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
Today's the Day! On the 19th November 2018, we announced the special CHUNKSTER edition of the Classic Club Spin, challenging you to read book 1 on your CC Spin #19 list by 31st January 2019. Did you read your book? Did you write about it, or not? What's Next? In the comments below, tell us what book you … Continue reading Did You Finish Your Spin?
A friend recently blogged about Kristin Lavransdattar, which gave me the idea for my next focus post. Although Sigrid Undset is known mostly for that powerful depiction of of medieval life in Norway, she was also the author of contemporary realistic novels. Her novels written later in life were informed by her conversion to Catholicism. She is … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Sigrid Undset
Hello all and welcome to this month's post honoring Sherry from Ubiquitous Grace. As part of the festivities, Sherry has answered some questions and shared some post with us. For more information or If you have a nomination for future Clubbers of the month, you can nominate them on the clubber page. Nominations for February will be … Continue reading January ’18 Clubber of the Month
How are you all going with your super-dooper chunkster edition of the CC Spin? With only ten days to go, are you in trouble? Well on the way? Or done and dusted? Let us know if you need a cheer squad to help you through - we can pop by, comment and encourage you on … Continue reading Classic Instagram
Hello! Woot, it's 2019! Wow, how did this happen so quickly? It seriously still feels like March 2018... Well, Welcome to this month's member updates! Announcements End of the Year Member List Cleaning (continued.)- Yay, I've finished cleaned up all the entries on the member list that were invalid links. Now is the time to tackle the Lists that … Continue reading Member Updates #5
As a schoolgirl, Dorothy Stirrup published more than forty stories in the "Children's Corner" of the Blackburn Weekly Telegraph. Later, she became a successful and popular novelist, short story and children's book writer, whose work reflected the concerns of her time. Because her novels were almost all set in Nottingham or Blackburn, where she lived all … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Dorothy Whipple
A month or so ago Rachel @Hibernators Library threw out a reading challenge - 2019 Year of Shakespeare? Her idea was to read one comedy, one tragedy & one history play over the course of a 3-4 month period. With a new baby on the way, she thought that a co-hosting arrangement with the Classics Club … Continue reading Shakespeare Challenge (revised)
Hello! How is your December going so far? What are your holiday plans this year? Well, Welcome to this month's member updates! Announcements End of the Year Member List Cleaning (continued.)- I will be moving inactive & expired lists to the member's archive throughout this month. If your listed is dated to end in 2018, but you'd like … Continue reading Member Updates #3
If you joined the game last week, find number 1 on your CC Spin #19 List! That's the CHUNKSTER you are challenged to read by 31st January, 2019. We know it can be hard to stay on track and enthused about your Spin Book for the whole journey. We plan to provide support and encouragement … Continue reading Your Lucky Spin Number Is…
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