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, August 11, 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 August & September. (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 October 6. We’ll have a check in here in October, 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 October 6, 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 October 6.
So, if (for example) we announce #9 — if the above list was your Spin List, you’d have to read Richard III by October 6.
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
51 thoughts on “The Classics Spin #7”
Finished and reviewed my spin pick, The Republic by Plato. It was one I dreaded but I shouldn’t have! This was an absolutely delightful read and I now look forward to delving in to the rest of Plato’s dialogues.
I posted the day of and did it before you called the # so I’m going to participate anyway. Sounds like fun! 🙂
Bummer! I missed the Spin again.
Just made it to make my list, this was really late since I had been focusing on finals for the summer session. http://crafts4others.blogspot.com/2014/08/classic-club-spin-7.html
I’m down to the last hour before the deadline to sign up, but by golly – I’ve got my list! 🙂
Got my list up 🙂 Hoping for a higher number! http://inspirationflies.blogspot.com/2014/08/classics-club-spin-challenge.html
Another first-time spinner, yay! My list: https://interiormarginalia.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/spinning/
Here’s mine! I’ll be 2 for 7 if I succeed at this one. lol
Very excited for my first Classic Spin! Great event Classics Club.
My list will be up tomorrow morning, hopefully before the result is announced!
Here’s my list…albeit a bit late….http://madcaphat.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/spinning-in-august
Looks like I’m not the only person taking the plunge and doing my first “spin”. Here’s my list – looking forward to finding out which I’m going to get to read: http://onceuponalittlefield.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/my-first-classic-club-spin/
I’ve never done this before but this seems to be the perfect way to make myself read one of the classics I’ve been putting off for far too long!
My first spin and I’m really excited. Here’s my list: http://thatistheday.com/the-classic-spin-7/
Here’s my list! Excited to read something different this coming month!
I’m in again! Here’s my list:
Here’s my spin! I’m very excited. And apprehensive. Mostly excited, though. http://louloureads.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/classics-club-spin-list-1/
Giving the spin yet another try after failing miserably last time! My list: http://books.behindmymessydesk.com/the-classics-spin-7/
This is my first spin! I can’t wait to see which book is picked! http://ashleyalphabet.blogspot.com/2014/08/classics-club-annes-house-of-dreams.html
I love the Spin! Here’s my list: http://loniseye.blogspot.ca/2014/08/lets-spin-again.html
Oh you guys!
I love these spins so much, but this week is sooooooo busy…ohhh, alright – I’m in!!
Ha, ha! You know you want to! What is busyness when it comes to The Classics Club Spin?
So true Cleo!
Here’s my list 🙂
I love the randomness of choosing a book through the spin so here is my list http://bibliographicmanifestations.blogspot.com/2014/08/spin-7.html
Here’s my list – I’m hoping for one of Dickens’ books, but any of the others would be good!
Here’s my list for Monday, looking forward to it. https://lindylit.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/classics-club-spin-7/
Here’s my list:
Here’s my list! I put some scary ones on there…
Oh, oops: http://howlingfrog.blogspot.com/2014/08/classics-spin-7.html
Yeah, time for another spin! Here’s my list: http://mybookstrings.com/2014/08/04/classics-spin7/
OK. I hope it is fine if I join. Here is my list of 20 classics I’d like to read, though, as I said, I will freak out if #17 is picked. Ha!
Can anyone join? I haven’t joined the Classic Book Club before so I don’t know where the original list of books resides, or do I just create a list of 20 classic books that I want to read, haven’t read yet?
Oh yay, another spin! Here is my list: http://cleoclassical.blogspot.ca/2014/08/classics-club-spin-7.html
I love the classics club spin! Here’s my list:
Here’s my list! What a great way to help me pick what to read in the coming months.