Sync Read #4: David Copperfield (The Finish!)

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– Sync Read #4 –

November 1 through December 30David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

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All right, clubbers! We want to know how many of you finished (or nearly finished) our fourth sync read.

What did you think of the novel? Would you ever reread it? What was your favorite/least favorite part? Any favorite characters? Surprising moments? Struggles? Etc.

Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, be encouraged if you haven’t finished the book yet, etc. (Though if you haven’t finished the book yet, be prepared for spoilers below! This post is open to them!)

There is no Mr. Linky below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

Do you like sync reads? What will be your next Dickens?

Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) – now complete 🙂 / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)

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Sync Read #4: David Copperfield (Second Check-In!)

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– Sync Read #4 –

November 1 through December 30David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

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All right, clubbers! It’s the two-thirds point for our fourth sync read, which is designed to be stress-free and place the focus on reading together, rather than completing assignments. (Unless that’s your thing.)

Are you reading? Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, read quietly if you prefer to keep to yourself but love knowing you’re reading with others, even silently. Weigh in here and say nothing at your blog. Whatever suits your personality.

There is no Mr. Linky below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

This post is for you! Tell us how your reading is going! If you know some background on Dickens you want to share, if you have read the novel before and are redipping with the group, if you feel sentimental about the read for any reason (maybe the book was a family member’s favorite), if you read it in college and want to try it again on your own, if you’ve never read it and don’t know what it’s about but it’s on your list so you’re reading it. If you like it, if you don’t like it, if you forgot to begin the book. Etc.

Having any struggles? Loving anything in particular? Favorite character? Are you still with us?

We’ll toss up our final post on December 30 for the finish. Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

(No spoilers beyond the two-thirds point in the book please!) – And it’s no pressure here! Feel free to weigh in in a week or nine months, if you like.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)

Sync Read #4: David Copperfield (First Check-In!)

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– Sync Read #4 –

November 1 through December 30David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

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All right, clubbers! It’s the first halfway point for our fourth sync read, which is designed to be stress-free and place the focus on reading together, rather than completing assignments. (Unless that’s your thing.)

Are you reading? Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, read quietly if you prefer to keep to yourself but love knowing you’re reading with others, even silently. Weigh in here and say nothing at your blog. Whatever suits your personality.

There is no Mr. Linky below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

Tell us how your reading is going! If you know some background on Dickens you want to share, if you have read the novel before and are redipping with the group (or just encouraging the group), if you feel sentimental about the read for any reason (maybe the book was a family member’s favorite), if you read it in college and want to try it again on your own, if you’ve never read it and don’t know what it’s about but it’s on your list so you’re reading it. If you like it, if you don’t like it, if you forgot to begin the book. Etc.

Having any struggles? Loving anything in particular? Favorite character?

We’ll toss up another check-in on December 12 and our final post on December 30 for the finish. Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

(No spoilers beyond the third-way point in the book please!) – And it’s no pressure here! Feel free to weigh in in a week or nine months, if you like.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)

Sync Read #4: David Copperfield (Start Reading!)

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– Sync Read #4 –

November 1 through December 30David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

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Today is Day One of our fourth sync read, which is designed to be stress-free and place the focus on reading together, rather than completing assignments. (Unless that’s your thing.)

It’s also cleverly designed to keep your moderators from tearing out their hair doing research. So it’s about you, and the book. And you.

Are you reading? Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, read quietly if you prefer to keep to yourself but love knowing you’re reading with others, even silently. Weigh in here and say nothing at your blog. Whatever suits your personality.

There is no Mr. Linky below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

Tell us if you’re excited, if you know some background on Dickens you want to share, if you have read the novel before and plan to redip with the group, if you feel sentimental about the read for any reason (maybe the book was a family member’s favorite), if you read it in college and want to try it again on your own, if you’ve never read it and don’t know what it’s about but it’s on your list so you’re reading it. Etc.

Is this your first Dickens? Have you read a biography? Can you recommend an edition or an adaption? That sort of thing. 🙂

We’ll toss up another post on November 23 and December 12 to see how the read is going, and one more on December 30 for the finish. Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

(No spoilers please!) – And it’s no pressure here! Feel free to weigh in in a week or nine months, if you like.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)

Sync Read #3: To the Lighthouse (The Finish!)

