CC Spin #27

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It’s time for another Classics Club Spin.
The rules are easy: compile your list of 20 books by Sunday 18th July.

On that day a number will be randomly selected.
That’s the book you read.

You have until the 22nd August 2021 to finish your book and review it.

Join in the fun by visiting the other players and commenting on their lists.
It’s a great way to meet like-minded bloggers and explode your TBR classics wishlist!

I have participated in ALL 27 spins. I believe that Jean @Howling Frogs and I are the only two left who can say that!

I hope this spin is kinder to me than the last. Laura by George Sand was the weirdest little book I’ve read in a very long time!

To guarantee success this spin, I’ve added all my unread Annotated Jane Austen’s in preparation for the much anticipated return of Adam’s #AusteninAugust. I can’t decide which one to read, so I’m hoping the spin will decide for me.

  1. The Annotated Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
  2. The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
  3. The Annotated Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen & David M Shapard                
  4. The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
  5. The Annotated Emma by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
  6. The Annotated Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen & David M Shapard                  
  7. The Annotated Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
  8. The Annotated Mansfield Park by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
  9. The Annotated Emma by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
  10. The Annotated Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
  11. The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen & David M Shapard             
  12. The Annotated Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen & David M Shapard          
  13. The Annotated Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen & David M Shapard   
  14. The Annotated Mansfield Park by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
  15. The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
  16. The Annotated Emma by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
  17. The Annotated Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
  18. The Annotated Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
  19. The Annotated Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen & David M Shapard
  20. The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen & David M Shapard

My previous 26 Spin results look like this:

Happy Spinning!

25 thoughts on “CC Spin #27

  1. I hadn’t got any Austen on my list, having read all her published novels, but I do have a slim volume of poems and parlour games written by her and her immediate family which I think I’ll read for Austen in August. I’m still waiting to summon up the energy to finish reading her juvenilia (I’ve only read volume I of her notebooks).

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    1. I picked up copies of the annotated Austen’s a few years back, but have only read Persuasion so far. I’ll be happy to revisit any of the others above.
      I also have Sansei and Sensibility: Stories | Karen Tei Yamashita & Austen Years: A Memoir in 5 Novels | Rachel Cohen to add to my August reading list.

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  2. I’ve read everything by Jane Austen but not everything about her as it turns out. Austen in August sounds fantastic but I’m doing to many challenges at the moment. Sigh, so many books, so little time.

    Thank you for visiting my list earlier.

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      1. I have such a huge TBR pile that I can’t really “afford” to re-read much. However, there are some where I make an exception and Jane Austen is among them. My favourite is “Persuasion”.

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          1. I always think I like it best because I read it when I was older and I can relate to Anne better than to any of the other, mostly younger Austen heroines.

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  3. I’m predicting the needle will land on … Jane Austen. I still have some longer stories from the Juvenilia to read. And also Laura by George Sand sitting by my pillow.

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    1. I’m only part way through the Juvenilia too and her letters, but I really felt the need for some time with a much loved Austen this year, so this will be perfect.
      We’re now finally in proper lockdown in Sydney, although I suspect I will still be going to work to organise all the click and collect stuff, check emails, messages etc. So I probably wont be getting a 2 week reading holiday after all.

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  4. Heheh Even though I don’t really understand how the Classics Club selection/spin process goes normally and simply enjoy reading other people’s big plans, I feel like this is ACTUALLY how we woudl make reading lists if we were left to our own devices. Have fun with Jane!

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  5. Is there where I confess I have never read Jane Austen? I have tried in the past but not got very far.

    I like the sound of tackling classics in this way though. Is there a definition of “classic” that you use?

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    1. After I picked myself up from the floor….!
      The classics club has a very broad definition of classic so that each member can decide/define for themselves. In the early years, we had several discussion posts about this very topic, which gave everyone the chance to state their own preference. You can see my lists in the drop down menu above.

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      1. I used to consider only books classics that are older than 100 years old but the more of those books I read, the later my classics will have to be. And it’s different if you’re younger. For a twenty year old, books older then fifty years are definitely classics, for me they are books I read as a teenager. LOL

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        1. I have a 50 year number for my classics. If it’s younger than 50, it may get my ‘modern day classic’ tag. I tend to think a book has to be read by at least 3 generations to be a classic. Some books don’t make it when they are first published, like Moby-Dick, but later generations then realise it’s worth. Some books are big hits & gushed over when they are first published, but then forgotten a decade later.
          And I could go on 🙂

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          1. I totally agree. A lot of people call “The Hunger Games” a classic. Or “Harry Potter”. And I’m sure they will be. One day.

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    1. I’m very excited to be reading Austen in August again. I know I could have done so without Adam. but with my current job, rereading is such a guilty pleasure that takes me away from reading the new releases, that I rarely prioritise it. But a readalong is another matter!!

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