The Classics Club Spin Number…

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The Classics Club announced the Spin number yesterday:

12

Which means I’ll be reading Paradise Lost by John Milton.  I’ll take a look at the book later today and figure out if I want to do a read along.  My copy is 737 pages, but I’m not sure how much of that is Introduction, Notes, etc.

Classics Club Spin #15

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It’s time for another Classics Club Spin!  Below is my Spin list.  While I’m interested in reading all of the books on this and my master list, I’m really hoping it will be one of the books below in particular.  I’m not saying which one, though.

  1.  Lawrence, D.H.: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  2. Atwood, Margaret: A Handmaid’s Tale
  3. Du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca
  4. Barrie, J.M.: Peter Pan
  5. Beckett, Samuel: Waiting for Godot
  6. Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo
  7. Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front
  8. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. Bronte, Anne: Agnes Grey
  10. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: Tender is the Night
  11. Flaubert, Gustav: Madame Bovary
  12. Milton, John: Paradise Lost
  13. Nabokov, Vladimir: Lolita
  14. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden
  15. Eliot, George: Middlemarch
  16. Goethe, Johann: Faust
  17. Proust, Marcel: Swann’s Way
  18. Heller, Joseph: Catch-22
  19. Hemingway, Ernest: A Farewell to Arms
  20. Crane, Stephen: Red Badge of Courage

The Spin number will be chosen on Friday, and then those of us participating will have until May 1st to read the book that corresponds to that number.

Are you participating in the Classics Club Spin?  Whether or not you’re participating, would you be interested in doing a read-along of any of the books on my list?  Let me know in the comments!

The Classics Club Spin Number

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The Classics Club announced the Spin number today:

1

Which means I’ll be reading Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe? by Edward Albee.  I’ll take a look at the book later today and figure out if I want to do a read along.  I might just decide to buckle down and finish it so I can get back to my #FrightFall TBR.  It’s a fairly short book, so we’ll see.

The Classics Club Spin #14

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It’s time for another Classics Club Spin!  Below is my Spin list, and since I failed miserably at the last Spin (I didn’t even start Lord of the Flies) , I will probably do a read-along.  While I’m interested in reading all of the books on this and my master list, I’m really hoping it will be one of the books below in particular.  I’m not saying which one though because I don’t want to jinx it.  Regardless of whether or not it ends up being my Spin book, I will be reading it before the end of the year, so you’ll know which one I’m referring to soon enough.

  1. Albee, Edward: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  2. Lawrence, D.H.: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  3. Atwood, Margaret: A Handmaid’s Tale
  4. Du Maurier, Daphne: Rebecca
  5. Beckett, Samuel: Waiting for Godot
  6. Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo
  7. Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front
  8. Bronte, Anne: Agnes Grey
  9. Flaubert, Gustav: Madame Bovary
  10. Milton, John: Paradise Lost
  11. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The House of the Seven Gables
  12. Proust, Marcel: Swann’s Way
  13. Goethe, Johann: Faust
  14. Eliot, George: Middlemarch
  15. Golding, William: Lord of the Flies
  16. Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter
  17. Hemingway, Ernest: A Farewell to Arms
  18. Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the Mohicans
  19. Crane, Stephen: Red Badge of Courage
  20. Irving, Washington: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Spin number will be chosen on Monday, and then those of us participating will have until December 1st to read the book that corresponds to that number.

Are you participating in the Classics Club Spin?  Whether or not you’re participating, would you be interested in doing a read-along of any of the books on my list?  Let me know in the comments!

The Classics Club: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  • Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Pages: 407
  • Genre: Fantasy

 

 

I have the audiobook version of The Lord of the Rings, but since I haven’t read it since I was 12, I decided to borrow the Boyfriend’s copy instead of listening to the audio for #FanspeakTheRing.

Did you know that The Lord of the Rings is not actually a trilogy?  Though it’s usually broken down into three books (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King), it’s actually six books broken down into three parts/volumes.  Did you also know that, as a whole, they’re on the banned and challenged books list?  According to the ALA, it was burned in Alamogordo, New Mexico for being “satanic.”  My guess is that the people behind such a horrible act have never actually read The Lord of the Rings or know anything about its author.

Since I’m following the schedule for #FanspeakTheRing, I’ve only just started the second part.  So, I don’t yet have an opinion about it or the third part.  However, so far, it’s much better than I remember it being.  The Hobbit has always been my favorite book by Tolkien, and even though I love the movies based on The Lord of the Rings, I remember feeling as if the books dragged on a bit and were easily confusing when I read them all those years ago.  I never felt that way during this re-read, and if the rest is as wonderful, I’m fairly certain it will be joining the ranks of The Hobbit on my all-time favorites list.

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The Classics Club Spin: Brought to You by the Number…

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The Classics Club announced the Spin number today:

15

Which means I’ll be reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding.  I’ll take a look at the book later today and figure out if I want to do a read along.

  1. Albee, Edward: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  2. Anonymous: One Thousand and One Nights
  3. Atwood, Margaret: A Handmaid’s Tale
  4. Barrie, J.M.: Peter Pan
  5. Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo
  6. Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front
  7. Bronte, Anne: Agnes Grey
  8. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: Tender is the Night
  9. Milton, John: Paradise Lost
  10. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden
  11. Proust, Marcel: Swann’s Way
  12. Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the Apes
  13. Goethe, Johann: Faust
  14. Yeats, William Butler: Irish Faerie Tales
  15. Golding, William: Lord of the Flies
  16. Wells, H.G.: The Time Machine
  17. Heller, Joseph: Catch-22
  18. Hemingway, Ernest: A Farewell to Arms
  19. Crane, Stephen: Red Badge of Courage
  20. Swift, Jonathon: Gulliver’s Travels

Classics Club Spin #13

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It’s that time again!  The Classics Club is doing another Spin.  I was not at all successful with the last Classics Club Spin, but I’m hoping this time around will go better.  Below is my Spin list.  On Monday, a number between 1 and 20 will be chosen, and I’ll be reading the book from my list that corresponds with that number.  I’ll have until August 1st to finish it.  Depending on which book it is, I might do a read-along.

  1. Albee, Edward: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  2. Anonymous: One Thousand and One Nights
  3. Atwood, Margaret: A Handmaid’s Tale
  4. Barrie, J.M.: Peter Pan
  5. Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo
  6. Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front
  7. Bronte, Anne: Agnes Grey
  8. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: Tender is the Night
  9. Milton, John: Paradise Lost
  10. Burnett, Frances Hodgson: The Secret Garden
  11. Proust, Marcel: Swann’s Way
  12. Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the Apes
  13. Goethe, Johann: Faust
  14. Yeats, William Butler: Irish Faerie Tales
  15. Golding, William: Lord of the Flies
  16. Wells, H.G.: The Time Machine
  17. Heller, Joseph: Catch-22
  18. Hemingway, Ernest: A Farewell to Arms
  19. Crane, Stephen: Red Badge of Courage
  20. Swift, Jonathon: Gulliver’s Travels