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|Jane Austen's Writing Desk, Jane Austen House Museum Source|
So let's talk details.
First, which Austen novel do you want to read?To refresh your memory, here's the list:
Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice
There are plenty of plot summaries and online texts available if you don't have a paper copy of the novels, such as the ones at The Republic of Pemberley and Project Gutenberg.
Please let me know in the comments which one -- or ones -- you'd prefer to read. Maybe a first choice, second choice, etc. Or if you have absolutely no preference, you can let us know that too!
Second, please let us know if you are doing a re-read or if this is your first time reading Austen.
In other words, should we be careful not to give away any spoilers, or have you already read the books and/or seen the movies? :-)
Since I've never done a group reading before, I would appreciate any suggestions or ideas about how to set up the schedule. How often do you want to have discussions? Weekly? Bi-weekly? Monthly?
Let me know in the comments any preferences or suggestions you have as to how often we should discuss and how much we should cover during each discussion.