Good morning, Clubbers!
It’s time for another Classics Spin for any who are interested. What is the spin?
It’s easy. At your blog, by next Monday, May 20, list your choice of any twenty books you’ve left to read from your Classics Club list — in a separate post.
This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books in May & June. (Details follow.) So, try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
Next Monday, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by July 1. We’ll have a check in post for July, to see who made it the whole way and finished the spin book.
Do you have that?
- Go to your blog.
- Pick twenty books that you’ve got left to read from your Classics Club List.
- Try to challenge yourself: list five you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients — whatever you choose.)
- Post that list, numbered 1-20, on your blog by next Monday.
- Monday morning, we’ll announce a number from 1-20. Go to the list of twenty books you posted, and select the book that corresponds to the number we announce.
- The challenge is to read that book by July 1, even if it’s an icky one you dread reading! (No fair not listing any scary ones!)
Ha ha! 😀 All for fun, and of course, the “rules” are, as always, very relaxed. Really, you can make up your own rules. We don’t actually care. 😛
So, today (any time this week) at your blog, you might post something like:
My Book Spin list for the Classics Club –
- Jane Eyre
- Pride and Prejudice
- Crime and Punishment
- Oliver Twist
- CLARISSA (yikes!)
- Gone With the Wind
- Ulysses (Ugh!)
- Emerson’s Collected Essays
- Richard III
- The Iliad
- Jude the Obscure
- Leaves of Grass
- The Monk
- The Importance of Being Earnest
- Sense & Sensibility
- The Tempest
- The Diary of Anne Frank
- Paradise Lost
- Pilgrim’s Progress
(Obviously, YOU choose what books you want to list, in what order.)
Next Monday, we will announce a number from 1 through 20. When we announce it, go to your Spin list. Find that number, and read the book listed for that number by July 1.
So, if (for example) we announce #9 — if the above list was your Spin List, you’d have to read Richard III by July 1.
Make sense? Don’t get bogged down by rules and details! Free free to rebelliously break the rules at your leisure.
As always, the prize is the reading experience. 🙂
When we announce the number next Monday, come tell us your title — ha!
Anybody in? If so, you can link to your spin lists below. Happy week!
Twitter hashtag: #ccspin
– the Club
78 thoughts on “The Classics Spin #2”
I just want to take a moment to say how awesome The Classics Club is! I’ve only been a member for 4 days and so many people have already left encouraging messages for me. What a terrific community!
I’m in. Lost my internet connection last week so I nearly forgot about this.
I don’t have a blog, but I’ve made a list, and I’m eagerly awaiting the announcement of the number!!! 🙂
Got mine posted just in time! Well, 11:30pm CST…that counts, right? 🙂
This will be my first time trying the book spin! I am looking forward to it!
Had fun last time so I’m in again. This time only picked books that others had already picked. And hey, it’s six weeks, so I picked two for each number.
Can’t wait, here is my list; http://crafts4others.blogspot.com/2013/05/what-will-my-next-spin-book-be.html
Missed it last time but will hopefully manage to join in this time!
This is going to be fun!!!
I’m in again even if the last time I didn’t like the book I had to read. Here’s my list http://tinyurl.com/ajg3g9m
Count me in! This will be my first time playing, and do I ever need the inspiration! Here’s my list: http://readthegamut.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/the-classics-club-classics-spin-2/
This will be my first ever Classics Club event. Woohoo!
Hooray for another Spin! Here is my list!
Here’s my classics spin list. I’m glad I can participate this time around!
Um… I forgot to include the link http://www.owltellyouaboutit.com/posts/the-classics-spin/