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Tag Archive: The Classics Club

Weekend readathon 24in48 – Join us

24in48 Weekend Readathon
This entry is part 6 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 6 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonWeekend Readathon 24in48 November 15-16, 2014 Weekend readathons are fun. This one, rather than a 24-hour reading marathon, allows for 24 hours of reading within a 48-hour time span. Yes, you do get to sleep. I’m in. However, I will be attending the Gregorian Chant…


Thanksgiving holiday books for writers

Thankfully Reading WEekend offers opportunity to read Thanksgiving holiday books for writers.

Who writes Thanksgiving holiday books? The answer might surprise you. Count Louisa May Alcott among the writers who have given us Thanksgiving holiday books. Alcott’s An Old-fashioned Thanksgiving short story has even been made into a movie starring Jacqueline Bisset. Truman Capote mined his childhood for short stories and came up with the perennial holiday favorite The…


Readathon challenges and tips – Dewey and the Count of Monte Cristo

24-hour read-a-thon reading challenge
This entry is part 16 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 16 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonReadathon challenges offer hours of reading fun Dewey readathon challenges offer great reading opportunities. Join hundreds of readers for the semi-annual 24-hour Dewey’s Read-a-Thon this Saturday, October 12, 2013.  A Dewey Read-a-thon is flexible and the choice of reading material is wide open. Readathon challenges…


Reading the classics for fun – Armchair BEA

Reading the classics is fun and full of surprises.
This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Reading the classics for enjoyment Reading the classics, for most people, isn’t considered fun. For some it’s boring, some mandatory, some downright annoying; but for readers like me the classics can be invigorating, exciting, and downright fun. Classic books can be…


Reading Edgar Allan Poe

Book Complete Edgar Allan Poe Stories

Tales of Mystery and Imagination Reading Poe is pure summer fun and thanks to The Classics Club Spin this month, I’ll be having a ton of fun reading Edgar Allan Poe for the months of May and June. I’m thrilled. I love Poe, and I’ve been staring at this book for a number of years….


Reading the Classics Spin, take two


The Classics Club Spin challenge To encourage our reading the classics, The Classics Club (TCC) has created yet another spin. The first round was back in February. While I haven’t quite finished The Man in the Iron Mask, I’m ready to spin again and see how I do. We’ll have two months (May and June) to…


A march toward the modernists

Modernist writers make up a new challenge Reading is a worthwhile effort for writers. Reading outside a writer’s normal genre is even better. Reading celebrated and influential writers is one way writers learn about their craft. With that in mind and with a caterpillar-like crawl through my Classics Club reading list, I’ve realized that participating…


Classics Club spin winner is The Man in the Iron Mask

A classic tale of intrigue and duplicity Who is Prisoner #13? Well, thanks to the new Classics Club Spin I get to find out. Number 14 on my list is the famous book of The Three Muskateers by Alexandre Dumas commonly known as The Man in the Iron Mask. Me, Alexandre Dumas, and his Masked Man…


A Classics Club spin on great books to read

A twist on reading the classics You may know that I’ve committed to The Classics Club 5-year reading plan and am well on my way. I recently finished reading Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and am heading toward the end of Melville’s famous Moby Dick.  Today I’m creating my first Classics Club Spin List in…


The benefits of a day of reading

This entry is part 20 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 20 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonSlow down. Reading isn’t a race. Reading is meant to be an intimate exchange between you and the author, a dialogue of sorts. When a writer finishes a book, even after it’s published the book is not complete until it’s been read. Readers are a…


My reading plan for the classics readathon

This entry is part 22 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 22 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonThe classic books on my reading list My readathon book choices are made. Obviously, I’m going to be reading the classics over the next 24 hours as I embark on The Classic Club’s Readathon. So here are the classics perched on my TBR table, all…


Tips to start the year with a classic readathon

This entry is part 23 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 23 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonThe Classics Club Readathon – First Ever Jump-start your reading year and sign up for The Classics Club Readathon, a 24-hour reading marathon, January 5, 2013. Yes, that’s this Saturday. You’ve got time to sign up, pick-your books, plan your hours and stock your pantry….


A roadmap of reading, writing, and resolutions

A writer’s blueprint for 2013 There is something about the turning of the year that uncoils energy, stirs the imagination, and ignites the passion to get things done. This year proves no different. I’ve been busy, busy, busy and my keyboard is humming from all the finger tapping. Resolutions? Well, maybe my version of them:…


A writer’s year of discovery

End of year book survey 2012 One year ends, a new year begins. 2012 proved to be an interesting year where some major changes and shifts occurred where books, blogs, reading, and writing are concerned. And, of course, this blog reflected that change. The year in summary A rediscovery of deep reading The big revelation…


Moby-Dick Big Read – Update

Moby-Dick Big Read online reading event As of today I’m 41 chapters into the great American novel, one Moby-Dick, or The Whale by Herman Melville, and have to say there have been a number of surprises. By the way, it’s not too late to participate in this huge online reading event called the Moby-Dick Big…