And the spin book is…

Posted November 17, 2017 by Lory in challenges / 20 Comments

Last week I posted my Classics Club Spin list, and this is the moment of truth — the chosen number is 4, which means I’ll be reading:

Somewhat daunting, but I’m actually glad because this edition of Don Quixote has been sitting on my shelf for more than a year after I won it in a giveaway. I really need to stop procrastinating and read it!

If you’re doing the spin, what did you get, and how do you feel about it?

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20 responses to “And the spin book is…

    • I really liked The Good Earth when I read it some years ago. I would like to read more Pearl S. Buck but have not managed so far. Enjoy!

  1. Be still my heart, you got my favorite book.
    I got The House of the Seven Gables, and I am pleased with this, since I love Hawthorne and I kept pushing this back into my pile, and never reading it.

  2. As you know I recently read this. I see that you are reading the Edith Grossman translation which I found very readable. Though long, I thought that it was very accessible, entertaining and funny.

    Though I read it straight though, some people recommend taking a break between part I and part II. They were meant to be seperate books with part II being a sequel to part one.

    Good luck and have fun!

  3. Like Laurie my No 4 is also Agnes Grey which, happily, is one I kept toying with going for next anyway!

    Enjoy reading the Cervantes — it’s always been one I knew I ought to read but couldn’t bring myself to add it to the list.

    • I read an abridged version in high school, but as with so many classics (Dante, Sophocles, Dostoyevsky) that was so long ago and so much has changed in the meantime that I feel I can hardly count that. I’m excited for this new experience.

  4. I read Don Quixote a few years ago and loved it. Yes, it’s a long book but I found it much more readable and entertaining than I’d expected. I hope you enjoy it too!

  5. I can’t remember if I have read this one… I know I used to own it, but it is no longer on my shelves 🙁 I can’t wait to see your review! 🙂

  6. My all-time favorite book! I’ve read it three times, and listened to it unabridged, read by George Guidall–a great reading! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Don Quixote and Sancho are my two favorite fictional friends! Happy reading!

  7. I put this book (and specifically this translation) on my Christmas wish list. We’ll see if I get it. But I am all the more looking forward to your impression of it.

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