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 –

5.

If you joined the game last week, find number 5 on your Spin List! That’s the title you are challenged to read by October 23, 2015. We’ll toss a post up on October 23 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 October 23. But that’s not mandatory or anything. If you want to, though, have at it! 🙂

Check in below if you played. What’s your #5 title? Are you glad, hesitant, excited about your title? Do tell!

Twitter hashtag: #ccspin

– the Club

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42 thoughts on “The Classics Club Lucky SPIN number!

  1. I got George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia, his account of his experiences in Spain during their civil war in the 1930s. I’m not even sure if it’s seen as a classic as it’s not fiction, but I’m looking forward to it.

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  2. I’m reading Lorna Doone R. D. Blackmore! I’ve loved the 2000 film version for years, but have been hesitant to read the book because I don’t want to find one of my favorite movies slaughters the book. That may not happen, but it could. Oh well, I’m game to read it! I even bought my own copy from 1889!

    If anyone wants to follow along as I read, my blog is Bookshelves and Daydreams.

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  3. I will be reading Great Expectations.

    If you can believe this, this will be my first Dickens since I read a highly abridged version of David Copperfield as a kid. I am both scared and excited. It is about time I read a bit of Dickens.

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    1. I havent read the book, but I do remember seeing a TV mini series based on Great Expectation made back in the early 1980’s – 1981 – I think. It starred a young actor named Graham McGrath as Pip. I really enjoyed watching that one.

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    2. Great Expectations was my first Dickens also. I thought it was just great, and I went on to read many more works by Dickens. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Three Men in a Boat is HILARIOUS. I’ve read it several times and it always makes me laugh. There’s a great audiobook version by Martin Jarvis which is worth seeking out.

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    1. I hope you enjoy Bung, Ali.
      Sadly I did not when I read in my late teens/early 20’s. Even though it and the first one are considered classics in Australia….so much so that two of our biggest literary awards are named after the author – the Miles Franklin award and the Stella’s (for women authors only).

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    1. Joined the Club last week and left my 52-strong list in its original order for my first attempt at the Spin – so no surprises that the author falls early in the alphabet! Will be reading “My Antonia” by Willa Cather – has been on my To Read list for years so this is very good news. Great idea and very motivational! Thank you.

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