To the Lighthouse

– Sync Read #3 –

September 10 through October 10To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

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All right, clubbers! We want to know how many of you finished (or nearly finished) our third sync read.

What did you think of the novel? Would you ever reread it? What was your favorite/least favorite part?

Have any struggles during the read? A favorite character or plot point or quote or moment or insight?

Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, be encouraged if you haven’t finished the book yet, etc. (Though if you haven’t finished the book yet, be prepared for spoilers below! This post is open to them!)

There is no Mr. Linky feature below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

What did you think of this feature? Do you like sync reads?

Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)

Sync Read #3: To the Lighthouse (Half Way!)

To the Lighthouse

– Sync Read #3 –

September 10 through October 10To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

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All right, clubbers! It’s the halfway point for our third sync read, which is designed to be stress-free and place the focus on reading together, rather than completing assignments. (Unless that’s your thing.)

Are you reading? Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, read quietly if you prefer to keep to yourself but love knowing you’re reading with others, even silently. Weigh in here and say nothing at your blog. Whatever suits your personality.

There is no Mr. Linky below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

Tell us how your reading is going! If you know some background on Virginia Woolf you want to share, if you have read the novel before and are redipping with the group, if you feel sentimental about the read for any reason (maybe the book was a family member’s favorite), if you read it in college and want to try it again on your own, if you’ve never read it and don’t know what it’s about but it’s on your list so you’re reading it. If you like it, if you don’t like it, if you forgot to begin the book. Etc.

We’ll toss up our final post on October 10 for the finish. Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

(No spoilers beyond the halfway point in the book please!) – And it’s no pressure here! Feel free to weigh in in a week or nine months, if you like.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)

Sync Read #3: To the Lighthouse (Start Reading!)

To the Lighthouse

– Sync Read #3 –

September 10 through October 10 To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

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All right, clubbers! Today is Day One of our third sync read, which is designed to be stress-free and place the focus on reading together, rather than completing assignments. (Unless that’s your thing.)

It’s also cleverly designed to keep your moderators from tearing out their hair doing research. So it’s about you, and the book. And you.

Are you reading? Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, read quietly if you prefer to keep to yourself but love knowing you’re reading with others, even silently. Weigh in here and say nothing at your blog. Whatever suits your personality.

There is no Mr. Linky below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

Tell us if you’re excited, if you know some background on Virginia Woolf you want to share, if you have read the novel before and plan to redip with the group (or just encourage the group), if you feel sentimental about the read for any reason (maybe the book was a family member’s favorite), if you read it in college and want to try it again on your own, if you’ve never read it and don’t know what it’s about but it’s on your list so you’re reading it. Etc.

Are you nervous about this one? If so, why?

We’ll toss up another post on September 26 to see how the read is going, and one more on October 10 for the finish. Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

(No spoilers please!) – And it’s no pressure here! Feel free to weigh in in a week or nine months, if you like.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)

Sync Read #2: East of Eden (The Finish!)

East of Eden

– Sync Read #2 –

June 10 through August 30 East of Eden by John Steinbeck

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All right, clubbers! We want to know how many of you finished (or nearly finished) our second sync read.

What did you think of the novel? Would you ever reread it? What was your favorite/least favorite part?

Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, be encouraged if you haven’t finished the book yet, etc. (Though if you haven’t finished the book yet, be prepared for spoilers below! This post is open to them!)

There is no Mr. Linky below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

What did you think of this feature? Do you like sync reads?

Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)

Sync Read #2: East of Eden (Second Check-In!)

East of Eden

– Sync Read #2 –

June 10 through August 30East of Eden by John Steinbeck

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All right, clubbers! It’s the two-thirds point for our second sync read, which is designed to be stress-free and place the focus on reading together, rather than completing assignments. (Unless that’s your thing.)

Are you reading? Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, read quietly if you prefer to keep to yourself but love knowing you’re reading with others, even silently. Weigh in here and say nothing at your blog. Whatever suits your personality.

There is no Mr. Linky below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

Tell us how your reading is going! If you know some background on Steinbeck you want to share, if you have read the novel before and are redipping with the group, if you feel sentimental about the read for any reason (maybe the book was a family member’s favorite), if you read it in college and want to try it again on your own, if you’ve never read it and don’t know what it’s about but it’s on your list so you’re reading it. If you like it, if you don’t like it, if you forgot to begin the book. Etc.

