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, December 7, 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 December & January. (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 February 1, 2016. We’ll have a check in here in February, 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 February 1, 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 February 1.
So, if (for example) we announce #9 — if the above list was your Spin List, you’d have to read Richard III by February 1.
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
33 thoughts on “The Classics Spin #11”
Ridiculously enjoyable compiling the list of twenty for this spin…
Look forward to the moment of truth!
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Very excited for an old fashioned classic winter read. Lkf fwd to learning the lucky # tmrw!
Here’s my list: http://jmillwanders.com/2015/12/07/the-classics-club-spin-11/
I chose a bunch of chunksters this time: http://wildmoobooks.blogspot.com/2015/12/classic-club-spin-11.html
The Deadline is Tomorrow? Whew. I just made it!!! This is my 3rd attempt at getting a DECENT book. Most of my list is still the same but I have added some new books!!
I’m in! Here is my list:
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I’m in! Only 11 books left, I hope I get a good pick!
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Trying to find some reading buddy’s with my choices again this spin.
Please me know if we share a number/author/book and I can link you up as well 🙂
Here’s my list: https://agoodstoppingpoint.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/classics-club-spin-11/
I can’t believe how close Sept 2017 is getting (I joined in Sept 2012). I need to pick up the pace! 🙂
My first Spin!
Here’s my list – http://www.booksplease.org/2015/12/04/the-classics-spin-3/
My first spin!
Here’s my post: http://cleoclassical.blogspot.ca/2015/12/classics-club-spin-11.html
Best of luck, everyone!
I love the spins. Can’t wait to find out what I’ll be reading. Here’s my list: http://mybookstrings.com/2015/12/04/another-classics-club-spin/
Woohoo! I love Spins. Only, I’m getting low on titles… http://howlingfrog.blogspot.com/2015/12/classics-club-spin-11.html
Here’s my spin list!
I’ve posted my list here. http://piningforthewest.co.uk/2015/12/03/classics-club-spin-11/ I’m looking forward to next Monday.
I’ve posted my list here:
I’m looking forward to the result!
I always look forward to these spins – I am going to make my list now 🙂