Saturday, 8 February 2014

Classic Spin

Now I'm not a member of The Classic Club but I am an observer. I do read a lot of the posts and enjoy what I follow. It was just too big of a job to do their challenge at this time.

However I do like the idea of The Classic Spin.  So instead of listing my classics, I visited and had a sequence of 20 random numbers listed. Then I went to The Library Thing and found the books that matched the 20 random numbers. There are some corkers out there.  Because a lot of my collection are my Vintage Penguin books which number 2000+ books and there are some complete unknowns on the list.

When you read this list you'll know what I mean. So without further adieu instead of The Classic Spin you are looking at the Random TBR Spin.

  1. True Story of Dick Wittington- Osbert Sitwell  (Vintage Penguin)
  2. Zoo in My Luggage- Gerald Durrall (Vintage Penguin)
  3. Bristle Face- Zachary Ball  (Old Dog Adventure Story) 
  4. Life & Wisdom of Gwen Frostic-Sheryl James (Story of Michigan poet)
  5. Murder Maestro Please- Delano Ames (Vintage Penguin)
  6. Dragons Are Extra- Lewis Hastings (Vintage Penguin)
  7. A Treasury of Literary Masterpieces; the novels, plays, poems and other works of the most celebrated and historic writers in All Lands and Times by Albert H. Morehead (vintage Peacock)
  8. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  9. October The First is Too Late by Fred Hoyle (Vintage Penguin)
  10. Liza of Lambeth by Somerset Maugham (Vintage Penguin)
  11. By Any Means:  The Brand New Adventure from Wicklow to Wollongong (Charley Boorman Travelling through Australia)
  12. Lanterns and Lances by James Thurber (Vintage Penguin)
  13. Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock (Vintage Penguin)
  14. The Unvanquished by Wm Faulkner  (Vintage Penguin)
  15. Survive the Savage Sea by Dougal Robertson (Vintage Penguin)
  16. The Australian People 1788-1945 (Vintage Penguin - Pelican?)
  17. The Wine Is Poured by Beatrice Kean Seymour (Vintage Penguin)
  18. When I Am Playing With My Cat, How Do I Know That She Is Not Playing with Me? Montaigne and Being in Touch with Life by Saul Frampton (Philosophy)
  19. Cannery Row- John Steinbeck
  20. The Happy Return by C.S. Forester (Vintage Penguin)
I would most like to read the Charley Boorman, the philosophy using the cat which is no. 18 or the Steinbeck.  I would least like to read the long title of 7. and 16, The Australian People. We'll see what happens.  Either way it's good fun. I may just have to jump in, grit my teeth and read. 

(Travellin Penguin is currently on a camping trip. He'll be back next week)


  1. Some very interesting titles in here!
    I read Tess for a previous spin. It was a reread and brought up some quite strong emotions.
    Good luck :-)

  2. Yes, I was thinking that #7 might be a challenge to read - it seems more like something to dip into. I'll look forward to seeing what you end up with!


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