Did You Finish Your Spin?

Book The End

Today’s the Day!

On the 22nd November, 2020 we announced the latest Classic Club Spin, challenging you to read book 14 on your CC Spin #25 list by 30th January, 2021.

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 26 is scheduled for April.


67 thoughts on “Did You Finish Your Spin?

  1. Epic fail! My spin pick was The Portable Dorothy Parker. I find a little of her goes a long way. I admire the writing but it was just too much of the same thing and I found most of the stories depressing. Still more than 300 pages to go.


    1. Totally get that. I read this early last year and did it over quite a long period of time between other books. A little of her does go a long way. And some bits I found better than others. She does have a biting style that comes off quite negative in some of the selections. Don’t push it. Set it aside and read something else and come back to it.


  2. I actually did finish my book. A thin one, although not so easy to read. My spin book was Jung, C.G. – Jaget och det omedvetna (NF) (Die Beziehungen zwischen dem Ich und dem Unbewußten) (The relation of the ego to the unconscious.). Quite complicated at certain times, but the studies of the personal mind quite thrilling. Although I cannot say I understood it all.

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    1. No hurries or pressure. We just pick a random end for everyone to aim towards. When you get your review written, just pop a link back here so everyone else can see it too.

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    1. Not sure if my comment posted on you blog. Just in case, this is what I said:
      I knew someone with borderline personality disorder when I first tried to read this. It was too close to the bone & I couldn’t continue. So in that way it’s a good novel – a realistic depiction of someone with such a disorder, but it doesn’t make for comfortable reading at all!
      Well done for finishing it.


      1. These days I find it hard to spend time with deeply unlikeable characters that seem to exhibit no redeeming qualities at all, no matter how good the writing!

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  3. I finished it on Christmas Day, but realize I haven’t written about it yet. It was The Letter Killers Club
    by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, totally weird book, even for me who like out of the box books. Even with the awesome introduction, I probably didn’t understand what this was all about. Has anyone else read it here? What did you think?

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    1. I read it a few years ago! It was indeed really weird, and if I’m being honest it’s a bit of a blur in my head, but I remember that I interpreted it as being about what it’s like to live under a totalitarian regime where writing down what you really think could lead to persecution or even death . . . so the surrealism of “the club” struck me as a potential allegory for what life was like as a Soviet writer. But what I mostly remember is that I found it an *interesting* reading experience, but not necessarily an enjoyable one, if that makes sense.

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  4. I did finish the spin and it was so much fun! My pick fell on Around the World in Eighty Days and what’s not to love about that book. I’m doing a Around the world in Eighty Books challenge this year, so mixing this book of with that, works very well.

    Thanks for hosting!

    Elza Reads

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