Did You Finish Your Spin?

Book The End

Today’s the Day!

On the 19th April, we announced the latest Classic Club Spin, challenging you to read book 6 on your CC Spin #23 list by 1st June 2020.

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 24 is scheduled for August/September.

47 thoughts on “Did You Finish Your Spin?

  1. Unfortunately not. I had, for the second time, James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. For the second time, I failed. Well, I still have it by my bedside so maybe I will read a chapter at a time, who knows?


    1. I didn’t like this one very much when I read it years ago, but then I’m not a fan of magical realism. It’s hard to tell if you liked it or not. Did you?


    1. Well, that was quite an ambitious spin for you. I haven’t read this, but I am somewhat familiar with some of the stories because of the operas.


  2. Yes, I read Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens. Just finished it with two days to spare – I had to keep taking breaks and read other books in between because it was so hard to read the tiny print, but I loved the book – so funny. It reminded me that Dickens is the ultimate in the art of descriptive writing. Now going to add a few more by him to my list…


  3. Hahahahaha! My spin was Anna Karenina. I was already a quarter of the way through and assumed I’d make it through the rest in two months.

    The minute the spin happened, I hit one of the worst reading ruts I’ve ever been in and didn’t read anything. And then I had a baby. So this one was a fail, but that’s okay. I’ll get to it when I have the ability to sleep again!

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  4. I actually finished a spin, for once! I’m not sure that’s ever happened. My book was TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT by Ernest Hemingway and I have to say it was somewhat disappointing. I didn’t realize that this is considered his worst novel (I bought it at the Hemingway House gift shop in Key West so I’d imagine they don’t promote that fact). Even Hemingway himself reportedly wasn’t pleased with the book. It’s the story of Harry Morgan who loses a lot of money and turns to transporting contraband between Cuba and Key West. There’s a lot of fighting, misogyny (no surprise there), racial epithets, ethnic slurs, and very little story. Honestly, the only reason I finished it was because of the Spin. At least it was relatively brief. During that same Key West trip I purchased Ernest Hemingway: On Writing (some people buy t-shirts as souvenirs from a place, I buy books) but after that one, Ernest and I are probably parting ways as I haven’t liked much of his work.

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    1. Whoa! War and Peace is a biggie! I read it long ago, if you can call reading only the peace parts reading it. I think nowadays I would be better able to read the war parts, since I’ve read some really interesting descriptions of battles since then.


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