May 14, 2013

Another Classics Spin!


The Classics Spin #2! <~~ Check it out!

The fine folks over at The Classics Club are holding another spin. I love these! 

My list is very similar to the 20 books I picked for the first spin

  1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  2. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  4. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  5. Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott
  6. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  7. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  9. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  10. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  11. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  12. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  13. My Antonia by Willa Cather
  14. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  15. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  16. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  17. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  18. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  19. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  20. Tess of the D'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy

Are you participating in the Classics Spin?

49 comments:

  1. I'm preparing my list too, for the first time, how exciting!!!

    But Jennifer, I'm worried because you are cheating a little: you have already read A tree grows in Brooklyn (number 5)!!:
    http://therelentlessreader.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/a-tree-grows-in-brooklyn-by-betty-smith.html

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    1. Oh my word! Thanks for catching that Isi!! I'm going in to edit that right now :)

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    2. I knew you were not the kind of girl who cheats ;)
      Good luck!!

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  2. Ooh ooh! I may spin, too. Just for the hell of it and motivation.

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    1. I like that it forces me (in a nice way) to read something from my CC list :)

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    2. LOL, I need to be forced. I admit it.

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  3. I haven't participated before, but I know I need to read some more classics. Perhaps I should give it a try!

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    1. It's a great way to be motivated to read those classics you've always meant to get to :)

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  4. I enjoyed the Spin enormously last time around, so taking part this time too. I see we both have Bleak House in the list - and you also have Les Miserables - ouch! :)

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    1. Ditto, I love the spin! I have Les Mis on my shelf. It's been sitting there taunting me! I'm dreading/hoping that it will be my spin pick, lol.

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  5. thanks for letting me know about the Spin, I'd like to participate this time! Good luck, glad that Little Women eeked it's way back into your list. :)

    Gotta get my list together. Handmaid's Tale, Frankenstein and Robinson Crusoe are on my overall list too. I look forward to reading those three.

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    1. Oh shoot! I've already read Frankenstein. My word, I must have been half asleep when I posted this, lol. Time for another edit! I'm glad you're going to do the spin too :)

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  6. Sounds exciting! I'm going to have to think about this one. I've got a bunch of review copies to make my way through, so I'm not sure I can take the time, but it would certainly be fun and challenging. I like your list; some of them would be on mine, too. I checked out the Classics Club and was relieved to see that re-reads are permitted (thank goodness, as there are books and plays I read years ago that I would love to read again.) So I may give this a try.

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    1. Lark, I hope you do join the Classics Club! :) I have quite a few re-reads on my list. Like you there are some books that I haven't read in forever and want to read again!

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  7. Have fun with Classics Spin! I love a good classic novel. I see Wuthering Heights on your list, that's a favorite.

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  8. Is this where you make a list and they pick a number and that's which one you have to read?

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  9. You've got some good ones on your list! I just published mine, too! Here's my Classics Spin! I actually kept my exact list and then just changed out the one I read for last time! And just FYI, i have been listening to Anna Karenina for FOREVER! It's sooooooo long!

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    1. That's what I did too, only I messed up and didn't swap out a few that I read in last couple of months. Whoops! (It's fixed now) I'll come check out your list

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  10. I'm doing this spin for sure! Finalizing my list right now. Only putting one on it that I'm really dreading reading--On the Good Life by Cicero--but I ultimately want to read it, so it's a win-win, right?

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  11. I have read a few of these, but many moons ago. I really need to read more classics. :( I just read My Antonia though, around the time I was reading all that Goolrick. And I am about to reread The Wind in the Willows, it is the perfect time of year. You should take your kids on a picnic near a riverbank, and start reading it together. :)

    Good luck on your spin! Maybe I will look it up and try it out, to give myself a bit of a kick in the pants to get reading classics more frequently. :)

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    1. Some of these are re-reads for me as well, but not The Wind in the Willows. I'm looking forward to reading that one :)

      That's the great thing about these spins, they motivate!

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  12. Yes, I'm going to spin again! I'll also be using my original list, with just a couple of modifications. This is great motivation.

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    1. Great to hear JoAnn! I hope they continue to do these spins :)

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  13. We have some books in common. I do hope your lucky number comes up

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    1. Thanks :D There are a few that I'm really hoping to read and a few that I'm dreading a bit, lol. Good luck with the spin! Thanks for visiting me here :)

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  14. I hope you get #1, I just know you would LOVE Anna K!

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    1. I've actually read it before but it's been a LONG time :) I have a number of re-reads on my CC list and that's one of them

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  15. Another great list! Les Miserables, 1984, The Handmaid's Tale, Wuthering Heights - Oh. So. Good! I haven't read My Antonia, yet, but Willa Cather is one of my favorite writers. I also really liked Robinson Crusoe much more than I expected to... and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest is great! I'm hoping some people read it for the "Beats of Summer" event next month.

    I think you're going to be okay regardless of which number pops-up - great list! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Adam :) I'm almost hoping that Les Mis is picked just so I'm forced to get to it! I wouldn't say that I'm dreading it, I only know it will be an investment of time!

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  16. I'm reading Les Mis now. It's a loooooong read :P but good so far!

    The Wind in the Willows is super fun! Rather silly but a great story :D

    Little Women is my FAVORITE book!! I've listed it to re-read. It's been ages!

    We've got several CC titles in common :)

    Good luck!!

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    1. Great minds think alike you know ;) I hope we get a great number!

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  17. I hope you get Tess! It's my FAVORITE classic (although A Room With a View has moved up the list)

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    1. I'm not sure which book I'm hoping to get! I'm excited though ;) I love the spins!

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  18. Great list! I was surprised at how easily I was able to delve into Anna Karenina. I think it sounds much more intimidating than it is. Also- My Antonia is absolutely beautiful. I need to re-read it soon. This list reminds me that there are many more classics that I need to read.
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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    1. Thanks Rebecca :) That's the great thing about these spins, they are great reminders and motivators!

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  19. Whew! You have some bricks on there. Good ones, though. I also have 1984 and My Antonia on my spin list. I loved Catch-22 and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest when I read them as a teen. I really need to read them again. I hope you enjoy whichever book you end up with!

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    1. I do, don't I? :) I'm a little nervous but these spins are great for making you read something you have been putting off ;)

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  20. Great list! Of Mice and Men is such a good (and short) read! Watership Down?! The Handmaid's Tale?! Fingers crossed that we end up with good reads.

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    1. I haven't read Watership Down and I can't wait to do so. I ordered it recently but it turns out I ordered the wrong version...or some sort of sequel? Rats!

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  21. Great list! I read Bleak House earlier this year and loved it although it took a while to read. Good luck with the spin.

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    1. Thanks :) I'm crossing my fingers for a good read!

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  22. Goodluck! And I totally laughed at Isi's comment ;)

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    1. You and me both, lol. I ended up editing this list numerous times because I kept forgetting to swap out books that I've already read. Duh Jen! ;)

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  23. I didn't plan it but we got the same book for the spin :)

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    1. I hadn't heard the announcement yet and I just went to look. #6, let's do it! ;D

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