However I do like the idea of The Classic Spin. So instead of listing my classics, I visited Random.org 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.
- True Story of Dick Wittington- Osbert Sitwell (Vintage Penguin)
- Zoo in My Luggage- Gerald Durrall (Vintage Penguin)
- Bristle Face- Zachary Ball (Old Dog Adventure Story)
- Life & Wisdom of Gwen Frostic-Sheryl James (Story of Michigan poet)
- Murder Maestro Please- Delano Ames (Vintage Penguin)
- Dragons Are Extra- Lewis Hastings (Vintage Penguin)
- 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)
- Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
- October The First is Too Late by Fred Hoyle (Vintage Penguin)
- Liza of Lambeth by Somerset Maugham (Vintage Penguin)
- By Any Means: The Brand New Adventure from Wicklow to Wollongong (Charley Boorman Travelling through Australia)
- Lanterns and Lances by James Thurber (Vintage Penguin)
- Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock (Vintage Penguin)
- The Unvanquished by Wm Faulkner (Vintage Penguin)
- Survive the Savage Sea by Dougal Robertson (Vintage Penguin)
- The Australian People 1788-1945 (Vintage Penguin - Pelican?)
- The Wine Is Poured by Beatrice Kean Seymour (Vintage Penguin)
- 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)
- Cannery Row- John Steinbeck
- 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)
Some very interesting titles in here!ReplyDelete
I read Tess for a previous spin. It was a reread and brought up some quite strong emotions.
Good luck :-)
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!ReplyDelete