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, March 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 March & April. (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 May 2, 2016. We’ll have a check in here in May, 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 May 2, 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 May 2.
So, if (for example) we announce #9 — if the above list was your Spin List, you’d have to read Richard III by May 2.
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
36 thoughts on “The Classics Spin #12”
Almost forgot! Here’s mine: http://www.truebookaddict.com/2016/03/the-classics-club-spin-12.html
I wasn’t going to do it, but seeing so many others’ lists was just too tempting. Here’s my list: https://simplerpastimes.wordpress.com/2016/03/06/and-the-book-is-another-classics-spin/
Looking forward to another Spin!
Yay spin! Here’s my list: http://jmillwanders.com/2016/03/06/the-classics-club-spin-12/
Posted my list! http://figandthistle.com/2016/03/06/classics-club-spin-12/
Here is my list:
I’m in! I’m focusing exclusively on female authors, in light of the Women’s Classic Lit event.
Here’s my list: https://readthegamut.wordpress.com/2016/03/06/the-classics-club-classics-spin-12/
My list (with reading buddies:-)
I had such a great experience with the last spin I want to do it again. Instead of making categories I just decided to number my Classics Club list 1-20. I know it will be great. Ok, CC hit me up!
Great list! I hope you get Travels With My Aunt, it’s very funny. Jane Austen is always wonderful, so I can recommend either of those. Good luck with the spin!
I’m in — only nine books on my list. I’m hoping for The Man in the Iron Mask, Portrait of a Lady, or A Dance to the Music of Time. Looking forward to my spin pick!
Oh, and here’s my post: http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/2016/03/classics-spin-12.html
This snuck up on me but I’m going to give it a whirl ….. or spin ….. Ha, ha …… never mind …… 😉 Here’s my post! 🙂 http://cleoclassical.blogspot.ca/2016/03/classics-club-spin-12.html
Here’s my list: http://thebeckoninghills.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/classics-club-spin.html
I’m in. How could I resist? Here’s my list: http://mybookstrings.com/2016/03/04/spin-me-a-book-classics-club/
How can i miss? Here we go…my list!
Count me in. My list is at http://chronolit.com/2016/03/04/the-classics-spin/
and yes, I have modified your rules, but only makes it harder. 🙂
I really hope you do have a huge chocolate wheel somewhere to spin on Monday!
I’m trying to imagine a giant chocolate wheel — like Wheel of Fortune, only Wheel of Chocolate, alernating, white, milk and dark. . . it sounds better than a chocolate fountain!
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Yum! As long as no one insists on shouting like they do on Wheel of Fortune!
Here’s my list:
I can’t wait to find out what I’ll be reading!
Here’s my list! Excited for another spin! 🙂
Yay! I love Spins! My CC List is getting kind of short these days, so almost everything I’ve got left is on this list: http://howlingfrog.blogspot.com/2016/03/classics-spin-12.html
I am away this weekend so probably won’t have time to take part. I wish good luck and fun reading to all the clubbers who take part 🙂
Here is my updated list. I have set myself up to be more disciplined this time around.
1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
2. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
3. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
4. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
5. Light in August by William Faulkner
6. Karin Lavransdotter by Sigrid Undset
7. Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
8. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
9. Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence
10. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
11. Richard III by William Shakespeare
12. Travels With My Aunt by Graham Green
13. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
14. The Overcoat and Other Stories by Nikolaj Gogol
15. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waughn
16. Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams
17. The Taming of a Screw by William Shakespeare
18. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
19. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
20. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
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Ah! I hope you get #1!! 😀 Or 11, 17, or 18.
I’d vote for To The Lighthouse. I have Richard III on my list too!
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