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Classics Spin #10 and Group Check-in

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The Classics Club is doing another Classics Spin. This is where you create a list using your own Classics club List. Then, the moderators choose a random number between 1 and 20. That number correspond to the book you have to read. The books on my list were selected using a random number generator. Leaving it all to luck! Here is my list.

Classic Spin #10

and the winner is…

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I’ll have to find a copy and start reading. I have until October 23rd to finish. I’m actually excited about this one.

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Fictional World Travel

Fictional World Travel

This is the first challenge for the Bout of Books read-a-thon. It’s hosted by Between Library Shelves. Basically, you choose 3 to 6 books of places other than the country you currently live in to visit.

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien {Middle Earth}

Let’s be real. If this is not on your list, you are lying to yourself. Ent, wizards, elves. come on.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini {1970s Afghanistan}

This time period fascinates me. I think the stark comparison between the Afghanistan in the 70s and the Afghanistan of today would be cool to see.

Collected Novellas by Gabriel Garcia Marquez {Columbia}

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ (GGM) ability to describe the setting of his works is amazing. I would love to do a GGM pilgrimage of his house and other parts of Colombia would be cool.

Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang {China}

I’ve always wanted to go to China, so this one was a no brainer.

If you do decide to do the challenge, let me know in the comments below.

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Books on the Nightstand Summer Bingo

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Books on the Nightstand is one of my favorite book podcasts. If you are not listening to them, you should be! They are currently hosting a summer bingo. Basically, one would get a randomized bingo card, and you have from Memorial Day to Labor Day to complete the card. You can get your own bingo card here.  While I did start later in the summer, I am still going to try to get as many of these completed, and I will probably try to complete it even after Labor Day. These should help me complete the bingo card that I created earlier this year.

If you decide to join, let me know!

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  • Nonfiction in graphic novel format: My Friend Dahmer
  • That you started but never finished:
  • About a subject that challenges you:
  • By a local author:
  • Translation:
  • Set in a place you want to visit:
  • By an author born in the same year as you:
  • Found in a used bookstore:
  • A literary magazine or journal:
  • Last book of an author before he/she died or retired:
  • Recommended by a family member:
  • Poetry collection:
  • Free Space:
  • A short story anthology:
  • Set in Australia/Oceania:
  • That you think you will dislike:
  • Borrowed from the library:
  • About a religion with which you are unfamiliar:
  • Written by someone under 21:
  • Published before 1900:
  • Written by an author you have met:
  • Published over 100 years ago:
  • Has been on your TBR for longer than 2 years:
  • 10 short stories:
  • Set in South America:

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The Classics Club: Spin #9

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The Classics Club has a new spin. Participant choose 20 books from our book lists, and they choose a number. We then have to read the book that corresponds to that number by May 15th. This should be fun. I love surprises!
Update: The Spin number as determined by the Classics Club is 2! Jane Austen it is.

  1. Bradbury, Ray: Fahrenheit 451
  2. Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice
  3. Austen, Jane: Sense and Sensibility
  4. Burgess, Anthony: A Clockwork Orange
  5. Cather, Willa: My Antonia
  6. Chopin, Kate: The Awakening
  7. Eliot, George: Middlemarch
  8. Fitzgerald, F. Scott: This Side of Paradise
  9. Gaskell, Elizabeth: Wives and Daughters
  10. Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South
  11. Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D’Urbervilles
  12. Heller, Joseph: Catch-22
  13. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: Love in the Time of Cholera
  14. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia: One Hundred Years of Solitude
  15. Mitchell, David: Cloud Atlas
  16. Shelley, Mary: Frankenstein
  17. Smith, Betty: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  18. Steinbeck, John: East of Eden
  19. Twain, Mark: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  20. Waugh, Evelyn: Brideshead Revisited

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Love for Books Read-a-thon: Progress

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Rad-a-thon time! Novel Heartbeat is hosting the 2nd Annual Love for Books Read-a-thon February 8-15.

My Progress:

  • Finish 2 books and  3 graphic novels {0/5}
  • Read at least 300 pages {149/300}
  • Participate in at least one mini challenge {0/1}

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