Did You Finish Your Spin?

Book The End

Today’s the Day!

On the 15th April, we announced the latest Classic Club Spin, challenging you to read book 19 on your CC Spin #20 list by 31st May 2019.

Did you read your book? Did you write about it, or not?

Book The End

What’s Next?

  • In the comments below, tell us what book you read, and what you thought of it?
  • Feel free to add a link to your review, here, on twitter and/or fb.
  • Also add your link to the ‘Reviews by Members’ in the tab at the top of the page.
  • Take a moment to see what everyone else has been reading.
  • Tick/strikeout/cross off that book from your Classics Club List – congratulations!

As always, the prize is the reading experience. 

We hope you enjoyed it.

Twitter hashtag: #ccspin  #ccwhatimreading

Calendar alert: #ccspin 21 is scheduled for mid September.

50 thoughts on “Did You Finish Your Spin?

  1. I didn’t finish my spin book, The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, because I had to finish the engaging Howards End by E. M. Forster. However I am a good way through The Time Machine and I am really enjoying it.

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    1. Glad to hear on both accounts.

      I went through an E M Forster stage in my twenties (which coincided with all the Ivory & Merchant movies) and remember them all very fondly.
      And I have The Time Machine on my cc list, so glad to know it will be worth the wait.

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  2. well, that’s a total disaster. In short: I have not started it yet!!
    In long: I got The Dream of the Red Chamber. I was going to read a copy of it, and then a blogger told me the copy I posted on my blog was actually an abridged version. So I did some research, and managed to get the first volume of this huge Chinese classic (reading all of Proust a few years ago seemed nothing compared to that).
    I loved a lot the very first chapter, but then there were suddenly so many names, and I knew it was going to get way worse, so I gave up.
    The good news is that a friend of mine told me that actually in literature classes at the university, he was told to read and base his studies on the abridged version!! So when I have time, I WILL try the abridged version, which seems very satisfactory in itself.

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      1. Thanks, Sandra. I don’t understand exactly what’s going on with my WordPress blog and comments, or even with me and comments. Sometimes it lets me comment on other people’s blogs, and sometimes it doesn’t. Thanks for persevering.

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  3. I would love to say I finished my #ccspin, but I can’t. My spin was C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters and The Problem of Pain.

    Sadly, I didn’t like either of them. I found the reading to be a bit laborious and I just couldn’t get into them. As a result I DNF’d both. I haven’t written them off completely, but I’m certainly in no hurry to read them.

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    1. Sorry to hear you’ve struggled this spin. I’ve had a couple of books that ended up being skim read to finish them off. Was it the writing style or the topic that you found laborious?

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  4. Yes, I did read my book and it was On the Beach by Nevil Shute. I loved it and posted on it, on May 22 at Bitter Tea and Mystery. I have problems leaving links at WordPress sites and my first comment with the link did not show up.

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      1. This is exactly it. I want to understand why people like it. And I think that what I’ve come up with is that whatever people like about it doesn’t balance out the stuff that I don’t like. I just can’t look past the characters.

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    1. I’m impressed that you gave it three tries! I’ve only read it once and I struggled to understand what I must be missing – it’s my least favourite Bronte so far. I might try it once more, just in case enlightenment dawns, but that will be it!

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      1. Feel free to try again, but I can say that I wish I had just stuck with my original thoughts and not kept trying. It seems like each time it got worse.

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    1. Yes, Blogger ate my post. I wrote something like this: I remember being disappointed by this book. There’s nothing wrong with it, but it’s not the engaging psychological exploration I’ve come to expect from Daphne du Maurier. Thanks for your review.

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      1. Sorry ’bout that, Blogger can do that unless you’re logged in before pressing publish.
        Jamaica Inn certainly wasn’t as good as My Cousin Rachel – it was almost Mills and Boonish in it’s obvious romantic twists and turns.

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  5. I finished The Sun Also Rises about a week ago and I hope to have a review posted soon. It was much better than I expected and left me with plenty to think about.

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