Originally Posted by pilotbob
Classic - pre World War 1 (pre-1939)
this would be the month for those great books written long ago that you can still buy at borders. Most will be in the public domain so people can download them for free.
Modern Classic - post World War I
this would be your On The Road, Catch-22, A Canticle for Liebowitz, Harry Potter, Hitchhickers Guide, etc. This can also include those Pulitzer prize winners as well.
I will argue against this. The poll has shown so far that there is a majority fine with things the way they are. There is a very
vocal minority (two people) who desperately want change. Others may agree with them, but again, it seems so far that they are in the minority.
To divide classics to assuage a few is to limit the categories more. If the group wants a modern classic during a classic month, one or more may be nominated and will be voted on and one will win.
If anyone desperately wants a "modern classic" category (or prize-winning category, or whatever), then I suggest we look at another category besides the two classics to get rid of, since the poll so far has clearly shown support for two general "classic" months.