Sunday, December 6, 2015

Xmas Spin is here!!

SPIN Number 11 has been announced so I am going to try one more time.

We all know the rules. Make up a list of books you want to read - no more than 20 titles - and list them numbered from 1 to 20.

The deadline for posting a spin list is today since the spin number will be posted tomorrow!!! Once the number has been announced, we all have to read and review that number title.

The deadline for reading is by February 1st. which is 6-7 weeks away. 

So far I have had NO luck with the last  two spins I entered. The first spin I was able to swap out my title for another title by the same author so that was OK.

On the last spin I hated the book I ended up with. And I promise I DID try to read it. but who wants to read Middle English just for a challenge?? Certainly NOT me. So The Canterbury Tales was soon dumped from my list!!

Now I have to make up a new list and hope this time I get a book that I DO want to read!!!

Most of these have been on my previous lists. Some are new.

The Campfire Girls are an early form of Girl Scouts, but totally fictional. There were tons of Books written about them by various authors. You can read more here. Most of them are available on Project Gutenberg as well.

Below is MY Spin List for December

1 Richard Adams - Watership Down

2 Victor Appleton - A Tom Swift book

3 Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden

4 CampFire Girls - Various Authors

5 Susan Coolidge - What Katy did at School

6 Agatha Christie -  A Tommy and Tuppence Mystery

7 Daphne Du Maurier - The Glass Blowers

8 F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby

9 Arthur Hailey - Final Diagnosis

10 Laura Lee Hope - The Bobbsey Twins

11 Rudyard Kipling - Kim

12 Louis L'Amour - Sacketts Land

13 Gaston LeRoux - Phantom of the Opera

14 C S Lewis - The Magicians Nephew

15 Katherine Mansfield - The Garden Party & Other Stories

16 E Nesbit - The Railway Children

17 Anna Sewell - Black Beauty

18 James Alexander Thom - From Sea to Shining Sea

19 Mark Twain - The Prince and the Pauper

20 Laura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the Prairie


  1. Ha ha! I wouldn't have wanted to read Middle English either! :)

    I hope you get #20! Also, did you see there's a readalong for the Little House books next year? You should join!!

    Okay, 2, 8, 10, or 12 could also be excellent. Says this girl. Best wishes for getting a FUN book Monday!

  2. My list got changed since this comment was posted so I dont think the numbers actually match the titles this person was referring to. Sorry about that!! Little House readalong? I've never done any of those. But I will look into it. Thanks.

  3. I looked at the website and you know? I think maybe I WILL join this Little House readalong. I can use that for the womens classics literature challenge. Thanks for the suggestion Jillian!!!

    1. I'm hoping the Little House book will spin my way too as I plan to join the readalong as well :-)

      Happy spin