Classics Spin April 2019

I’m late to the party but WOW!  . . .  do I make a grand entrance to the party! (Slide in, look around? no one has noticed I’m late. Walk in casually, present a bottle of wine to the host…)

Here’s my list from August 2018’s spin:

The Three Musketeers – Alex Dumas
Jude the Obscure – Hardy
the Woodlanders – Hardy
Rabbit, Run – Updike
Naked Lunch – Wm Burroughs
Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford
The House of the Seven Gables – Hawthorne
Vanity Fair – Thackeray
Dead Souls – Nikolay Gogol
Candide – Voltaire
The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
Confederacy of Dunces – JKToole
Twelve Years a Slave – Solomon Northup
The Way We Live Now – Trollope
the Counterfeiters – A. Gide
A Handful of Dust – Waugh
The Ox-bow Incident – Walter Van Tilberg Clark
Eileen Chang’s Love in a Fallen City
One Fine Day by Mollie Panter-Downes

And then I went HERE (; entered the above and then hit GO to get:

SO, it looks like I will be reading The Golden Notebook because according to the Monday, April 22 post at the Classics Club blog, the number hit is 19.

Pretty cool that I own a copy of this book. AND have discussed a readalong with my penpal Jill. Not sure how exactly we will conduct a readalong via snail mail but I think it can be done. Just a case of reading some, writing it, putting in the mail. Repeat.  Anyone who want to join in?

AND….. one more thing. Here’s a pic of a pie. Lemon Meringue.




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9 thoughts on “Classics Spin April 2019

  1. I think reading The Golden Notebook with a friend is a perfect way to work through it. That’s how I did it. Also, if you are so inclined, both the Bookfight and Reading Envy podcasts read it and discussed it which I found very interesting to listen to. Good Luck!

  2. Do you watch the Great British Bake-Off? One of the earlier seasons had one of the contestants make a key lime pie that brought the judges to tears it was so good. I have the recipe, but the Italian meringue portion of the recipe intimidates me. I looked at your picture of lemon meringue pie and thought of that key lime pie. When I have a day or two to kill, I will try to make it.

    How is Jill? I haven’t heard from her in ages!

    1. Hi Michelle! Ya know what? Key Lime is not one of my favorites but I would never turn a slice down if offered. I have attempted those trickier meringues and it IS more difficult. Good luck.

    1. I’ve read Brideshead Revisited! I recommend the movie if only cuz it was cool to see someone else’s interpretation. (I’m usually very forgiving of movie adaptions, btw.)

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