The Return of the Spins
The Classic Club Spin has been one of my favorite reading activities. Thanks to this activity, I have read many books, which I would NOT have ventured into and in hindsight I know I would have missed out on such great and enriching works! Work and personal life however for last one year has been crazy, forcing me to let go of several spins and while I did feel upset about missing out on quality reading, there was very little I could do! I was planning to miss this spin as well, but then, I realized that I cannot always keep leaving out things that I truly enjoy for the things that must be done. I really cannot after a point get anything done, if I do not keep evolving myself and reading Classics is surely one of the best ways to do that. Furthermore, Cleo, my soul sister and my partner in crime whose life is equally busy and chaotic, has decided to plunge into this Spin and like always inspired me to join her madcap adventures. So, here, I am ready to Spin again.
The rules are simple and I quote directly from the CC Spin Page –
- At your blog, before next Monday 22nd April 2019, 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.
I usually pick books randomly, but Cleo again got me hooked on this randomizer and when I ran my Classic’s list, this is what came up as my first 20 –
- 9 The Eustace Diamond by Anthony Trollope
- 14 Wives and Daughter by Elizabeth Gaskell
- 1 The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarrington
- 16 So Big by Edna Ferber
- 15 Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
- 2 The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
- 30 And Quiet Flows The Dawn by Mikhail Alexandrovich Sholokhov
- 12 The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope
- 21 Son Excellence Eugène Rougon by Emile Zola
- 40 The Meghadūta by Kālidāsa
- 22 The Kill by Emilie Zola
- 46 Travels with Charlie by John Steinbeck
- 17 The Rig Veda; Translated by Wendy Donier
- 27 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
- 25 Mr. Harrison’s Confession by Elizabeth Gaskell
- 26 The Bucaneers by Edith Wharton
- 39 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
- 29 Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
- 24 Tales of South Pacific by James A Michener
- 41 Kumarasambhava by Kalidasa
Some of these books, I really want to get to like, #3, #10 and #12; while others like #7 kind of scare me; but then, I know for a fact that books which I found intimidating were the ones I ended up loving the most! Thus, now I await Monday and the lottery of what I shall finally read!
Happy Spinning everyone!