Having any struggles? Loving anything in particular? Favorite character? Are you still with us?

We’ll toss up our final post on August 30 for the finish. Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

(No spoilers beyond the two-thirds point in the book please!) – And it’s no pressure here! Feel free to weigh in in a week or nine months, if you like.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)

Sync Read #2: East of Eden (First Check-In!)

East of Eden

– Sync Read #2 –

June 10 through August 30East of Eden by John Steinbeck

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All right, clubbers! It’s the first halfway point for our second sync read, which is designed to be stress-free and place the focus on reading together, rather than completing assignments. (Unless that’s your thing.)

Are you reading? Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, read quietly if you prefer to keep to yourself but love knowing you’re reading with others, even silently. Weigh in here and say nothing at your blog. Whatever suits your personality.

There is no Mr. Linky below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

Tell us how your reading is going! If you know some background on Steinbeck you want to share, if you have read the novel before and are redipping with the group, if you feel sentimental about the read for any reason (maybe the book was a family member’s favorite), if you read it in college and want to try it again on your own, if you’ve never read it and don’t know what it’s about but it’s on your list so you’re reading it. If you like it, if you don’t like it, if you forgot to begin the book. Etc.

Having any struggles? Loving anything in particular? Favorite character?

We’ll toss up another check-in on August 5 and our final post on August 30 for the finish. Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

(No spoilers beyond the third-way point in the book please!) – And it’s no pressure here! Feel free to weigh in in a week or nine months, if you like.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)

Sync Read #2: East of Eden (Start Reading!)

East of Eden

– Sync Read #2 –

June 10 through August 30 East of Eden by John Steinbeck

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Today is Day One of our second sync read, which is designed to be stress-free and place the focus on reading together, rather than completing assignments. (Unless that’s your thing.)

It’s also cleverly designed to keep your moderators from tearing out their hair doing research. So it’s about you, and the book. And you.

Are you reading? Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, read quietly if you prefer to keep to yourself but love knowing you’re reading with others, even silently. Weigh in here and say nothing at your blog. Whatever suits your personality.

There is no Mr. Linky below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

Tell us if you’re excited, if you know some background on Steinbeck you want to share, if you have read the novel before and plan to redip with the group, if you feel sentimental about the read for any reason (maybe the book was a family member’s favorite), if you read it in college and want to try it again on your own, if you’ve never read it and don’t know what it’s about but it’s on your list so you’re reading it. Etc.

Is this your first Steinbeck? Have you read a biography? Can you recommend an edition or an adaption? That sort of thing. 🙂

We’ll toss up another post on June 30 and August 5 to see how the read is going, and one more on August 30 for the finish. Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

(No spoilers please!) – And it’s no pressure here! Feel free to weigh in in a week or nine months, if you like.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)

Sync Read #1: Their Eyes Were Watching God (The Finish!)

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Sync #1 – The Classics Club

April 10 through May 30Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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All right, clubbers! We want to know how many of you finished (or nearly finished) our first sync read.

What did you think of the novel? Would you ever reread it? What was your favorite/least favorite part?

Have any struggles during the read? A favorite character or plot point or quote or moment or insight?

Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, be encouraged if you haven’t finished the book yet, etc. (Though if you haven’t finished the book yet, be prepared for spoilers below! This post is open to them!)

There is no Mr. Linky feature below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

What did you think of this feature? Do you like sync reads?

Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)

Sync Read #1: Their Eyes Were Watching God (Half Way!)

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Sync #1 – The Classics Club

April 10 through May 30Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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All right, clubbers! It’s the halfway point for our first sync read, which is designed to be stress-free and place the focus on reading together, rather than completing assignments. (Unless that’s your thing.)

Are you reading? Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, read quietly if you prefer to keep to yourself but love knowing you’re reading with others, even silently. Weigh in here and say nothing at your blog. Whatever suits your personality.

There is no Mr. Linky below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

Tell us how your reading is going! If you know some background on Hurston you want to share, if you have read the novel before and are redipping with the group, if you feel sentimental about the read for any reason (maybe the book was a family member’s favorite), if you read it in college and want to try it again on your own, if you’ve never read it and don’t know what it’s about but it’s on your list so you’re reading it. If you like it, if you don’t like it, if you forgot to begin the book. Etc.

