Tag: Classics Spin

Classics Club: My Brilliant Career

Posted November 10, 2019 by Lory in reviews / 9 Comments
Classics Club: My Brilliant Career

Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career (1901) Here’s a book I’ve heard about for so long, but never read — the perfect pick for a Classics Club Spin, as well as a chance to take part in Brona’s Australian Reading Month event, and to represent another country in my Reading Around the World project. But even […]

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The Spin Number is …

Posted September 26, 2019 by Lory in challenges / 11 Comments
The Spin Number is …

Number 5! That means I’ll be reading: I’m excited to finally read this Australian classic, with perfect timing for Brona’s Australian Reading Month in November. If you’re participating in the Spin, what did you get? How do you feel about it?

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Classics Club Spin #21

Posted September 22, 2019 by Lory in challenges / 25 Comments
Classics Club Spin #21

It’s time for the Classics Club Spin! Club members pick 20 books from their list and number them. A number is chosen and then the challenge is to read that book by a certain date (October 31, in this case). Even though I no longer have an official target date for my Classics Club list, […]

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Classics Club Spin

Posted March 7, 2018 by Lory in challenges / 19 Comments
Classics Club Spin

It’s time for another Classics Spin! What is the spin? It’s easy. At your blog, before next Friday, March 9th, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list. This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books by the end […]

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Classics Club Spin: Don Quixote, Part I

Posted January 24, 2018 by Lory in reviews / 14 Comments
Classics Club Spin: Don Quixote, Part I

Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part I (1605) For the last Classics Club spin book, I drew Don Quixote, which I’ve been meaning to read for quite some time. I did read an abridged version in high school, but I remember absolutely nothing about it except the Quentin Blake drawing on the cover. (Does anyone […]

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And the spin book is…

Posted November 17, 2017 by Lory in challenges / 20 Comments
And the spin book is…

Last week I posted my Classics Club Spin list, and this is the moment of truth — the chosen number is 4, which means I’ll be reading: Somewhat daunting, but I’m actually glad because this edition of Don Quixote has been sitting on my shelf for more than a year after I won it in […]

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Classics Club Spin

Posted November 10, 2017 by Lory in challenges / 24 Comments
Classics Club Spin

It’s time for another Classics Spin! What is the spin? It’s easy. At your blog, before next Friday, November 17th, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list. This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books by the end […]

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Put on a Funny Face: Lucky Jim

Posted July 1, 2016 by Lory in reviews / 12 Comments
Put on a Funny Face: Lucky Jim

Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim (1954) Lucky Jim came up recently as my Classics Club Spin book, and I was glad, because it’s a book I’ve tried to read a few times without success. Still, I was determined to find out why Amis’s debut novel has been hailed as one of the funniest books of all […]

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Classics Club Spin

Posted June 6, 2016 by Lory in challenges / 21 Comments
Classics Club Spin

I’m getting rather behind on my Classics Club list, so I hope this little challenge will get me going again. The idea is to choose 20 books remaining on your list, and when the “spin” number is announced, read that book by August. I’ve selected an assortment from all the categories of my list, including […]

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Short and Bittersweet: Bliss and Other Stories

Posted January 2, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 8 Comments
Short and Bittersweet: Bliss and Other Stories

Katherine Mansfield, Bliss and Other Stories (1920) I don’t usually seek out short stories, though I often enjoy them when I do read them. Usually I’m looking for a longer-term reading experience, with characters I can live with over time. But when I read Katherine Mansfield’s collection Bliss and Other Stories (having drawn it as […]

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