Question for the Club: What constitutes a classic?

Hi all,

I was just checking our recent comments (which come to us via email) and I saw one with a question that I’d like to put to the group:

What constitutes a Classic?

There are countless articles and essays that attempt to answer this question, but I don’t believe there exists a definitive answer.  Is it age?  Is it related to awards or honors?  Is it purely decided in the heart of its reader?

It seems that we had made an attempt to answer this question at some point in time.  However, our link is now broken and I can’t find the post!  So, let’s start a new one!  Tell us, how would you answer that question?

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Discussion: Anyone want to share your favorite read(s) in 2016?

"The Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh, 1889. (Because.)

“The Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh, 1889. (Because.)

Feel free to leave a link in the comments, or else just talk about your favorite(s) in 2016 below.  Let your fellow clubbers know what really stood out for you, and why. 🙂

Or, tell us about what you can’t wait to read in 2017! #ccdiscussions

Discussion: Who is your favorite Brontë?

Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Brontë, by their brother Branwell (c. 1834). He painted himself among his sisters, but later removed the image so as not to clutter the picture.” – Wikipedia

Inspired by a question by Adam on Twitter last night:

Who is your favorite Brontë, and why?

We’re just curious. We could have made this a meme question, but there’s no slot open until 2014!  🙂

Feel free to comment below.

(If you spoil a plot in one of the novels below, please clearly mark your comment with “spoiler” and the title you mention before you spoil! Example: Spoiler for Jane Eyre follows.” Thanks!)

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