Today is the day! Did you finish your spin book?

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All right, clubbers! Back in May, we announced The Classics Spin #2, challenging you to read Book #6 on your spin list by July 1. Today is July 1!

Did you read your book? Did you write about it, or will you?

What was your book, and what did you think? Share below. Feel free to link to your post below, as and when you write about your book. 🙂

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

Twitter hashtag: #ccspin

– the Club

50 thoughts on “Today is the day! Did you finish your spin book?

  1. Oh dear. I somehow got my brain a little confused and forgot I was supposed to be doing this. I’ll make it the next Classics club book I read though. I promise

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  2. Hey, I did not participate in the spin book, but I thought I should let you know that the link to my classics club page won’t be working anymore because I deleted the page. My blog is also called “walking in the air.” now. I’m going to be setting up a real post of the classics club list, so I’ll let you have the link for that.

    (My blog was previously Simply Hannah Elise.)

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  3. My spin book was A Farewell to Arms. I did finish reading it, but I haven’t written about it yet. It gets one out of five stars. Yes, I know it is a classic and it is supposed to be amazing, but I struggle to find any positive attributes.

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    1. The Importance of Being Earnest is also hilarious, and there’s a great movie adaptation with Colin Firth and Rupert Everett. I haven’t read any of his other plays and I really must make time, he was just brilliant.

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  4. My book was Charles Dicken’s Great Expectations…honestly when I had read it as kid, i did not completely enjoy it; so had ‘little expectation” but on revisiting it…OMG! I loved it! Its a brilliant peice of work and one has to absolutely love how the coming of age happens for Pip long before the term “coming of age” was coined! I will blog about it soon! But I am so glad I took up this challenge again!

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    1. I think Dickens is best appreciated as an adult. GE was my first Dickens but it was my last semester in college. I was sure I’d hate it but I loved it. I reread it years later and it was just as wonderful.

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      1. I know what you mean! I never did understand the poinbt of forcing down classics during school years! I mean Dicken’s wrote his work for adults, not “young adults”! Time and space does not change that! Naturally many of us grew up with an apathy to many of these great works unless forced to revisit them as an adult! But as an adult, I have to say – I LOVED IT!

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  5. My book was Howard’s End and I just finished it today. I was actually a reread for me, and I realized that I don’t like the book that much at all! I respect Forster’s writing, but I really disliked almost all of the characters.

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    1. Thats one of my first Dicken and one of my all time favourites! It is too long, but then our Mr Dickens never believed in writing less than atleast 600 pages a novel! 😉

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    2. I read this (and partly listened on audio) and I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed it, hardly anyone reads Rudge anymore. I thought the rioting scenes were magnificent, sort of a sneak preview to A Tale of Two Cities, which I want to reread sometime.

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  6. My book was Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. I have just 20 pages left, so will finish later today and get a post up sometime next week. I enjoyed the book much more than anticipated and plan to read more Hardy.

    Already looking forward to Spin #3! 🙂

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    1. I was trying to read RC for the 18th century in June project and am finding it a struggle (so much for finishing it in June). I think you might be right about him.

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    1. I’ve read that one. I’m trying to read the entire Persephone catalog. Not my favorite but interesting nonetheless. I know so little about WWI and want to read more about that period.

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      1. I’ve read a number of modern an WWI classics and I think it held up well. It’s not the best written novel from that period, but it really stood out because of its realism.

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  7. My book was Peter Pan. It was quite enjoyable and I kind of wish I’d read it when I was growing up. My review is posted HERE.

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