We retired the monthly meme a while back, because we ran out of questions. And frankly lacked the time to keep it up. 🙂 However, we thought it might be fun to repeat a few questions for those who are interested, in the months to come. People who have been with us for a while could answer again now that you have a few more titles under your belt, & the new folks could start fresh. Or you could entirely ignore this & just read your books. But mixing & mingling is fun, & this seemed the easiest way to offer another option, for mixing & mingling. We hope you have fun & pardon us for being quite busy offline & lacking time to keep coming up with these questions fresh. Some are great for a revisit though, so we’re hoping this will stir up some fun with minimal effort on our part. For we are all quite strapped!
The meme will go up every 26th of the month. A few questions are new, from club members who suggested questions for the group within the comments on the meme page. The rest are recycled. We include a link for those, so you can go back and see the responses from the original question.
Here’s the list, which will begin going live this coming Wednesday –
August 2015: Contributed by BookerTalk, who joined us in August 2012: “Have you made changes to your list since you first created it? If you added any new titles or removed some, why did you make those changes?”
September 2015: A meme rewind from 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 2015: A meme rewind from April 2013: “Who is hands-down the best literary hero, in your opinion? Likewise, who is the best heroine?”
December 2015: A meme rewind from 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?
February 2016: A meme rewind from 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 February, or post thoughts-in-progress on your current read(s).
March 2016: A meme rewind from 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?
April 2016: Contributed by Joseph, who joined us in May 2014: “What is your most ‘treasured’ book…not the story…the physical book? Maybe a valuable first or early edition, or an autographed copy, or a family heirloom, or a gift, or maybe just the favorite binding or cover art.”
May 2016: A meme rewind from January 2014: Contributed by Ruth, who joined us in March 2012: Which character from classic literature is most important or influential to you and why? Or which character do you most despise and why?
July 2016: A meme rewind from February 2015: Contributed by Teresa, who joined us in 2012: What about modern classics? Pick a book published since 2000 and say why you think it will be considered as a “classic” in the future.
August 2016: A meme rewind from 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?)
September 2016: A meme rewind from September 2014: Select two classics from your list (by different authors) that you have finished reading. Now switch the authors, and contemplate how each might have written the other’s book. For example, what if Charlotte Brontë had written David Copperfield, and Charles Dickens had written Jane Eyre? How might the style, focus and impact change in a work of literature by a different author’s pen? What about William Shakespeare writing Pride & Prejudice, and Jane Austen writing The Taming of the Shrew? Etc. If you discuss the story, please of course remember to warn folks plot details are forthcoming.
October 2016: A meme rewind from August 2014: Contributed by Teresa, who joined us in 2012: What are your thoughts on adaptions of classics? Say mini-series or movies? Or maybe modern approaches? Are there any good ones? Is it better to read the book first? Or maybe just compare the book and an adaptation?
November 2016: A meme rewind from 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?)