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 –

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

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. 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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    1. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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    1. Thank goodness for no Ulysses 🙂 I haven’t read Tess since high school. I love Hardy! My favorite is Far From the Madding Crowd.

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    1. I enjoy a good Dickens, although it always takes me longer than a month to read one – so good luck!!

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    1. 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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  6. 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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  7. I was lucky to get one off my “Can’t Wait to Read” list and it was The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I’ve been wanting to read it for a long time so now I will. 🙂

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    1. I just reread this about a month ago 🙂 It’s wonderful – I’m sure you will enjoy it…then you can treat yourself to the movie afterwards!

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    1. I read this for the first time a couple of years ago and was surprised by the story. It was a lot odder and ‘curiousier’ than I thought it would be!

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      1. I mainly enjoy Disney movies, but it’s a shame the way they sometimes distort certain stories beyond recognition.

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    1. I recently read P&P for the first time and was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t hate it 🙂 Hope you enjoy it, too.

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    2. P&P is one of my comfort reads – I love it. At the end you can find all the old BBC productions and movies to see all the different interpretations 🙂

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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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    1. Ohh how wonderful. I was first introduced to this story via a great BBC tele-series in 1980’s. The book was equally as delightful – have fun 🙂

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  9. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine, not as excited about this one but I’ve been meaning to read it for a long time and this is a good motivator!

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  10. 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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    1. I also woke up very excited to find out what the spin number was! I got Tess which is reread I’m very happy to tackle again.

      I read the Iliad and the Odyssey for my ancient history studies (a long time ago!) and have always planned to reread them. I enjoyed them at the time, but barely remember why 🙂

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  11. Don Quixote! This is great news, as it was a book I was already planning to read this summer and it’s on two of my other challenge lists (Back to the Classics and TBR Pile Challenge). w00t!

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      1. 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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    1. 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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    1. I was surprised by Robinson Crusoe – enjoyed it much more than I expected I would. Hope it works out that way for you, too!

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