The Classics Club monthly meme is another way to bring members of The Classics Club together. The post for the month will go up on the main page of this blog on the 2nd of the month, and you’ll have all month to respond over at your blog.
Twitter hashtag: #ccmeme
Here are the future subjects for the monthly meme if you’re one of those people who like to plan ahead:
August 2013 - Contributed by one of our moderators, Sarah from Sarah Reads Too Much, who joined us in March 2012: Do you read forewords/notes that precede many classics? Does it help you or hurt you in your enjoyment/understanding of the work?
September 2013 - Contributed by Brona from Brona’s Books, who joined us in August 2012: Rereading a favourite classic at different stages of your life gives you different insights with each reading. Is there one classic you’ve read several times that also tells a story about you?
October 2013 – We want you to mingle. Go to our member list and select a fellow classics clubber you’d like to feature on your blog. This can be someone who is active within the Classics Club, someone quiet who inspires with his/her posts, someone new to the club or scarce whom you’d like the club to meet. S/he can be a friend of yours, or someone you’ve never met. Tell readers why you value this club member. Highlight at least one post from his/her blog.
November 2013 – A meme rewind: Pick a classic someone else in the club has read from our big review list. Link to their review and offer a quote from their post describing their reaction to the book. What about their post makes you excited to read that classic in particular?
December 2013 – Let’s do this again: What is your favorite classic book? If you already answered this question in August 2012, great! Tell us what you picked then, and if your answer has changed in the last year and a half. If you are new since that meme, what is your favorite classic as of today? (Yes, you can of course list multiple books.)
(click the month to see all member entries)
August 2012: What is your favorite classic book? Why?
September 2012: Pick a classic someone else in the club has read from our big review list. Link to their review and offer a quote from their post describing their reaction to the book. What about their post makes you excited to read that classic in particular?
October 2012: Why are you reading the classics?
November 2012: What classic piece of literature most intimidates you, and why? (Or, are you intimidated by the classics, and why? And has your view changed at all since you joined our club?)
December 2012: What is your favorite memory of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol? Have you ever read it? If not, will you? Why should others read it rather than relying on the film adaptions?
January 2013: What is the best book you’ve read so far for The Classics Club — and why? Be sure to link to the post where you discussed the book! (Or, if you prefer, what is your least favorite read so far for the club, and why?)
March 2013: Do you love Jane Austen or want to “dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone”? (Phrase borrowed from Mark Twain).
- Why? (for either answer)?
- Favorite and/or least favorite Austen novel?
April 2013: “Who is hands-down the best literary hero, in your opinion? Likewise, who is the best heroine?” (Contributed by Payton from All Things Bright and Beautiful – April 18, 2012 in a comment at the since deleted blog of our founder.)
May 2013: Tell us about the classic book(s) you’re reading this month. You can post about what you’re looking forward to reading in May, or post thoughts-in-progress on your current read(s).