Last week, I signed up to participate in the Classics Spin hosted by The Classics Club. The number of the book we're supposed to read was announced yesterday! Even though I'm not posting this until today, I was really excited about it...so excited, in fact, that I ran to the computer to check yesterday morning. (My classics nerdiness is almost overwhelming.)
The number chosen was number 14, which means that I will be reading...
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Wow! What a relief! I was so afraid one of my big chunksters was going to get chosen, I rushed to finish Ivanhoe before yesterday so I wouldn't have three big books to read at a time. (I will get to those chunksters one day, though!) I'm pretty sure The Old Man and the Sea is the shortest book on my spin list, and I could probably read it in a day.
To be honest, I've tried to read this book twice now, with no success. Twice! And it's one of the shortest and easiest classics there is. I really don't know what my deal is with this book. So now I'll have some real motivation to finish it. I'll probably wait until March to read it, so I can focus on finishing Great Expectations this month and so it will match up with A Modern March.
Are you participating in the Classics Spin? Which book are you going to read by April 1st?