Classics Club Spin #25

It’s that time again! Time for The Classics Club Spin #25.  I have been such a slacker when it comes to reading the books on my Classics Club list, and if I’m being honest there aren’t too many books on the list that I want to read at the moment. So I’m going to stray from the list a little or maybe a lot, I just don’t know yet.

How does the Spin work? It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Really. Choose 20 books from your Classics Club list that you have yet to read and post the list to your blog before Sunday, November 22nd

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Check In – Reading Classic Books Challenge

Hey everyone! First of all, let me say, I hope you’re well and staying safe. Please let me know how you’re doing in comments below.

Secondly, my apologies for being MIA with my own reading challenge. It has been super hectic on my end.

With all the craziness that’s going on and because I haven’t checked in with you, I’m giving you a few extra days to get your review posts linked up to be eligible for this giveaway. Having said that, the 1st quarter giveaway closes Monday, May 4th and the winner will be announced on  Friday, May 8th.

So, happy reading and please stay safe!

The Virtual Wheel Has Spun

The virtual Classics Club wheel was spun and it landed on lucky number

I was on pins and needles hoping the number picked would be a book I was anxious to read. Now, please take note I’m not ashamed to admit that I didn’t fully think this through, so I had to do some quick thinking/improvising/manipulating of the my list.

Woman what are you babbling about? You might be asking. Well, in my haste and excitement for creating my TBR for the Reading Classic Books challenge I’m hosting I only listed 12 books for the challenge prompts and neglected to come up with an additional 8.

Again, I didn’t think it through. And, having said that. Here is how I manipulated the list.

No. 1 became 13 

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Classics Club Spin #21

It’s that time again! Time for The Classics Club Spin #21.  I was on pins and needles the last Spin, hoping the number picked would be a book I was anxious to read. So, here we are again and the nerves are settling in AGAIN. 🙀

I’ve only been participating in the Spin since #17 and I have to say it’s not been a particularly great or fruitful experience, but I keep trying because there has got to be a classic that I haven’t read that I’m going to finish and enjoy.  Below is how my Spins have panned out so far.

  • Spin #20 – The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis was a DNF. Not sure it’s for good, but I have to admit I really didn’t care for it. And I never started The Problem of Pain
  • Spin #19 – Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achabe was a DNF. This one broke my heart. I really enjoyed this in high school, but for some reason I really didn’t care for it
  • Spin #19 – Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin was also a DNF. This was one of the last Baldwin works I haven’t read and oh my gosh I don’t even think I got 25% of the way through
  • Spin #17 – 1984 by George Orwell was chosen and I tried, but was not in the mood for dystopian literature. DNF’d but not for good

But, I’m going to give it a go – AGAIN!

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