I was so happy to see the number 10 had come up. That means I’ll be reading The House of Mirth by January 1, 2013. I’m sure I’ll enjoy it because I really enjoyed The Age of Innocence. So what is your #10 title? Whew! Thank goodness Moby Dick didn’t get picked. I think it would have been just a bit too much for me at the moment. Happy reading…
The Classics Club Lucky SPIN Number
Bookish Stuff / Monday, November 18th, 2013
10 Replies to “The Classics Club Lucky SPIN Number”
I’ve never read Wharton, but I suspect I should give her a try. I hope you love your spin pick!
The Age of Innocence is the only novel I’ve read by Wharton and I loved it. I hope The House of Mirth will give me more Classic goodness. 🙂
I was looking over my book list, and I completely forgot I HAVE read Wharton! I read Ethan Frome a few years ago… My brain seems to have trouble processing that the same author who wrote society stories set in early-20th-century New York also wrote this gloomy little book. It’s certainly worth reading, and it definitely shows her range, but I found it to be a bit of a downer. Perhaps I was in the wrong frame of mind for the book when I read it.
Yes I have heard that Ethan Frome is a bit of a downer. It hasn’t been one that I’ve been dying to read. I have wanted to check out The Buccaneers though.
I was relieved to not get Moby Dick as well! I’m glad you got a book you’re excited to read.
I spun Les Mis, which I am excited to read, but it’s just so long!
I really liked it but I read it in French so it took me a really long time to read. One day I may reread it in English. You’re going to like it and maybe read faster than you think. Just do the best you can. It’s like my desire to read A Suitable Boy 1,500 + pages. One day…
LOL, you dodged a bullet with Moby Dick. 🙂 I haven’t read a lot of Wharton, but I want to try more. Can’t wait to find out your thoughts on this one.
Yep I sure did. I figured placed at #20 what would be the odds of that number coming up. Ok I got lucky but I’m thrilled about reading The House of Mirth. I’m interested to hear what you have to say about 1984.
I didn’t put Moby on my list because I knew I wd never be able to face reading it. I also have House of Mirth but it didn’t come up on this spin. Will be keen to see what you thought of it
Hi Karen! I didn’t realise you were blogging. Just checked your site and it’s awesome! I also had a look at your list of 20 and I must say we have a lot in common. It think I’ve only read about 4 or 5 on your list. I’m sure the Power and the Glory will be a good read and it’s definitely on my TBR along with Anna Karenina, Mrs. Dalloway, The Invisible Man, and L’Assommoire. I’m sure it’s going to be good and I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on Greene. So cool you’re blogging! I’m definitely a fan of your pertinent comments over on YT but now we can share more through blogging. 😀
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