The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #14


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The Classics Club

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




Book review: No Turning Back

 No Turning Back

No Turning Back
In full compliance with FTC Guidelines,
I received this book for free in exchange
for a fair and honest review.
I was in no way compensated for this post
as a reviewer,
and the thoughts are my own.
No Turning Back
Dan Burns 

Publisher: Chicago Arts Press
Pub. Date: April 29, 2014


Pages: 280
Collection of short stories

Source: Received from author


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This book counts for the following Reading Challenges:

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As I explained yesterday, I met Dan Burns at Chicago Printers Row Lit Fest back in June. He offered me his collection of short stories, No Turning Back, and I promised to review it. My regular followers know this is not a genre I usually read, so this was a delightful experience to try something new to me. This book contains excellent elements I am glad to share with you.
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