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Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« on: October 15, 2020, 03:36:58 PM »
This thread is dedicated to (re-)reading Austen's work with a Mustachian eye: What frugality and spendypants-ness do we see in daily life in Austen's work? What broader social/economic factors are at play in these stories? How is Austen's status as a middle-class woman writing about the rich reflected in her works? and any other questions we may have. :) If we're feeling riotous, maybe we'll even read authors other than Austen.

Schedule:

October--November 2020: Sense and Sensibility (Project Gutenberg)
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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 03:44:05 PM »
I'm interested in reading and discussing Austen (and others in future)!!

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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 04:10:50 PM »
I’m totally here for this. Excited to do a reread of these books.

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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 04:11:56 PM »
Since we're "all in" and Mustachian - here's the Project Gutenberg link for Sense and Sensibility:

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/161

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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 04:14:13 PM »
I am IN

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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 04:14:40 PM »
Thanks, TomTX! I'll update the main post with the PG link. :)

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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020, 04:16:31 PM »
Yay!

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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2020, 04:24:22 PM »
Woot!

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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2020, 04:50:14 PM »
Yay!

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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2020, 05:10:48 PM »
Oh, yes, very yes, I'm in. 

I've never actually been part of a book club--shocking, I know.  ;-)  How does this work?

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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2020, 05:18:01 PM »
Oh, yes, very yes, I'm in. 

I've never actually been part of a book club--shocking, I know.  ;-)  How does this work?

Well, you come here with a glass of wine, and pretend you’ve read it...

And then we talk about everything but the book.

Just kidding. I think here, people will actually read and discuss.

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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2020, 05:35:29 PM »
Oh, yes, very yes, I'm in. 

I've never actually been part of a book club--shocking, I know.  ;-)  How does this work?

Well, you come here with a glass of wine, and pretend you’ve read it...

And then we talk about everything but the book.
Can confirm.

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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2020, 06:11:46 PM »
Here! Been awhile since I read S&S.

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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2020, 06:48:05 PM »
Thanks, TomTX! I'll update the main post with the PG link. :)

Now I just need to find the Rated MA version.... ;)

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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2020, 06:58:07 PM »
I am definitely in too!

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« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2020, 09:37:03 PM »
Very cool! I will start rereading.

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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2020, 05:53:24 AM »
Sounds fun, I'm in!

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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2020, 06:23:45 AM »
I am in as well!

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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2020, 07:49:39 AM »
I'm in too!

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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2020, 04:51:40 PM »
I've never read it, which feels like something I should do instead of just watching the movies. Excited to join.

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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2020, 01:29:36 PM »
I will join! I just read my first Austen novel, P&P, a month or two ago and quite liked it.

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« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2020, 04:16:47 PM »
I'm in.  I haven't read S & S since seeing the Emma Thompson film, so I suspect there's a lot I've forgotten.

Are we on a schedule for getting through the chapters or is it read at will?

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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2020, 04:19:14 PM »
I’m in too!

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« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2020, 05:18:48 PM »
PTF!

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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2020, 05:59:03 PM »
PTF

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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2020, 07:34:24 PM »
Just placed a request at my library, so I'm in too. Any idea the discussion format? As we go  along, or all at once starting at a certain date?

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« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2020, 09:31:16 PM »
I'm in!

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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2020, 10:17:18 AM »
Hey all! I'm so excited to see so many people raring to go on this -- it's fantastic.

I think given how many of us there are (and how busy so many folks on these boards are), it would be difficult to hold everyone to a "read these chapters during these weeks" type of schedule. That being said, I do think it makes sense to have some sort of discussion springboard -- not limiting ourselves to only discussing particular chapters, but rather taking the events of particular chapters as our starting point for talking about what we see in the frugality/personal finance and broader economics of the book.

Handily, we have approximately six weeks between now and the end of November, and Sense and Sensibility is divided into three "books." What do people think about having the following "springboard" schedule?

October 19--November 1: Book 1
November 2--November 15: Book 2
November 16--30 November: Book 3

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« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2020, 10:29:18 AM »
Sounds good to me.   Thanks for organizing us too!
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« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2020, 10:38:20 AM »
Sounds perfect!

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« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2020, 11:55:40 AM »
That works!

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« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2020, 01:46:51 PM »
Sounds good to me and thank you @diapasoun for taking the lead on organising this

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« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2020, 01:52:44 PM »
My very deep pleasure.

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« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2020, 04:12:24 PM »
Hey all! I'm so excited to see so many people raring to go on this -- it's fantastic.

I think given how many of us there are (and how busy so many folks on these boards are), it would be difficult to hold everyone to a "read these chapters during these weeks" type of schedule. That being said, I do think it makes sense to have some sort of discussion springboard -- not limiting ourselves to only discussing particular chapters, but rather taking the events of particular chapters as our starting point for talking about what we see in the frugality/personal finance and broader economics of the book.

Handily, we have approximately six weeks between now and the end of November, and Sense and Sensibility is divided into three "books." What do people think about having the following "springboard" schedule?

October 19--November 1: Book 1
November 2--November 15: Book 2
November 16--30 November: Book 3

Just a heads up: different versions of the book may not divide it into parts the same way yours does — or even have the same chapters (this is normal with 19th century books). Mine doesn’t have books, and is divided into fifty chapters. Could you give the chapter numbers to the books so we’re all... ahem... on the same page? :P

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Re: Austen With A Mustachian Twist! Ongoing Book Club
« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2020, 04:26:47 PM »
Hey all! I'm so excited to see so many people raring to go on this -- it's fantastic.

I think given how many of us there are (and how busy so many folks on these boards are), it would be difficult to hold everyone to a "read these chapters during these weeks" type of schedule. That being said, I do think it makes sense to have some sort of discussion springboard -- not limiting ourselves to only discussing particular chapters, but rather taking the events of particular chapters as our starting point for talking about what we see in the frugality/personal finance and broader economics of the book.

Handily, we have approximately six weeks between now and the end of November, and Sense and Sensibility is divided into three "books." What do people think about having the following "springboard" schedule?

October 19--November 1: Book 1
November 2--November 15: Book 2
November 16--30 November: Book 3

Just a heads up: different versions of the book may not divide it into parts the same way yours does — or even have the same chapters (this is normal with 19th century books). Mine doesn’t have books, and is divided into fifty chapters. Could you give the chapter numbers to the books so we’re all... ahem... on the same page? :P

Haha, yes, makes sense that a lot of editions would get rid of the volume distinctions!

Volume 1 is chapters 1-22.
Volume 2 is chapters 23-36.
Volume 3 is chapters 37-50.

Thanks, Kris!