The Classics Club Lucky SPIN number!

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We promised you a spin number this morning, and here it is! Your Spin Number is –

14.

If you joined the game last week, find number 14 on your Spin List! That’s the title you are challenged to read by April 1, 2013. We’ll toss a post up on April 1 to see who completed the game.

As always, the prize is the reading experience. Details here.

In case anyone asks — it would be awesome if everyone posted about their Spin book on April 1. But that’s not mandatory or anything. If you want to, though, have at it! 🙂

Check in below if you played. What’s your #14 title? Are you glad, hesitant, excited about your title? Do tell!

Twitter hashtag: #ccspin

– the Club

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138 thoughts on “The Classics Club Lucky SPIN number!

  1. My book is The Ghosts of Sleath by James Herbert. Actually quite looking forward to that. I had this suspicion that Les Miserable would be chosen – not that I don’t want to read it but it’s a chunkster!
    Lynn 😀

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  2. The Beautiful and the Damned by F.Scott Fitzgerald is my book–I thought I was pretty neutral about it, but now that it’s been chosen I’m excited! Well, it also helps that I happened to have recently received the beautiful Penguin hardback edition. 🙂

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    1. Looks good! I’ve read The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night and loved them, so I’m pretty curious about this novel 🙂

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  3. # 14 on my list is The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington. I added it to my CC list after reading it won the Pulitzer Prize but know nothing about it at all. I’ll be reading together with Brona and looking forward to meeting a new author.

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  4. My #14 is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which I am excited about. I’m doing Modern March, so this will be a nice contrast with those titles. I’m happy with the spin.

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    1. I think I’m one of the few people in this world who still felt neutral abou Cold Comfort Farm aftare reading it!! I’ll be curious to hear how you go.

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  5. I’ll be reading Hunger by Knut Hamsun. It was one of my “neutral” picks so I guess I’m feeling a little neutral about it…Actually, I’m just pretty happy that it’s not Chaucer or Homer! 😉

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  6. I have pride and prejudice by Jane Austen. I have seen the 1995 movie, so lolling forward to the book. For some reason I thought the book was pretty big, but my version is only 295 pages or so.

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    1. Ahh, that was my first Jane Austen book, and the one that got me addicted to her novels! Now that I’ve read all her novels, though, P&P is no longer my absolute favorite (that honor belongs to Northanger Abbey), but it will always hold a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy it!

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      1. Yay! Northanger Abbey! That’s my favorite of hers too. I’ve also read P&P and Persuasion. I didn’t care too much for Persuasion, but I have always loved P&P. I have Austen’s other three books on my classics list.

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  7. I got Ake: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka, an autobiography of childhood in Nigeria. I read about two pages last summer and didn’t get hooked, but two pages hardly a fair sample and it’s supposed to be wonderful. I’m looking forward to it!

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  8. #14 on my list is Shirley Jackson’s Life Among Savages. I think it’s the only non-fiction work the writer wrote. I have to say that I’m surprised. 🙂

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    1. I’m reading Frankenstein now. I wasn’t really too into it for the first third of the book, but by chapter 11 (when we finally hear from Frankenstein’s monster) I started to enjoy it more.

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    1. My 15 year old stepson is reading this for school (in Australia) right now….and hating every word of it!! Fortunately he doesn’t connect with the main character at all.

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  9. Well, I got Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, which I’m not entirely thrilled about. But it is on my list for a reason and I know many people love it, so hopefully I’ll be surprised with a great experience. It was in my “neutral” 5… but we shall see! 🙂

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    1. One of my favorites. If I remember correctly, it took me awhile to get into it but once I did, I loved the mystery.

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    2. I really liked this book (aside from the narrator not having a name, that bugged me). I didn’t go into it with any expectations really, although I had a vague idea of the story. I found sympathy with the main characters from the beginning, and enjoyed watching the mystery of the plot unfold. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Oh my gosh, you should prepare for sleepless nights! That is an AC that is difficult to stomach… But of course, that’s why it’s a brilliant piece of work!

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  10. I got Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. It’s one of the books I was neutral about, and I’m still neutral about it getting picked! I probably would have put it off for a long time so I’m glad to be getting to it.

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  11. My #14 was The Death of Ivan Ilyich, by Leo Tolstoy. I’m looking forward to it! I loved War and Peace, and liked Anna Karenina mostly. At least it’s not too long! I should be able to finish on time.

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        1. You’re welcome! Also, the BBC mini-series of Daniel Deronda (another George Eliot book, which I found even better than Middlemarch) is excellent, too!

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  12. Proust’s Contre Sainte-Beuve. One of the longer and more complex books on my list. It falls into the “I’m not really sure I have time for this right now” category. Hope it turns out to be pleasant surprise!

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  13. My Classic Spin #14 : Gulliver’s Travel by Jonathan Swift — this is on of my ‘hesitant’ list 😦 well, maybe it’s my ‘destiny’ to finally read it after so long in my books pile.

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  14. number 14 for me is… Oliver Twist… It’s one that I have tried to read over and over before but never had much luck with it. Maybe this time will be different!

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  15. I’ve got a Dickens – The Mystery of Edwin Drood. I’m pleased this one came up because I’ve been meaning to read it for absolutely ages. Best get cracking!

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  16. #14 The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington. I saw the old B&W movie years ago, so I know I will enjoy the story…now I just have to get stuck into it! I’ll be reading along with Cat @ Tell Me A Story.
    I also love to use Instagram – perhaps for those of us who like to dabble with photos we could make a #ccspin to share photos of where we’re reading, our covers etc.
    Good luck everyone 🙂

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    1. I’ve read this three times! The last time I did, though, I found the story a bit too saccharine, but it’s a good one. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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  17. I’m very happy with my book – Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. I’ve been wanting to read it for a long time and am expecting to enjoy it!

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  18. I have The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katherine Green and I’m very pleased. it’s a book I’ve been wanting to read for ages, and as its a very small book I’ll be able to take it on a longish train journey tomorrow.

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  19. I am very pleased – I have got Taking Chances by Molly Keane – a fairly apt title for the classics spin game. It’s an old Virago Modern Classic – and one I think I will really enjoy. I was convinced I would get one of the books on my list I was nervous of reading – and I didn’t. Looking forward to hearing what everyone else will be reading.

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