Monday, February 1, 2021

Announcing a "Sense and Sensibility" Read-along!

I am pleased to announce that I will be leading a read-along of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility this spring!


We will begin March 1, and I am planning an easy pace of about 6 chapters a week.  I hope to post three times a week, discussing two chapters per post.  Most of the chapters are quite short, so I think that will be very feasible, and will let us finish up in mid-May.


I hope you will join me!  It doesn't matter if you've read Sense and Sensibility before, or never read it -- all will be welcome to celebrate Jane Austen's classic story of family, friendship, and love.

If you'd like to join in, there's no need to sign up, but any cheering you'd like to do in the comments is always welcome :-)  Feel free to use any or all of these buttons to spread the word!

32 comments:

  1. Hmmmm....this was my close third fav of Austen. I'm going to keep this in mind and see if I can fit it in as we get closer to March. (I have found so much reading time in my life, I'm adding more books to my TBR.) So, I'll let you know...

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    1. Ruth, how awesome that you've found more reading time! I envy that ;-) I definitely hope you can join us! Like I said, it'll be a pretty easy pace, so not hard to fit in along with other reading.

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  2. Oh, I will LOVE this!!! *clapping* I'm so excited!!

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    1. Cordy, yay!!! I'm excited that you're excited :-)

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  3. I just read S&S, so I won't join in officially, but I'm looking forward to reading your posts all the same. :)

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    1. Eva, you're definitely welcome to participate in the discussions, since you've just read it :-)

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  4. Oh, I do hope I can do this but I'm getting behind in my reading schedule already. If I can catch up I might just do it. Have fun!!!

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    1. Cleo, I hope you can make the time! Would love to have you participate :-)

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  5. I've been wanting to re-read S & S for ages so I will try & join in, depends on what's happening in March!

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    1. Carol, that's great! I hope you can make it work.

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  6. This looks like fun! I’ve never read Austin, so it’s probably about time I start.

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    1. Ivy Miranda, I would be so excited to travel through your first Austen with you!

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  7. Ah, so fun! It's been since 2012 for me since I last read it, so I definitely plan on trying to follow along!

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    1. MC, it's been since 2012 for me too! Happy to have you along for the journey :-)

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  8. Hooray, I’m going to make an effort to clear my reading schedule to prioritize this. It’s about time I read the book, not just enjoy the movie. I’ll be honest, Austen intimidates me a bit, although I do enjoy reading her. I’m just afraid I’ll miss lots of subtext, so a read along is perfect!

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    1. Bibliobleeze, Austen definitely has a lot to unpack, so I think we'll have a great time digging into this book. We can share insights!

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  9. Yesss I'm so doing this. I recently listened to Rosamund Pike read S&S on Audible (for the third time). This book is one of my favorites of Jane Austen's works. :)

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  10. Ooh, this does look delightfully intriguing... I'll put up a button asap and we'll see what March looks like, shall we? Hoping to participate!

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    1. Heidi, like I said, I'm thinking 6 chapters a week, which means we should finish up in early May if I can stick to that pace. Would love to have you join if you can!

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  11. Rachel, this sounds great. When I was a student, I particularly liked "Pride and Prejudice", but later on I thoroughly enjoyed Emma Thompson's / Ang Lee's film version of "Sense and Sensibility" (with a very young Kate Winslet, a very young Hugh Grant, a wonderful Alan Rickman (an actor I always liked)) – so it's high time to read the book (just ordered a copy), and to do it like this is even more fun! (And sooo international, yay – looking forward to it from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean ;-)

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    1. Andrea, the Emma Thompson film version was my introduction to Austen! It came out when I was in my teens, and I remember my mom checking the videotape out of the library so we could watch it. So good.

      This is definitely something you can "attend" from afar!

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  12. I had already planned on rereading Sense & Sensibility this year so this is great!

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  13. What a good idea! I've just downloaded Sense and Sensibility onto my Kindle and will enjoy re-reading it! I think it's my favourite of Jane Austen's books!

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  14. Starts Monday... soon! Do we have to read / re-read the first (how many) chapters (preparation, preparation...) – or just delve into it headlong? Will you ask questions / point out certain aspects which we should ponder in advance?

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    1. Andrea, good questions! I will post an introductory post on Monday, and then after that, I'll post about two chapters together every few days. It's up to you if you want to read the chapters first or my post first -- my posts will have my thoughts & observations, and then a discussion question or two for people to answer if they want to. Very low-key and flexible :-)

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  15. Aawwww!!! I wish I had seen this sooner! I'm afraid I'm such a slow reader that I wouldn't be able to catch up but I do want to read S&S soon! Maybe when I do, I'll come back and find your discussion questions.

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    1. Sarah, you are absolutely welcome to join in even now! Or in a week or two, whenever you're ready. I'd be delighted to have you whenever :-)

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