Friday, April 19, 2024

Classics Club Spin #37

And the spin landed on #8...The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson. I should have no problem finishing this by June 2nd.

I finished the last Spin (glory be) so why not try again...

What is the spin?

At your blog, before next Sunday 21st April, 2024 create a post that lists twenty books of your choice that remain "to be read" on your Classics Club list.

This is your Spin List.

You have to read one of these twenty books by the end of the spin period.

On Sunday 21st April 2024 we'll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List by the 2nd June, 2024.

For full details and to join in, visit the Classics Club blog here.

Here's my list:
  1. Collected Works (short stories), Algernon Blackwood
  2. Murder in the Cathedral, T.S. Eliot
  3. The Collector, John Fowles
  4. Grendel, John Gardner
  5. The Witch of Ravensworth, George Brewer
  6. The Centaur, Algernon Blackwood
  7. Viy, Nicolai Gogol
  8. The House on the Borderland, William Hope Hodgson
  9. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
  10. The Centaur, Algernon Blackwood
  11. The Devils of Loudun, Aldous Huxley
  12. The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux
  13. In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires, McNally & Florescu
  14. The Human Chord, Algernon Blackwood
  15. Werewolf, Montague Summers
  16. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  17. Taras Bulba, Nikolai Gogol
  18. Collected Works (short stories), Nicolai Gogol
  19. Complete Ghost Stories, M.R. James
  20. Hard Times, Charles Dickens

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  1. Congratulations on completing your last spin! My book group just got finished reading Phantom of the Opera, which I found intriguing, and I read and enjoyed Of Mice and Men long ago. I would like to read something of Gogol so I'm rooting for one of those to pop up.

    1. Thanks, Deb! PotO and OMaM have been on my TBR for ages! Looking forward to see what I get.

  2. You have some very interesting choices on your list! I hope you get Murder in the Cathedral, though I would be happy with several of your others.

    1. I hope I get it too. I've had it on my spin lists so many's time I think. :)

  3. I read both The Collector and Of Mice and Men in High School (about 50 years ago) but I still remember them both! And as you noted, we both have Dorian Gray on our lists, but not in the same spot! Good luck!

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