Having a goal, having a focus centers me, especially during difficult times. You may be different, and that's perfectly okay. But if you'd like some focus for your reading life during this summer, I encourage you to join me in a couple of summer reading challenges. Every summer for over ten years, the Book Whisperer, … Continue reading Summer Reading Challenges: #bookaday and #bigbooksummer and #20booksofsummer20
An idea: A personal canon of books. Ruth, at A Great Book Study, writes: Every avid reader has a particular and unique way of composing a personal canon. The list is characteristic of who you are. It says, "These are my books." What sorts of books are in one's personal canon? Again, from Ruth: Some of these … Continue reading Personal Canon of Books
From the 24in48 Readathon: And as more and more countries are implementing social distancing recommendations (if not actual quarantines), we decided it was time to find comfort in books and the community that loves them. Which brings us to the Social Distancing Readathon. Stay home. Wash your hands. Read books. March 21 & 22. It’s that simple. … Continue reading 24in48 Presents: The Social Distancing Readathon
Join Cathy at 746 Books to celebrate Irish writing during the month of March. Ireland Month, or The Begorrathon as it is affectionately called, will feature book reviews, poems, plays, songs, giveaways and much more. You might like to join in by reading an Irish classic. Or two. Or three. Here are some you might consider. … Continue reading The Begorrathon and Dewithon: A Month to Celebrate Irish and Welsh Writing
What challenges and events are planned for 2020? A lot, it turns out. Here are a few you may be interested in joining. All Year Nick at One Catholic Life has chosen one book for 2020 for his Chapter-a-Day Read-Along: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. If you would like to join in, … Continue reading Need Another Challenge? Another Bookish Event?
Hi Everyone, Welcome to another year of The Classics Club. The beginning of a new year is a great time to start fresh. Where are you in your Classics Club walk? How are you coming with your list? Have you gotten frustrated with your progress (or lack of progress)? Do you have books on your … Continue reading Welcome to a New Year of The Classics Club
Hello all and welcome to this month's update post! How are you guys doing with your Moby Dick readalong? How about the CCSpin? I can happily say that I actually finished my book The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Yay!! What are you all planning to read this month? Member Stats TOTAL MEMBERS: 416 NEW MEMBERS: … Continue reading Members Updates #14
Hi Clubbers! How’s the reading going? Tell us about your project — or you! Introduce yourself. Chat. Tell us what you’ve read, how you’re feeling about your progress, how much you love the classics or the community — any struggles, a favorite read so far. Really, whatever you feel like sharing! Some people prefer writing … Continue reading Group Check-in #33: March 2019
What is this? Click to find out.Hi Clubbers! How’s the reading going? Tell us about your project — or you! Introduce yourself. Chat. Tell us what you’ve read, how you’re feeling about your progress, how much you love the classics or the community — any struggles, a favorite read so far. Really, whatever you feel … Continue reading Group Check-In #32: February 2019
Hello! How is your November so far? What are your Thanksgiving plans this year? Well, welcome to this month's member updates! Announcements End of the Year Member List Cleaning - In December, I will be moving inactive/expired lists to the member's archive. If your listed is dated to end in 2018 or if you have exclamation marks (‼️) … Continue reading Member Updates #2
Hello All! How's your reading coming? Today's post will be the first in a new series that will be published during the first half of each month. It will go over our member stats and any membership related announcements! Announcements Specifying New Members - I've had a lot of people ask me about finding new … Continue reading Membership Stats & Announcements
"What do you like to read?" people ask me all the time. "Everything," I tell them. "But what do you like to read best?" They want clarification. "I like to read the good books," I say. Classics are the good books, I think. I'm Deb Nance and I've been blogging at Readerbuzz for ten years. … Continue reading Deb Nance: Let’s Talk Classic Club Events and Resources
First, before I go into my article, take a look at the new layout of the blog. We were looking for something lighter and more modern. We hope you like it. We plan a few more changes, which will happen over time. * * * A few weeks ago, we posted a survey the results … Continue reading Your Classics Club Survey Results
It's August here at The Classics Club, and you might be wondering about events going on in the book world. Of course, we have our Classics Club Book Spin, but there are other activities we want to share with you going on around the blogosphere.... The TBR BustAThon is a seven-day readathon that occurs every … Continue reading August Events Around the Blogosphere
Hello, Clubbers! After six incredible years, your Classics Club moderators (Adam, Allie, Melissa, and Sarah) are ready to move on to other projects and are in need of a new, passionate, motivated crew of moderators to take over The Classics Club for the next generation. Are you one of these select few? What you need … Continue reading End of An Era: Call for Moderators!
Hi Clubbers! How's the reading going? Tell us about your project -- or you! Introduce yourself. Chat. Are you new here? A veteran? Tell us what you've read, how you're feeling about your progress, how much you love the classics or the community -- any struggles, a favorite read so far. Really, whatever you feel … Continue reading Group Check-In #28: February 2018