2021-04-13

CC spin #26 (Classics Club spin)


What is the spin ?

This is a challenge by The Classics Club. It states : "At your blog, before next Sunday 18th April, 2021, create a post that lists twenty books of your choice 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 spin period.

On Sunday 18th, April, 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 the 31st May, 2021. We’ll check in here on Monday the 31st May, 2021 to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book !"

So here's my list :
 
01 Dandelion wine by Ray Bradbury
02 Outrageous fortune by Patricia Wentworth 
03 Gargantua by Rabelais
04 Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie 
05 Portrait of a lady by Henry James
06 East wind, west wind by Pearl Buck
07 Eugénie Grandet by Balzac
08 The city of bells by Elizabeth Goudge 
09 Death at the dolphin by Ngaio Marsh
10 The virgin and the gipsy by D.H. Lawrence
11 Polyeucte by Corneille
12 The woman in white by Wilkie Collins
13  Great expectations by Charles Dickens
14 The fall of the house of Usher by Edgar Poe
15 The tunnel by Dorothy Richardson 
16 The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
17 My cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
18 La machine infernale by Jean Cocteau
19 Le lion by Joseph Kessel
20 Caligula by Albert Camus

25 comments:

  1. That's a great list of books and stories. It strikes me you could make a choice that takes an hour to read, or that would take days!

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, some are very short (plays), others are big chunks, but I have until the end of may so let's see if I can stick to the delay ^^

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  2. Good list. I love it.

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    1. I'm glad you do, I love your poems too, it makes me feel good to read them :)

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  3. What a fun way to get to classics on your list. Look forward to learning which one is picked.

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    1. And that's only my physical TBR, you should see the hundreds of books on my kindle ! I can't believe I keep buying books...

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  4. Great list! Enjoy your reading!

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    1. Thanks Yvonne, I'm glad you like it :)

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  5. A really great list! I hope you get Gargantua and Pantagruel, The City of Bells or Great Expectations. However, I'm intrigued by Camus' Caligula. All the best for the spin!

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    1. That's funny because I was thinking of Rabelais too and crossing my fingers. Thanks Cleo :)

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  6. Ooh The Silmarillion. I think I'm due to read that again. :)

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    1. I want to read all that Tolkien wrote :D

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  7. I've read #s 6, 12 and 13. But some of your others are also on my wishlist. Happy Reading.

    Thanks for visiting my Classic Spin list earlier.

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    1. You're welcome Marianne :) East wind west wind is a re-read, but from a loooooong time ago ! Can't wait for the spin number to drop ;)

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    2. It's been a while for me, too. And one day, I'll probably read it again ...

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  8. I promise to have mine up and ready before the weekend!! I hope it falls on number 4 or number 17 for you...!

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    1. So do I, I love those :) I'll go see your list !

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  9. So many people told me how much they enjoyed The Woman in White that I decided to start it at the beginning of the month.

    The Joseph Kessel book (in English, for me) is a book I definitely plan to read one day. But I worry that I might need some support to get through it. I'm afraid it will be complex.

    Goodness! I almost forgot about posting my spin choices. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. I have watched The woman in white (and was surprised to learn that the sherif of Walking dead is British, he plays in it !), but I'd love to read it now. Maybe you shouldn't start with that Kessel, even if it's interesting on a historical plan. I'm supposed to read Le lion (aka the lion ^^) too. You're welcome, I almost missed it myself !

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  10. I loved The Woman in White and My Cousin Rachel and I enjoyed Great Expectations and The Fall of the House of Usher too. I haven't read any of the others on your list but most of them are books I would be interested in reading. Good luck!

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    1. I have already read The fall of the house of Usher and My cousin Rachel, but it's been so long I'm looking forward to re-reading them soon. I watched Great expectations but only read my firt Dickens... last year. I know. Thanks Helen !

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  11. Izabel, you have some great books on your list and others I have never heard of! Good luck and happy 'Spinning'! đŸ€žđŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Jessica, I'm excited for tomorrow :)

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