Sunday, February 17, 2013
In Which I Take a Turn About the Room
After more than a little hesitation, I've decided to take the The Classics Spin.
Here's how it works:
- 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, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
- Post that list, numbered 1-20, on your blog by next Monday. (2/18)
- Monday 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 April 1, even if it’s an icky one you dread reading! (No fair not listing any scary ones!)
Sounds like fun, right? We'll see. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that numbers 6 -10 will not be chosen. After starting a Vanity Fair read-along this week, another chunksters by April 1 may be too much to handle. Here's my list:
Pick Me, Pick Me (books I want to read now)
1. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
2. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
3. Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty
4. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier
5. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
Chunksters (nearly 500 pages or more)
6. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
7. Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
8. A Light in August by William Faulkner
9. Them by Joyce Carol Oates
10. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Quickies (books under 300 pages)
11. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
12. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
13. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
14. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
15. The Pearl by John Steinbeck
16. The Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton
17. Cranford by Eizabeth Gaskell
18. They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple
19. The Winter of our Discontent by John Steinbeck
20. Imperial Women by Pearl S. Buck
So let's spin...or, take turn about the room!
The spin number is 14. I will read The Picture of Dorian Gray by April 1.