Hurrah, it's spin time! This has come at a good moment as I've had a very unproductive day with my spring cleaning / redecorating (it involved grout and I made a mess of it so need to start afresh tomorrow) and I really needed cheering up!
The rules of the spin:
- Go to your blog.
- Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List.
- Try to challenge yourself: list five you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, re-reads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
- Post that list, numbered 1-20, on your blog before next Friday.
- Friday morning, we’ll announce a number from 1-20. Go to the list of twenty books you posted, and select the book that corresponds to the number we announce.
- The challenge is to read that book by May 1, even if it’s an icky one you dread reading! (No fair not listing any scary ones!)
As I've just got 32 novels left (and I don't want to list plays: I have a vague order in mind for the remaining plays) I've just removed the novels I'd already planned on reading this month and put the rest in the randomiser. Here's the first 20 it's picked:
- Hardy, Thomas - Jude the Obscure
- Erasmus, Desiderius - In Praise of Folly
- Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe
- Hughes, Thomas - Tom Brown at Oxford
- De Pizan, Christine - The Treasure of the City of Ladies
- Woolf, Leonard - The Wise Virgins
- Dickens, Charles - A Tale of Two Cities
- Gosse, Edmund - Father and Son
- Goldsmith, Oliver - The Vicar of Wakefield
- Steinbeck, John - East of Eden
- Collins, Wilkie - Armadale
- Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – The Eternal Husband
- Eliot, George - Romola
- Dickens, Charles - Sketches by Boz
- Malory, Thomas - Le Morte D'Arthur
- Constant, Benjamin – Adolphe
- Voltaire - Zadig and L'Ingénu
- de Troyes, Chrétien - Arthurian Romances
- Dostoyevsky, Fyodor - Crime and Punishment
- Hašek, Jaroslav - The Good Soldier Švejk
In a weird way I'm hoping for Le Morte D'Arthur: it's time I actually read it instead of meaning to!
Anyway, with that I must return to DIY...