For everyone who love classical stories
from many centuries until millenium
with some great story-teller around the world
these is just some compilation of epic-stories
that I've read and loved so many times
... an everlasting stories and memories ...


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Funtastic Challenge "THE CLASSICS SPIN #2"

The Classics Club got another challenge it's called "The Classics Spin" - the idea is to tackle our-fear on several readings that had been on the pile too long, and this is just for fun but also can be another 'excuses' or I can said it as the kick-off to remind our self on our progress in reading challenge. How  about the rules ? It's quite simple, just follow this instruction below : [ or you can check on the main post in HERE ]

It's the second Classics Spin that will be held from May - June 2013. Since my first attempt did not works as the schedule, I would like to try it again, and hopefully this time it will be finished before the end of June. 
  • Go to your blog.
  • Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List.
  • Try to challenge yourself: list five you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
  • Post that list, numbered 1-20, on your blog by next Monday (on May 20.2013)
  • Monday morning, we’ll announce a number from 1-20. Go to the list of twenty books you posted, and select the book that corresponds to the number we announce.
  • The challenge is to read that book by July 1, even if it’s an icky one you dread reading! (No fair not listing any scary ones!)
So here is my Book Spin List from The Classics Club Project :

[ Five Books Free Choice ]
1.   The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
2.   Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
3.   The Story Girl - L.M. Montgomery 
4.   The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie 
5.   The Lost World - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  
[ Five Books I’m Looking Forward ]
6.   Terre des Homme - Antoine de Saint-Exupery ---> Classics Spin #2
7.   The Wind In The Willows - Kenneth Grahame 
8.   Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett 
9.   Black Beauty - Anne Sewell 
10.               Heidi – Johana Spyri
[ Five Books I Never Read by Its Author ]
11.               The Huncback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo
12.               The Diary of A Young Girl - Anne Frank 
13.               A Tree Grows In Brooklyn - Betty Smith
14.               Nobody's Boy - Hector Malot 
15.               Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie 
[ Five Books I’m Dreading to Read ]
16.               Dracula - Bram Stoker
17.               Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
18.               Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte 
19.               The Phantom of The Opera - Gaston  Leroux 
20.               The Innocence of Father Brown - G.K. Chesterton

Now, I have to wait for the next Monday to find-out what's gonna be my next reading project ....whohoho, between excited and a little-bit scary too (^_^)

Best Regards,


  1. Some great choices there. A few of them are on my classics list as well. I tried reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame last year, but had to give up in the end. I just couldn't get going with it. I just read The Secret Garden and it was a very pleasant read. It'll be interesting to see which book you end up having to read. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier and happy reading.

    1. Thank you, and I wish the same happy time for your reading too, good luck with the spin next monday !!

  2. A Tree Grows in Broklynn is in my spin list too. Terre Des Homes and Jane Eyre is in my list for next year.
    Just curious...which version of Phantom of Opera will you read? Indonesian/English?

    1. That's depends on how much time I can spare to read it :D
      But first I will read the translation edition, then if 'father-of-time' have mercy on me, I would like to read the unbridged English version too.

  3. The Picture of Dorian Gray and Les Miserables are two of my favorites! Peter Pan and The Hunchback of Notre Dame are also great, as is the Diary of Anne Frank. And Jane Eyre needs no words. Dracula was not what I was expecting, but I loved it! Good luck with the SPIN - Hope you get a good #!