Weekly Round-up for August 6, 2012.

The new site has been up and running just under a week now, and judging by the e-mails in the inbox, you guys are getting right down to adding reviews, updating links to your lists, and completing the Club Monthly Meme. We’re all so excited by the response to the new site! We hope that this will continue to be a place to come together to read the classics.

This is the first installment of the Club’s Weekly Round-up posts. Each week, I’ll be here to recap events from the previous week-including reviews, new members, and anything else going on here on the site. Hopefully, this will prove to be an easy way to keep track of new reviews by your fellow Clubbers!

Since the site just launched, we have a slew of reviews and new members to announce (which is awesome!). Everything will be linked up below, so make sure to visit our newest members to welcome them and check out the new reviews. I’m sure you’ll find more books to add to your TBR.

General Club News

The first Monthly Meme was launched on August 2! There are already a number of posts linked up! Check it out and feel free to write your own post to link up. You can participate at any time during the month of August, so if you need some time to think over your answer, you have plenty of it! You can find future topics here.

Adam of Roof Beam Reader is hosting Austen in August this month! Make sure to check it out, as he has some awesome giveaways and great guest posts coming up.

We are looking for nominations for our two new features-Classic Clubber of the Month and Featured Post of the Month. Know of a Clubber who has been rocking their list, or who is just a general inspiration to you? Nominate them by filling out this form. Or, did you run across an amazing post by a fellow Clubber that everyone needs to see? Make sure to nominate it by filling out that form. Both of these features will run every month, so you can continuously nominate!

We also want to make sure that you know if you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding anything to do with the Club or the new site, you can always contact the moderators.

New Members

The launch of the site also brought us quite a few new members. Please make sure to visit our newbies and welcome them to the Club! If you are interested in joining, you can find more information on our Join the Club page.

*Note: We had a lot of e-mails come in this week. If you submitted and you are not here, we’re so sorry! Please re-submit and we’ll include you in next week’s post!*

Let’s Fly Away (Fitzingway). Book List. Goal Date: December 2016.

Tiny Library (Sam). Book List. Goal Date: August 1, 2017.

Dolce Bellezza (Meredith). Book List. Goal Date: August 2015.

Crafts4Others (Crafts4Others). Book List. Goal Date: August 1, 2017.

Beachreader (Jayme). Book List. Goal Date: August 1, 2017.

Literary Exploration (Michael). Book List. Goal Date: March 7, 2017.

Honeybee’s Joys (Missy). Book List. Goal Date: July 31, 2017.

Pages Turned (Susan). Book List. Goal Date: April 2, 2015.

Tien’s Blurb (Tien). Book List. Goal Date: August 31, 2017.

Lost Generation Reader (Jenna). Book List. Goal date: August 3, 2017.

Bibliophilia (Terri-maree). Book List. Goal Date: March 31, 2017.

Brilliant Years (C). Book List. Goal Date: July 31, 2017.

The Blog of Litwits (Brooke). Book List. Goal Date: July 31, 2017.

My Harvard Classics. Book List. Goal Date: August 5, 2013.

A Novel Attachment (Joon-Ann). Book List. Goal Date: August 4, 2017.

Jackiemania (Jackiemania). Book List. Goal Date: July 15, 2017.

Always Cooking up Something (Chinoiseries). Book List. Goal Date: December 31, 2016.

A Happier Emily (Emily). Book List. Goal Date: August 5, 2017.

In The Next Room (Zoe). Book List. Goal Date: August 5, 2015.

Universe in Words (Juli). Book List. Goal Date: May 8, 2015.

New Reviews by Members

In addition to linking up a lot of new members, we also had a lot of members submit links to posts they’ve written in the last few months (since the Club started). Some individuals hadn’t linked up before, so you will see multiple posts by some individuals. To link up posts, you need to fill out this quick little form. Additionally, if you want to see all the reviews submitted by Members, visit our Reviews Page!

*Note: Again, quite a few e-mails came in this week. If you submitted a review and it isn’t linked here, please let us know so we can include you on next week’s post!*

Carey reviewed: Wuthering Heights, The Grapes of Wrath, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Kristi reviewed: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Payton reviewed: The Secret Garden and The Scarlet Pimpernel

Bex reviewed: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Karen K. reviewed: East of Eden, The Odd Women, Tortilla Flat, Agnes Grey, Pavilion of Women, Our Mutual Friend, L’Assommoir, Kidnapped, South Riding, and Diary of a Pilgrimage

Listra reviewed: The Phantom of the Opera and The Three Musketeers

Lindylit reviewed: Pride and Prejudice, David Copperfield, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1984, The Hobbit, and Anna Karenina

Teresa reviewed: Tender is the Night and The Woman in White

Geoff W. reviewed: Mansfield Park, Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Murder on the Orient Express, Gone With the Wind, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Color Purple, and Anna Karenina

MJ reviewed: The Rover, Ceremony, The Book of the City of Ladies, and The Mill on the Floss

Cat reviewed: Barchester Towers

Donna reviewed: Little Dorrit, Don Quixote, Othello, and The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Terri-Maree reviewed: Middlesex, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Wuthering Heights, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Rebecca, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Alletha reviewed: Persuasion, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and Far From the Madding Crowd

Angus reviewed: Jane Eyre, Darkness at Noon, and Frankenstein

Annette reviewed: The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Novels, Daisy Miller and Other Stories, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Oliver Twist, The Woman in White, and Ruth

Honor reviewed: Frankenstein

Lyndsay reviewed: Everything is Illuminated, Surfacing, The Master and Margarita, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, South of the Border, West of the Sun,  and Ashenden

Patty reviewed: Candide

CurlyGeek reviewed: The Moonstone

Amanda reviewed: The Name of the Rose and The Silmarillion

Ruth reviewed: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Athena reviewed: Little Women

Laura reviewed: Antony and Cleopatra

Fanda reviewed: The Importance of Being Earnest and Twenty Years After

Melmarian reviewed: The Jungle Books

Have a wonderful week!


16 thoughts on “Weekly Round-up for August 6, 2012.

    1. Hi, (Royal? I’m not sure what to call you.) 🙂

      This is Jillian. We’re still trying to get organized. When did you submit your membership? If it was before Sunday, Aug. 5, it may have been lost in the giant move. Resend if you submitted before Aug. 5. If it was after Aug 5, you’re probably waiting in the pool. It’s a big job getting everyone added so there is a delay. But go ahead and resend your submission anyway to be safe.

      Either way, drop Allie a note here so she knows you are missing from the list. That way she can catch you in the next round-up. Cheers. 🙂


      1. Thanks Jillian. I submitted on Aug. 3 (I think) so it probably got lost. No worries…it’s obvious the Club is getting HUGE and you have a lot on your plate. I’ll resubmit.

        PS You can shorten my name to HRO.


  1. Thanks for listing me ^___^ It is wonderful to see so much enthusiasm for the classics! You’re motivating me to read more of them 🙂


  2. So inspiring to see all this activity with Classic literature! Welcome to all new members, and hello again to all ye oldies! 🙂


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