The Classics Club Spin # 26

The Classics Club Spin # 26 has been chosen and it’s number 11 which means that by the 31st of May 2021 I have to read Montaigne’s Essays. I’ve had this book by my bedside since 2016 which is when I read How to Live – A Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell. I really enjoyed that book and wanted to read more of what Montaigne had written, the thing that has been putting me off from the beginning is the fact that my copy of his essays is an old Penguin Classics paperback with really small print. I don’t need new specs, it’s just that after reading more modern books which have really big clear print I find the older editions uncomfortable to read to begin with, but I know that after reading just a few pages I’ll get used to it.