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CC Spin #23: A Change of Plan

Related Post: Classics Club Spin #23 Earlier this month the Classics Club announced a return of its spin, in which we make a numbered list of books, then read the book on our list with the number chosen at random. Initially I welcomed the exercise, because I have been  having trouble reading and writing in …

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Classics Club Spin #23

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin! Here’s how it works: I post a numbered list of 20 titles from my Classics Club list. On Sunday, April 19 the Classics Club curators will post a number from 1 through 20. I then have to read whatever title has that number on my list by June …

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Classics Club Spin #22

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin, #22. Here’s how it works: I post a numbered list of 20 titles from my Classics Club list. On December 22 the Classics Club curators will post a number from 1 through 20. I then have to read whatever title has that number on my list by January …

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Classics Club Spin #21

It’s time for another Classics Club Spin: Spin #21. Here’s how it works: I am to post a list of 20 titles of books as yet unread on my classics club list by next Monday, September 23rd. On that date the Classics Club will post a number. I then have until October 31st to read …

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CC Spin: Review, “The Iceman Cometh” by Eugene O’Neill

Eugene O’Neill (1888-1953) O’Neill, nevertheless, remains all but unique in his persistent and increasingly more nearly exclusive attempt to deal with modern life in such a way as to achieve the effect of classic tragedy. . . . Certainly no other significant playwright has so persisted in the conviction that, if a drama is to …

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The Classics Club Spin #20

It’s time for another CC Spin, The Classics Club Spin #20. Yes, this is the event that made me decide it was time to redo my entire Classics Club list. This spin is based on that new list. Here’s the procedure: By Monday, April 22nd, I am to create a list of 20 books from …

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Gothic Book Tag

#CCgothicbooktag Here’s another exercise for the Halloween season from the Classics Club: Gothic Book Tag. The assignment is to post answers to 13 questions. (1) Which classic book has scared you the most? This has to be Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum” (continued in #2) (2) Scariest moment in a book? That …

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The Classics Spin #18

The Classics Spin #18 I love these Classics Spins because they get me reading the books on my list when I might otherwise avoid them. Here’s how it works: I list 20 books here that I have yet to read from my original list of 50+ classics. On Wednesday, August 1, the Classics Club will …

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The Classics Spin #13: “Cold Sassy Tree”

It’s time to report back on The Classics Spin #13, as explained in my post. Burns, Olive Ann. Cold Sassy Tree Dell, 1984; rpt. 1994 ISBN: 0–385–31258-X On July 5, 1906, Grandpa Blakeslee instructs his grandson, 14-year-old Will Tweedy, to summon relatives to a family meeting. Grandpa then informs the family that he intends to …

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