The Classics Club Lucky SPIN number!

Click for details about the Spin.

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

6.

If you joined the game last week, find number 6 on your Spin List! That’s the title you are challenged to read by July 1, 2013. We’ll toss a post up on July 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 July 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 #6 title? Are you glad, hesitant, excited about your title? Do tell!

Twitter hashtag: #ccspin

– the Club

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81 thoughts on “The Classics Club Lucky SPIN number!

  1. Since I was late posting, I simply used my list from spin #1 and replaced the spin book from February. I didn’t look at today’s post until I was finished.

    I am thrilled at this spin’s selection. I’m reading Edgar Allan Poe’s complete works, or rather re-reading.

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  2. Pingback: The Classics Club Spin #2 – The Spin Loves Me! | ebookclassics

  3. I just stumbled across the Spin by chance late Sunday night and had to join in. What a great challenge! Unfortunately, though my favorite number is 6, it just wasn’t kind to me this time around. I’ll be reading UNCLE TOM’S CABIN, but it was one of my “hesitation” choices. I’ve avoided it for years but I guess now is the time.

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    • It may be good that you’ve waited–I read it in 9th grade and hated it. Then I reread it as an adult and absolutely loved it! I think it represents the best of Dickens’ writing. I hope you like it!

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  4. It’s Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband for me! I’m so excited because I have been looking forward to read it for June’s theme of Let’s Read Plays, and I have been missing Wilde’s witty plays for a while. So…yayyy me! 🙂

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  5. I’ve just heard on the news about the tornado in Oklahoma. I hope any Clubbers from there (or with family there) are all okay, safe and dry. xo

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  6. I’m just sooooooo relieved it wasn’t #7 and Ulysses that it hasn’t really sunk in that I get to read Tess again.

    I first read Tess in my mid 20’s (and adored its melancholic view of the world and romance). I’m very curious to see how it holds up for me twenty years later.

    This time around I get to read my spin book with Joann from Lakeside Musing which just adds to the fun for me 🙂

    I hope you’re all as happy as I am about the book that spun up for you.
    http://bronasbooks.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/classics-club-spin-2.html#comment-form

    You can see a copy of my book on Instagram using the hashtag #ccspin later on today (it’s early Tues morning in Australia).

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    • I listened to Possession over a week when I was redoing the front room of our house (stripping wallpaper is vile, but it is better with a good audiobook going). i really liked the book, but it always reminds me of ugly pink wallpaper. I hope you enjoy it!

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  7. Yeah! Lucky number 6 – I got one of my “can’t wait to read” – Frenchmen’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier. According to Amazon’s blurb, the NYT says it is “Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling.”

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  8. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell. I am not sure how I feel about it yet. I have been in a bit of a reading funk the last few weeks and not real content with what I have read and totally unsure of what to read next. We shall see if I start this one soon or push it off til the end.

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  9. I woke up this morning dying to find out what number was picked! My #6 pick is The Iliad. I’m a little hesitant but it is a book that I’ve wanted to read for years.

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      • From what I understand, the first and seconld halves are very different (he only wrote the second half after someone else wrote an unauthorized “sequel” to his first half). They focus, apparently, on different things…. I’m looking forward to it, as so much of literary history points back to this book. But I’m sure it won’t be the easiest read.

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    • If you are reading Don Quixote in English the translation is incredibly important. I started reading it once and hated it, when I picked it up again several years later I had a different translation and it was FABULOUS. If you start it and it isn’t working for you definitely try changing translations.

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