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Welcome! This month we’re reading Seabiscuit, by Laura Hillenbrand.

The Online Book Club, in case 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 a comment in the comments section. Make sure you check back each week and see what new topics we’re talking about!

Seabiscuit is the true story of one of the most popular horses that ever raced. The book details how Seabiscuit came to success on the track, and it tells the story of the remarkable people who owned and trained him. And it gives great historical perspective, telling how one horse helped to lift people’s spirits during The Great Depression.

This book was so good—I found myself wrapped up completely in the world of horse racing, a subject I knew virtually nothing about before starting to read the book. Laura Hillenbrand’s writing style is so engaging and interesting.

If you’re interested in participating in our discussion but you don’t want to read the book along with us, make sure to check out a copy of the movie, Seabiscuit, or the PBS documentary, Seabiscuit. Both are great and will give you the gist of the Seabiscuit story.

Make sure to check out the trailers for the movie and documentary if you’re on the fence about following along with us this month!

Join us next week as we talk about the first six chapters!

6 Responses to “Seabiscuit: Week 1”

  1. Hilda S.

    I am excited to read this book! I actually have a copy that I purchased for our Battle of the Books club. I am one of the advisors of the club, and we read the books with the kids. This is actually one that I didn’t read yet! 🙂

    • Erin K.

      Yay, Hilda! I’m glad you found us this month! I really enjoyed the book, and I hope you do, too!

      Isn’t it nice to actually get to read some of the books on our ever-growing to-read list?

      I hope to hear from you next week!

  2. Carrol

    I am sure this isn’t a book I would normally choose, but I am really looking forward to reading it.

    • Erin K.

      I hope you enjoy it, Carrol! I really loved it! I can’t wait to hear your initial thoughts next week!

  3. Janet Coburn

    I’ve read the book before, but I’m interested in getting into the online discussion.

    • Erin K.

      Welcome, Janet! I am excited that you found us! I really loved the book–did you enjoy it? Please let me know what you thought!

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