Sense and Sensibility, Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of the Online Book Club discussion of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. 

The Online Book Club, if you've never joined us before, is a book discussion group that takes place entirely online. Each week, I write a new blog post that talks about different aspects of the book, and you can interact directly with me and other readers by leaving your comments. Check back each week and see what new topics we're talking about.

Sense and Sensibility follows Elinor and Marianne Dashwood as they become young women and experience romance and heartbreak. At the beginning of the book, the Dashwoods are forced to move to the country after Mr. Dashwood dies, but while they're in the country, they meet very interesting people and grow and change and learn. 

If you want to follow along with us but you aren't interested in reading the book, you can always watch the movie version starring Emma Thompson. Check out the trailer above for the movie version if you want to get a feel for the series. Feel free to still leave comments on the blog posts, even if you're only watching the movie and not reading the book.

We'll read Volume 1 of the book for next week, so make sure to read that before checking on the next blog post. I look forward to hearing from you in the comments!