Hi Everyone, Welcome to another year of The Classics Club. The beginning of a new year is a great time to start fresh. Where are you in your Classics Club walk? How are you coming with your list? Have you gotten frustrated with your progress (or lack of progress)? Do you have books on your … Continue reading Welcome to a New Year of The Classics Club
Mary Gilmore was an Australian socialist writer and poet who was the first woman to be awarded the honor of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. She is considered a national literary icon of Australia. Gilmore was born in New South Wales as the daughter of a Scottish farmer, David Cameron, and … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Mary Gilmore
If you joined the game last week, find number 13 on your CC Spin #22 List! That's the CLASSIC you are challenged to read by 31st January, 2020. 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 22nd December 2019, 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 #22
Cervantes doesn't fit into my plan of writing about lesser known classic authors, but he certainly led an interesting life. He was born into a family of minor gentry that was going steadily downward in the world. He may have been largely self-taught, although the head of a municipal school in Madrid referred to him … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Miguel de Cervantes
Today's the Day! On the 23rd September, we announced the latest Classic Club Spin, challenging you to read book 5 on your CC Spin #21 list by 31st October 2019. 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?
If you joined the game last week, find number 5 on your CC Spin #21 List! That's the CLASSIC you are challenged to read by 31st October, 2019. 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…
Dame Ngaoi Marsh doesn't exactly fit in with my idea of focusing on lesser known classic authors, at least if you're a reader of classic mysteries, but then not all my choices have followed that theme. We also haven't focused on anyone from that part of the world yet. Ngaoi Marsh is best known for … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Dame Ngaio Marsh
Hello all and welcome to this month's update post! How are you guys doing with your Moby Dick readalong? How about the CCSpin? I can happily say that I actually finished my book The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Yay!! What are you all planning to read this month? Member Stats TOTAL MEMBERS: 416 NEW MEMBERS: … Continue reading Members Updates #14
BOO! Club Dare: an old game with a new twist. Once upon a time, the Club issued a Dare to it's members to read and review a certain book. The participant then dared others to read and review a book of their choice. We participated in this event at the time, but it never really … Continue reading Time to Get Your Goth On!
Gabriela Mistral was a Chilean poet, diplomat, and educator who was the first Latin-American author to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. She was also more recently shown through an archive of her letters to be a lesbian, despite her image being appropriated by Pinochet's military dictatorship as an example of a celibate, saint-like figure … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Gabriela Mistral
Hello all and welcome to this month's update post! How are you guys doing with your Moby Dick readalong? It's one of my favorite books of all time, so I hope you all can stick it out through the middle parts. Woot & how excited are you all about the CC Spin? Member Stats TOTAL … Continue reading Member Updates #13
Hello, Clubbers! It's time for another Classics Club Spin!What is the spin? It's easy. At your blog, before next Monday 23rd September 2019, 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 #21
Thomas Mofolo only wrote three books, but he is renowned for being the first author of Western-style novels in the language of Sotho. He is also world famous for his last book, Chaka, because it depicted European Colonialism as a bad influence on the native populations and celebrated the Zulu king. Mofolo was born in … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Thomas Mofolo
Welcome to our latest Review Rewind at the Classics Club! What is Review Rewind? Review Rewind is a chance for all of us to take a closer look at a book or an author on our ever growing review list. We aim to see who has been reading it and what they think. How do … Continue reading Review Rewind #2
Happy August everyone & back to school season! Welcome to this month's update post! How was everyone's July and summer? Anyone have any excited reading plans for the month? Announcements Clubber of the Month - I'll be announcing this month's pick later in the month when I do Tracy's post. If you haven't already checked … Continue reading Member Updates #12