And the Winner is…..

The Classics Club has revealed the number for the 5th Classics Club spin and that number is




And the book I’ll be lucky enough to read is ……




Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

I’m really happy I got this book, I’ve wanted to read this for some time now and now I’m finally going to get the chance 🙂

I’m back for another Classics Club Spin

It is time for another  Classics Club Spin! The books I have picked are all currently at the top of my to-be-read list and am dying to read them all. So here’s my list 🙂


  1. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  2. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  3. On the Road By Jack Kerouac
  4. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  6. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  7. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
  8. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  9. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  10. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
  11. North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  12. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  13. Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
  14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  16. Tess of the D’urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  17. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  18. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  19. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy
  20. Franny and Zooey by J.D Salinger

I don’t know which one I want to read most but I will be happy with any of them. Now comes the wait to find out which number is picks 🙂

The Lucky Spin Number Is…..



And the lucky book I’ll be reading is….



The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank


This was one of the ones I least wanted to read but I’ll take it all in my stride and give it a go.

It could turn to be better than I thought.

Good luck to everyone else participating 🙂

The Classics Spin #2

The Classics Spin is back again. Since my attempt in the first spin failed miserably, I thought I’d give it ago again.

So here’s my Spin list:

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  3. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  4. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  6. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  7. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  8. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  9. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  10. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  11. Franckenstein by Mary Shelley
  12. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  13. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  14. Emma by Jane Austen
  15. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  16. Germinal by Emile Zola
  17. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  18. Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott
  19. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  20. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

There’s a few I’m hoping for, but we’ll see which one I end up with 🙂

The Classics Spin

The folks over at The Classics Club are holding a challenge were you pick 20 books from your Classics Club List and on Monday they will pick a number between 1 and 20. Which ever book you have for that number is the book you read by April 1.

This will be the first book I’ll be reading off my Classics Club List.

So on with my list 🙂

1. Emma – Jane Austen
2. Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen
3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
5. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
6. Germinal – Emile Zola
7. North & South – Elizabeth Gaskell
8. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
9. The Scarlett Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
10. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
11. Animal Farm – George Orwell
12. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
13. Frankestein – Mary Shelley
14. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
15. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
16. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
17. Sense & Sensibility – Jane Austen
18. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
19. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
20.The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux

Let the Spin Begin

My failed attempt at reading A Christmas Carol



So I decided to read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens over Christmas last year, I thought it’s Christmas I’ll have plenty of time to read this.

Boy was I wrong.

Christmas happened to be at our house this year, which ended up being the most crazy four days of my life. We had relatives coming and going all four days, we had meal after meal after meal to make and then came dessert.

I also had my cat sleeping in my room, which resulted in her waking me up at all hours of the night, leaving me tired everyday.

So in the end reading was the furthest thing from my mind.

But I’m determined to read it this year, it is now one of my new years resolutions. Third time lucky hopefully.

The Classics Club December Meme

I finally decided to take part in The Classics Club Monthly Meme. I have been wanting to do this for the last few months but never got around to it, now I am.




What is your favourite memory of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? Have you ever read it? If not, will you? Why should others read it rather then relying on the film adaption?

I started reading A Christmas Carol earlier this year but only got  a few pages in then stopped. I’ve been wanting to go back to it all year but never did, until now.

I thought what  a better time to read it then Christmas, so it is now sitting on my bedside table ready for when I finish the book I’m currently reading.

This will be my first Dickens book and I look forward to reading it and all his other books.