Monday, 20 May 2013

Classics Club Spin / Bout of Books Wrap-Up





Today, the Classics Club spin number was announced as #6.  This means that my challenge over the next month is to read Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.

I do feel that the spin has been kind to me as Rebecca was on my 'books I am neutral about' list, rather than the 'books I am dreading' one.  It's a relatively short book that I already own, so reading it should pose no problems.  In fact, I have high hopes that I'm going to very much enjoy it, as regular readers will know that I'm a big fan of gothic fiction.




This week also marks the end of the Bout of Books readathon.  My only main goal for the week was to read for at least an hour a day, which I accomplished.  Although my enthusiasm for the read-a-thon started to wane a bit by the weekend, I'm thrilled that I managed to finish four books and get three quarters of the way through the fifth.  I visited some great new blogs that I'm sure I'll keep up with and enjoyed giving myself the permission to spend some more time reading and blogging.  The only downside is the backlog of reviews I now have to catch up on!



Did you take part in any of these events?
I'd love to hear which book you got on the classics club spin!

30 comments:

  1. I'm curious to see how you like Rebecca. It's one of my favorite books!

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  2. Yay!! One of my favourites too!

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    1. Lots of people seem to love this book!

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  3. I love Rebecca and wish I could be reading it for the first time again too! I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. I hope I enjoy it, I actually don't know much about it so I'm hoping that'll be a good thing, as it will all be new and wonderful to me....

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  4. I love Rebecca, and I could happily pick it up and read it all over again. I do hope you'll love it too.

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    1. You should pick it up and read it all over again :)

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  5. Rebecca is one of the few books I've read several times. I love it and am confident you will too. Enjoy!

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  6. Oh, I've wanted to read Rebecca for a long time - looks like you got pretty lucky with that one!

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  7. I had a great time with Bout of Books and enjoyed finding some new-to-me blogs to follow (including this one!) I'm envious of your spin book -- that is on my list and I was really wanting it to come up. I may have to read it in June anyway. My #6 is Ernest Hemingway (ugh!)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed Bout of Books and I'm glad that we found each other's blogs :)
      I have to admit I'm not a Hemingway fan, consequently he's not on my classics club list at all! I much prefer Fitzgerald.

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  8. Yay for the spin! My pick is Robinson Crusoe :)

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    1. Good luck with Robinson Crusoe, I have to admit it has never appealed to me so I'd love to see what you make of it.

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  9. I do hope you like Rebecca. Its one of those books you won't be on the fence! you either like it or you dont.

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    1. In that case, I hope I'm on the positive side of the fence!

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  10. Rebecca is amazing - a wonderful classic. I drew Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, a book I've wanted to read for years.

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    1. I'm interested in reading Revolutionary Road, although I didn't love the film. Hope you enjoy it!

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  11. I thoroughly enjoyed Rebecca - I'm sure you'll love this gothic style romance/mystery too :-)
    I got Tess - lots of gorgeous angst, longing and haystacks coming my way!

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    1. Gothic books are amongst my favourites, so I have high hopes. The only Hardy I've ever read is Mayor of Casterbridge which I liked a lot more than I was expecting to. Tess is on my list.

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  12. Oooh, you're in for a treat with Rebecca!

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  13. Rebecca is such a brilliant book and if you get really sad when it's finished, Susan Hill has written a sequel called Mrs de Winter which is (obviously) amazing too.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about the sequel, if I love Rebecca I'll definitely try that afterwards.

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  14. Sometimes I feel like the only person in the world who hasn't read Rebecca.

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    1. Never fear, there are at least two of us!

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