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The Classics Spin #17: what I got

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2016-2020

The Classics Spin #17

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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

The Face of Another

I’m really thrilled, because I really like Japanese literature. I have already read his The Woman in the Dunes, which is a weird story. I like his writing however, so I’m curious to discover another book by him.

So I have until end of April to read and review it.
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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WHAT DID YOU THINK?

IF YOU ARE MEMBER OF THE CLASSICS CLUB,
WHAT IS YOUR #3?

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The Classics Spin #16: what I got

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The Classics Club
2016-2020

The Classics Spin #16

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.

I’m really thrilled, because:

  • it’s a French classic
  • it’s a mystery, and I’m in a mystery mood
  • perfect timing, as I recently finished reading ALL of Sherlock Holmes, plus The Sherlock Holmes Book (DK Publishing), which does open to major other mystery classics – such as Arsène Lupin. It will be interesting to compare characters and plot.

So I have until end of December to read and review it.
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 THESE TITLES?
WHAT DID YOU THINK?

IF YOU ARE MEMBER OF THE CLASSICS CLUB,
WHAT IS YOUR #4?

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The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #14

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The Classics Club
2016-2020

The Classics Spin #14

Twitter hashtag: #ccspin

I finally managed my subscriptions, so I can now know when a new spin is posted!

Here is what was announced:

At your blog, by next Monday, October 3, list your choice of any twenty books you’ve left to read from your Classics Club list — in a separate post.

This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books in October & November. So, 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, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)

Next Monday, 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 December 1, 2016. We’ll have a check in here in December, to see who made it the whole way and finished the spin book.

So here are my 20 books, not too much extra challenge, these are all books I can’t wait to read!!

  1. A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  2. Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
  3. The Poisoned Crown by Maurice Druon
  4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
  5. The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan
  6. The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux
  7. Three Men in a Boat, by Jerome K. Jerome
  8. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
  9. The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins
  11. Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc
  12. The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe
  13. Moderato Cantabile, by Marguerite Duras
  14. The Baron in the Trees, by Italo Calvino
  15. Solaris, by Stanislas Lem
  16. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
  17. Fantômas, by Marcel Allain
  18. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
  19. Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
  20. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury

COME BACK ON OCTOBER 3
TO SEE WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO READ

 

 

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