We’ll toss up our final post on May 30 for the finish. Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

(No spoilers beyond the halfway point in the book please!) – And it’s no pressure here! Feel free to weigh in in a week or nine months, if you like.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)

Sync Read #1: Their Eyes Were Watching God (Start Reading!)

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Sync #1 – The Classics Club

April 10 through May 30  – Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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All right, clubbers! Today is Day One of our first sync read, which is designed to be stress-free and place the focus on reading together, rather than completing assignments. (Unless that’s your thing.)

It’s also cleverly designed to keep your moderators from tearing out their hair doing research. So it’s about you, and the book. And you.

Are you reading? Weigh in below — chat, leave a link to your post if you wrote something, read quietly if you prefer to keep to yourself but love knowing you’re reading with others, even silently. Weigh in here and say nothing at your blog. Whatever suits your personality.

There is no Mr. Linky below because the point in this feature is to talk together in a central place, and list our blogs if it comes up. (Which is of course welcome.)

Tell us if you’re excited, if you know some background on Hurston you want to share, if you have read the novel before and plan to redip with the group, if you feel sentimental about the read for any reason (maybe the book was a family member’s favorite), if you read it in college and want to try it again on your own, if you’ve never read it and don’t know what it’s about but it’s on your list so you’re reading it. Etc.

We’ll toss up another post on May 7 to see how the read is going, and one more on May 30 for the finish. Subscribe to the comments below to follow the discussion.

(No spoilers please!) – And it’s no pressure here! Feel free to weigh in in a week or nine months, if you like.

– The Club

(2013 Sync Schedule) / Twitter hashtag: #ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)

Introducing: The Classics Club Sync Reads

This event has ended, though you’re welcome to continue sharing links to the corresponding book. Thanks for participating!


– see more posts about club sync reads –

We will be hosting four sync reads throughout 2013, in conjunction with the events already organized on the Club Events Page:

(Rereaders are welcome!)

Twitter hashtag#ccsyncread (so we can group chat!)


Details:

What is a sync read?

A sync read is an opportunity to find other club members who are reading a particular title, and sync your read.

A sync read is not a readalong. The moderators will not ask discussion questions here, provide information on the author of the book, expect you to write posts, or offer prizes for reading.

Rather, we want to encourage you to come here if you’re reading, and touch base with others. We want you to guide your own reading, and for the sync read to focus on offering an opportunity to be social, check in, encourage one another, etc — rather than offering assignments throughout the read. This is a read for the people who like to do their own research, keep their thoughts pretty back-burner until they finish a book — but still yearn to read along with other folks, now and then.

So a sync read is nothing but a reading room. We’ll toss a post up when the read starts, one or two throughout, and one at the end of the sync. Which will say little more than, “The read starts today. Check in with your thoughts if you’re reading.”

EASY.

If you all want to write up discussions and such at your blog, you’re more than welcome to do so, and link them within the room we provide. But it isn’t necessary. The point is to keep it pressure-free and low key, and make sure everyone feels welcome to weigh in wherever they are in the book and however they like to respond to literature.


Please note:

The activities on this site (memes, check-ins, sync reads, etc) are intended to contribute to the reading journey of those who seek a bit of connection with the group. None of these extra activities are intended to curb your reading joy. If you prefer to work on your list quietly and save any remarks for your personal book post, that’s respected and encouraged, too. This extra stuff is because some people like book mingling. 🙂

That said – Please remember to send your events to Arie Stotle, if you’re hosting something for The Classics Club in 2013. We’d love some more children’s events, Victorian Events, feminist-centered events (maybe a Persophone Reads Event), an African-American Lit Event, a Transcendentalist Event, Translated Works Event, World War One Event, maybe a Thomas Hardy event. Readalongs.

It’s up to you if you want host something. No pressure.  🙂 Go to the Events Page to see our current schedule.

Twitter hashtag: #cceventsched (for classics club community events)


Anybody planning to join in on the sync reads this year (one or more?)

Feel free to share titles for future syncs below, if you like the idea. 🙂

– The Club