Did You Dare?

Back at the beginning of October we DARED you to face your fears and get your Goth on by reading a CLASSIC book from your #CClist that you classified as thrilling, a mystery, Gothic or a book or author that SCARED you (because of it’s length, it’s topic, it’s reputation etc).

Did you DARE? If so:

  • Let us know what you DARED yourself to read during OCTOBER and leave your #CCdare review link below – feel free to go into all the gory details about its scare factor!
  • Link your review in our Classics Club REVIEW page.
  • Feeling social? Tweet, fb or instagram about your DARE.
  • #ccdare
  • That’s it! 🙂

As always, our aim is to help you read more books from your #CClist in a fun, friendly way. Join in as little or as much as you like, it’s up to you. But for now, we hope you DARED to DARE!


38 thoughts on “Did You Dare?

  1. I dared to FINISH The Count of Monte Cristo… and I didn’t. Had to read books for work which got in the way of personal reading. New goal is before November is over.

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  2. I opted for Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder. Not because it is scary as such, but it is a rather thick book and it is about philosophy. I was afraid it would be above me (sometimes I think the more you think of philosophical questions the more lost you are). On the contrary; this is a wonderful book if you are interested in philosophy and it describes the philosophers through time and their theories and a simple and understandable way. I have not yet finished it, but will post a review once I have.

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  3. I did dare, but I am still daring! My book is long and I’m not quite 2/3 finished, but I’m enjoying it a lot more than I expected to. It felt like a book I *wanted* to enjoy but was not at all sure than I actually would, and I was really nervous about it. I’m reading Hesse’s “Glass Bead Game.”

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    1. Oooh, I’ve got a new copy of this to reread, the glue of my late 60s copy having long ago given up the ghost! I’m really interested to see what my older self thinks of this, as I admired it then but couldn’t quite say I entirely enjoyed it, being especially confused by the ending (no spoilers!).


    1. I read a bio about Mary Shelley and her mother as I read Frankenstein which made the read more interesting for me. Trouble is trying to put all I want to say into the review in a succinct, non-Romantic way!


          1. As a teenager I was spooked by the occasional H P Lovecraft tale, though not strictly supernatural in the sense of ghosts and rather tame by horror standards these days. As I’m a sceptic at heart I find most fictions unconvincing, so the most I can report is feeling uncomfortable!

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  4. I dared!
    Have read three books:
    1. The Turn of the Screw (should have been quite spooky, but James’ writing style ruined it! (-_-) https://klasikfanda.blogspot.com/2018/10/rip-xiii-turn-of-screw-by-henry-james.html
    2. The Innocence of Father Brown (short stories collection, some were quite spooky)
    3. The Halloween Tree (now, this was the best!)

    Will submit them (and several other reviews) in the review page later… 🙂

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