students
WILL YOU BE DOING READING CHALLENGES/READALONGS
The Classics Club
The Classics Spin #19
Twitter hashtag: #ccspin
For Classics Spin #14, I got #1: A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
For Classics Spin, #15, I got #12: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?by Philip K. Dick
For Classics Spin, #16, I got #4: Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc
For Classics Spin, #17, I got #3: The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe (not yet reviewed!!)
For Classics Spin, #19, I got #1:
I’m going into this with fear and trembling, and lots of conflicting feelings:
- I really didn’t like much all the Hemingway’s books I had to read at school
- I’m ashamed that I have not read it yet, seeing the setting!
- So I’m relieved I FINALLY HAVE to read it
- Because of the setting, I hope it will be good
- BUT some Goodreads reviewers who have a love/hate relationship with the author seem to imply it’s really not worth my time…
I am curious. What do YOU think?
I have until end of January to read and review it.
I posted my review on January 18
It’s never too late to challenge yourself to (re)discover the classics and connect and have fun with other Classics lovers. See what this is all about.
HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
WHAT DID YOU THINK?
IF YOU ARE MEMBER OF THE CLASSICS CLUB,
WHAT IS YOUR #1?
MY FULL CLASSICS CLUB LIST IS HERE