The Classics Club: what I got for The Classics Spin #19

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The Classics Club
2016-2020

The Classics Spin #19

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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

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.

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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

 

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The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #19

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The Classics Club
2016-2020

The Classics Spin #19

Time for a new spin!

At your blog, before next Tuesday, November 27, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books by the end of the year. Try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, re-reads, ancients — whatever you choose.)

On Tuesday, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by January 31. We’ll check in here on January 31 to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book!

So here are my 20 books:

  1. A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway
  2. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
  3. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
  4. Confusion, by Stefan Zweig
  5. Fantômas, by Marcel Allain
  6. Gaspard, Melchior & Balthazar, by Michel Tournier
  7. Kusamakura, by Natsume Soseki
  8. Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
  9. Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  10. Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov
  11. Satantango, by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
  12. Solaris, by Stanislas Lem
  13. Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  14. The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
  15. The Dream  of the Red Chamber, by Cao Xueqin
  16. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
  17. To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
  18. Travels With Charley, by John Steinbeck
  19. Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
  20. We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin

COME BACK ON NOV 29
TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ SOON.
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?

MY FULL LIST IS HERE

 

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