If you believe his own accounts of himself, Emilio Salgari was a great adventurer, who sailed the Seven Seas, traveled all over the North American continent, explored the Sudan, and romanced an Indian princess. In truth, Salgari was a fabulist, who flunked out of a nautical technical institution and never traveled any further from home … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Emilio Salgari
Hello, Clubbers! It's time for another Classics Club Spin!What is the spin? It's easy. At your blog, before next Tuesday 27th November 2018, create a post that lists twenty books of your choice that remain "to be read" on your Classics Club list. This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these … Continue reading CC Spin #19
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
Back at the beginning of October we DARED you to face your fears and get your Goth on by reading a CLASSIC book from your #CClist that you classified as thrilling, a mystery, Gothic or a book or author that SCARED you (because of it’s length, it’s topic, it’s reputation etc). Did you DARE? If so: … Continue reading Did You Dare?
When I asked for suggestions for the classic author to feature next, one of the first responses was from Jillian, who suggested Ann Radcliffe as being appropriate for the season. I thought so, too. Not much is known about her life, however. I found more about her influence on literature. She was notable for combining … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Ann Radcliffe
Over the past couple of months your new Classics Club moderators have been tidying up, cataloguing and making adjustments to the look of the blog. Amongst other things we have now created a tab for all the games we like to play at the club (when you have a spare 5 mins, open all the … Continue reading Gothic Book Tag
Hello! How is your October coming along? Reading anything scary this month? Well, Today's post will follow last month's post! Announcements Expanded Icons on the Member Page - After further thought, I've decided to expand the icons on the member page. I've added the exclamation icon (‼️) to indicate that something is wrong with the book list link & the trophy icon … Continue reading Member Updates
For the last Classics Club Spin, I read The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge. I was surprised to find out that Yonge, whom I had never heard of, was just as popular in her time as Dickens or Thackeray. In fact, The Heir of Redclyffe was her first successful novel, and it was … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Charlotte M. Yonge
BOO! Introducing an old game with a new twist. Once upon a time, the Club issued a Dare to it's members to read and review a certain book. The participant then dared others to read and review a book of their choice. I participated in this event at the time, but it never really took … Continue reading Time to Get Your Goth On!
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
Today's the Day! On the 1st August 2018, we announced Classic Club Spin #18, challenging you to read book 9 on your CC Spin list by 31st August. Did you read your book? Did you write about it, or not? What's Next? In the comments below, tell us what book you read, and what you thought of … Continue reading Did You Finish Your Spin?
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
Hello Clubbers and welcome to our Classics Club Games Extravaganza! I am your new event ringmaster. If you love the CC Spins, Monthly Memes and book tags, then I'm the one to turn to for all your in-house club fun. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Bronwyn. I've been running … Continue reading Roll Up, Roll Up!
Hello clubbers and welcome to week 2 of August, aka the second week of Spin #18 (How's that going btw? Started? Finished?). I wanted to write a post today to introduce myself, let you know a bit about my responsibilities to the club and tell you a bit about my future plans! First off, My name is Margaret. I've … Continue reading Taking Care of Our Members!
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