"...take your turn, take a ride on the merry-go-round..."
~Masquerade, Phantom of the Opera
|(I find it amusing that this girl is neglecting her needlework|
in favor of a book. Ahem. Cough.)
The Classics Club is sponsoring a Classics Spin from now until April 1st. The rules are simple--list twenty books from your Classics Club list in a separate post on your blog and number them. They can be any twenty books you choose. I've separated mine into four categories, as you can see below. On Monday the 18th they'll announce a number over at the Club, and the assignment is to read whatever book corresponds to that number before April 1st.
I'm posting these here because I want to keep myself accountable-- if the number turns out to be, say, 19 and I'm stuck with Moby Dick, I want Moby Dick to be listed ast #19 on my blog so I can't back out and rearrange my list at the last minute. :D So, in essence, you are all holding me to this list. *dramatically lays hand over heart* I shall not fail you, my friends.
1. Mansfield Park (Jane Austen)
2. Little Dorrit (Charles Dickens)
3. El Dorado (Baroness Orczy)
4. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
5. Eight Cousins (Louisa May Alcott)
New Reads I'm Excited About
6. Lorna Doone (Richard Blackmore)
7. A Portrait of a Lady (Henry James)
8. Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
9. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
10. The Sword in the Stone (T. H. White)
Not Particularly Excited, But Not Dreading
11. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Bronte)
12. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo)
13. He Knew He Was Right (Anthony Trollope)
14. 1984 (George Orwell)
15. Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Viewing With Some Trepidation
16. The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
17. Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy)
18. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
19. Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
20. Daniel Deronda (George Eliot)
Will you be spinning with me?