Group Check-In #15 – October 2015

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Hi Clubbers! How’s the reading going? Check in with the group below!

Tell us about your project — or you! Introduce yourself. Chat.

Tell us what you’ve read, how you’re feeling about your progress, how much you love the classics or the community — any struggles, a favorite read so far. Really, whatever you feel like sharing!

Some people prefer writing an update at their own blog and linking it here in the comments. That’s fine, too.

Feel free to respond to one another in the comments below — ask questions, visit each other, tell us you are new to the club, planning to join the club — etc. This is a meet and greet.

If you’re having trouble with your list and need encouragement, say that! That’s understandable. We want new classics readers to join us, so there’s nothing wrong with arriving to this thread with all of the newness showing!

(Please also note the “check-in” feature here is entirely voluntarily, intended for those who like weighing in with others in the group, and having a periodic place to reflect upon goals for the club. For some this feature would feel like an unwanted intrusion. Silent participation in this group is of course welcome!)

Thanks for all of your enthusiasm about this project!

New? Introduce yourself to the group on Twitter using hashtag #ccintroductions @ourclassicsclub. You can also introduce yourself here at the blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

Twitter hashtag for reading check-ins: #ccreadingupdate

Note that if you’re on Twitter, you can also tweet your latest classic book reviews to the group using hashtag #ccbookreviews.


22 thoughts on “Group Check-In #15 – October 2015

  1. So, this isn’t intended to opposed to the Women’s Classic Lit thing you’ve got going on…but I’ve been in a minor run of Chick Lit…and really desiring something a little more macho. For those who may not know, I’m on a quest and a very rigid reading schedule, to be done in order, so I can’t just pick what I want when I want. Happily though, coincidentally perhaps, I am now into a pretty testosterone laden run of my schedule…beginning with the grand manly adventurer Ernest Hemingway. More on Chick Lit vs Male Tales:


  2. I am 43 books in to my 50, so I’ll be finishing up next year. Not sure what I’ll do at that point. Maybe just see how many I can fit in before the five years are up…


  3. I just finished my 27th book for the challenge, and considering I began in January of 2014, I feel like I’m doing really well and can totally complete my fifty books ๐Ÿ™‚ And my 27th book was The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien, which I’ve owned for like 10 years and never managed to read, so I’m really happy to have finished it at last!


  4. I’m doing terrific – having read 13 so far this year and this my first year of the challenge. I have read 4 classics that were not on my original 50, not that it bothers me. I have purchased two books from my original list so I am in fine form. I would say that Mansfield Park by Austen and Far From the Madding Crowd have been my favorites, so far.


    • I just started Frankenstein, meaning I only managed to read 5 pages before my eyes shut. I have to start earlier tonight so I am not so sleepy. But anyway, the beginning intrigued me. I didn’t realize it started the way it starts!


  5. I’m reading The Count of Monte Cristo right now. It’s going a bit slower than I’d hoped due to “real life” factors, but I’m sticking with it — it’s really great so far! Probably not going to make my goal by the end of the year though.


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