The Classics Club: what I got for The Classics Spin #20

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The Classics Club
2016-2020

The Classics Spin #20

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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: A Moveable Feast

Today, for Classics Spin, #20, I got # 19:

The Dream of the Red Chamber

The Dream of the Red Chamber
by
Cao Xueqin

I have until end of May to read and review it. No big deal in itself, but I have lots of oher books to read for review at the same time.
I’m really curious, this is new territory for me.

According to Goodreads:
“It is one of China’s Four Great Classical Novels. It was composed in the middle of the 18th century during the Qing Dynasty. It is considered to be a masterpiece of Chinese vernacular literature and is generally acknowledged to be a pinnacle of Chinese fiction. “Redology” is the field of study devoted exclusively to this work.
The novel is remarkable not only for its huge cast of characters and psychological scope, but also for its precise and detailed observation of the life and social structures typical of 18th-century Chinese aristocracy.”

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.

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HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
WHAT DID YOU THINK?

IF YOU ARE MEMBER OF THE CLASSICS CLUB,
WHAT IS YOUR #?

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Book reviews for winter reading challenges

This 2018-2019 Winter, I had two special reading challenges:

  1. The Classics Club, Classics Spin #19
  2. A book chosen for me by the staff of my Public Library

So here is what I had to read:

  A Moveable Feast  Visiting Tom

A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway, published in 1964
Visiting Tom: A Man, a Highway, and the Road to Roughneck Graceby Michael Perry, published in 2012. 

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2019 Reading Challenges

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

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  classicsclub   Calendar of Crime Challenge pix

Readalongs

I will also be doing some readalongs:

  1. Don Quixote, with One Catholic Life and Silvia Cachia
  2. Berlin Alexanderplatz, by Alfred Doblin, with NYRB Classics Goodreads Group – DNFed
  3. Les Misérables – this is a re-read, in French again, with one of my French students

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WILL YOU BE DOING READING CHALLENGES/READALONGS
IN 2019?