I will post the first discussion post soon (maybe even tomorrow!), but first I want to talk a little about how this will work. Several times a week, I will post about the next section of book. I'm going to include two chapters in each discussion post because Sense and Sensibility has fifty chapters, but most of them are very short. So we'll have twenty-five discussion posts, and I'll try to post about three of those a week. If you're doing math at this point, that means we should be done by the end of April, even if we take a little break over Easter.
It is entirely up to you whether you want to read the chapters first or my post first. I think if you're already familiar with the story, either way works. If you've never read it or seen any adaptation of it, then you might want to read the chapters first and then my post, as I'm not going to mark spoilers. If you find yourself struggling to understand the text, you can always flip that and read the posts first and then the chapters.
In each post, I will include one or two discussion questions after I share my thoughts. You are encouraged to comment with your answers to any questions that interest you, and you are also encouraged to reply to each others' comments! Don't think of this as a dialog between me and each individual, but a discussion we are all having together.
I'm going to be reading the annotated edition pictured here, and I'll definitely be sharing any insights it gives me that I think will be of interest. Every time I share a new post, I will link to that post on this page for easy reference.
I think that's all I have to say today, so I'll leave you with a couple of questions to answer so we can get to know each other:
1. Have you ever read Sense and Sensibility before?
2. Have you seen any movie versions of this story?
3. Have you read any other Jane Austen novels?
Remember, answering discussion questions is always optional -- don't feel obligated to answer any or all of them! It's fine if you don't, though I think the discussions can be the best part of a read-along, so I definitely encourage you to try if you're so inclined.
Oh, and will there be a giveaway at the end of this read-along like there have been for so many of my previous read-alongs? Probably ;-)