Ever since 2012, we at The Classics Club have accumulated a HUGE data base of reviews from our members. To honour all your hard work, reading and reviewing throughout this DECADE, we will celebrate with In Review. In Review will be an occasional look back on what you've read and what you thought about it. … Continue reading In Review…1922
Today's the Day! On the 20th March we announced the latest Classic Club Spin, challenging you to read book 11 on your CC Spin #29 list by 30th April 2022. Did you read your book? Did you write about it, or not? What's Next? In the comments below, tell us what book you read, and what you thought … Continue reading Did You Finish Your Spin?
The Classics Club is TEN years old! Ten years ago this month, The Classics Club was started by a blogger who wanted to see more people posting about classics literature in the blogosphere.The idea took off and the club grew and grew. As the club got bigger, it was decided to create a separate site … Continue reading In Review…Begorrathon & James Joyce
Margaret Oliphant Margaret Oliphant was a prolific Scottish writer who is best known for her domestic realism novels, although she also wrote historical novels and tales of the supernatural. She led a very sad life. She wrote under the name of "Mrs. Oliphant." The daughter of a clerk, Oliphant began writing at an early age … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Margaret Oliphant
If you joined the game last week, find number 11 on your CC Spin #29 List! That's the CLASSIC you are challenged to read by 30th April, 2022. We know it can be hard to stay on track and enthused about your Spin Book for the whole journey. We plan to provide support and encouragement to … Continue reading Your Lucky Spin Number Is…
Hello, Clubbers! It's time for another Classics Club Spin!What is the spin? It's easy. At your blog, before next Sunday 20th March, 2022, create a post that lists twenty books of your choice that remain "to be read" on your Classics Club list. This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these … Continue reading CC Spin #29
During FEBRUARY we dared you to Find Your Inner Romantic! Did you read a ROMANCE book, fall in LOVE with a classic author you've been putting off reading forever or did you EMBRACE a new-to-you genre? BRAVO if you did. Tell us about it. Share your thoughts and ALL your emotions, describe the swoons and … Continue reading Did You Dare?
Albert Camus I think it's interesting that the quick biographies on the internet of Albert Camus all call him a French writer and philosopher even though he was born in Algeria and lived there until he moved to Paris as an adult. I know that Algeria was a French territory at the time, but it … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Albert Camus
Johanna Spyri Johanna Spyri was a Swiss author who is primarily known for writing the beloved children's classic, Heidi. Not much is known about Spyri's life except that she was born in a canton of Zurich named Hirzel and spent most of her life in that area. The setting she used for her novels was … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Johanna Spyri
Swoon! Welcome to Club Dare 2.0. It's very easy. During FEBRUARY we DARE you to tap into your inner romantic! Simply read a CLASSIC book from your #CClist that you classify as romantic, glamorous, sexy or alluring. It could even be a book or author that you are predisposed to LOVE (because of its topic, its … Continue reading Love is in the Air!
It's a brand new year. Yes, I'm one of those odd people who like to set goals for the year and plan my year out. So far, I have penciled in twenty-five classics that I hope to read in 2022. Last year I read twenty. How about you? How are your Classic Club reads coming? … Continue reading Brand New Year: How’s Your Challenge Coming Along?
Katherine Mansfield Katherine Mansfield was a New Zealand author who was considered a master of the short story form and one of the most influential and important Modernist authors. Her works explored anxiety, existentialism, and sexuality, and eventually developed a New Zealand identity. Mansfield was born in Thornton near Wellington to a socially prominent family. … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Katherine Mansfield
Today's the Day! On the 17th October we announced the latest Classic Club Spin, challenging you to read book 12 on your CC Spin #28 list by 12th December 2021. Did you read your book? Did you write about it, or not? What's Next? In the comments below, tell us what book you read, and what you thought … Continue reading Did You Finish Your Spin?
Nikos Kazantzakis Nikos Kazantzakis was a Greek writer who was born in Heraklion, Crete, when it was claimed by the Ottoman Empire. At the time, Crete was revolting against the Ottomans, so Kazantzakis's parents had to flee with him for a while to the island of Naxos. Not much information is available about his younger … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Nikos Kazantzakis
During OCTOBER we dared you to Get Your Goth On! Did you read a SCARY book, a classic author you've been putting off reading forever or did you tackle a truly FRIGHTENING genre? BRAVO if you did. Tell us about it. Share your thoughts, describe the thrills and spills, how did you overcome your FEAR? … Continue reading Did You Dare?
Mary Shelley It should be obvious why I picked Mary Shelley for my focus post this month, as her most famous work is the Gothic horror novel, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, so, totally appropriate for October. Mary Shelley was an English novelist who had a rather exciting life for an early 19th century woman … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Mary Shelley