Monday, September 16, 2019

Classics Club Spin #21

Classics Club Spin #21

It is time for the 21stedition of the Classics Club Spin – List 20 books from my CC TBR, by September 23, the mods then pick a random number, and I have until October 31 to read the corresponding book.

‘cept I’m gonna cheat. That really shouldn’t surprise you. I cheat on most memes, challenges, double dog-dares, and quests. For reasons that I won’t go into (cuz it would be boring and no one cares), I’m only going to list 10 books. I used a random number generator to pick their order. If the chosen spin number is one of my BLANKS, I exempt myself from the Spin, without forfeiting the associated cash prize.

1. BLANK
2. BLANK
3. BLANK
4. BLANK
5. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
6. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
7. Dracula by Bram Stoker
8. Lost Horizon by James Hilton
9. Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
10. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
11. The Greek Interpreter by Arthur Conan Doyle
12. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
13. BLANK
14. BLANK
15. BLANK
16. BLANK
17. At Swim Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien
18. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
19. BLANK
20. BLANK

18 comments:

  1. Well, I for one hope you get a book! But if things are hectic maybe it can be something pleasant and short like Jonathan Livingston Seagull or A Christmas Carol...

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    1. Most are quite short for that very reason. I already have the R.I.P going on...hoping a may be able to double up one of those for this. ;)

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  2. Ohh, this is a good cheat! I will have to remember this. I want to participate, but know it will be very tight with my schedule. Why not let fate decide? Great Idea...I might have to adjust me list now... :D

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  3. I'm going to combine my spin books with #AusReadingMonth this year to make my life easier...do what you gotta do, I say :-)

    But I also wish you a book :-)

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  4. That's quite funny. I'm a cheater, too, and I stealer, so I think I will cheat and steal this idea for next time.

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    1. I'm gonna start feeling guilty if I inspire others to cheat :)

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  5. Nothing wrong with cheating occasionally. I love your list.

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  6. The Blanks are a creative way to protect your time! I’ve also seen someone list multiple times the book they really want to read! I listed most of the short ones from my CC list!

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  7. Great approach--load the dice! You have some great books there, although it will be interesting how you respond to Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I read it as a 13 year old, and haven't felt the urge to reread :)

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    1. That's about how old I was, and I didn't like it, but I don't expect I really got the point. I'm not sure how I'm going to feel this time, but I'm looking forward to it.

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  8. so funny! Looking forward to the cash prize with you, lol. Here is my list: https://wordsandpeace.com/2019/09/20/the-classics-club-the-classics-spin-21/

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  9. Ha! I tend to "cheat" by reading the ones I don't ever want in a spin when Spins aren't happening. And then when a spin doesn't happen, I don't add those titles in. Just multiples of others!

    Really though, I ADORE the spins, but they always seem to happen at the worst possible time! No chunksters for me! (I cheated by adding a book that I'm mostly finished with FIVE times on the list AND by adding a ton of books from other challenges rather than the other doorstops that are actually on my list.)

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    1. Thanks Allison...and I don't think listing a book that you can use on more than one challenge is cheating; it's just efficient. :)

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