I actually enjoyed that chapter! I think I might keep reading.
I totally agree with Anne about Mr. Elliot, too. He gives me a bad feeling.
I think I’m as shocked as anyone else to find out Benwick and Louisa got together! Ha!
*maniacal laughter* I don’t know who the ladies were in Wentworth’s party, but I like them and reading him being so thrown by seeing Anne and then her being spirited off by Mr. Elliot was so satisfying!
Wow! Wentworth’s mood swings faster even than mine… (And wow, smooth flirting there Mr. Elliot.)
Also, now that Anne is becoming sure that he must have feelings for her, it’s actually making me nervous. When she thought he didn’t like her, I could feel confident that he did, but now that she believes it too I’m starting to feel like something is going to happen to disappoint her!
I KNEW HE WAS SHADY!!!! Mr. Elliot gave me a bad feeling every time he showed up, except once, and now I get the satisfaction of being proved right. Ha! But also, wow, what a dick.
Oh I like the Musgroves (except for Mary, who annoys me), I’m glad they are back.
I can’t believe Anne keeps putting off going and telling Lady Russell what she knows about Mr. Elliot, especially now that she’s seen him and Mrs. Clay (who he claims to hate and who has designs on the family just like he does) meeting in secret!
Come on, Anne, get with it!
And since I’m enjoying myself and have only two more chapters until the end of the book (and I’m doing a Read-A-Thon anyway), I think I might just finish it today instead of waiting!
I’m glad no one can see me smirking in a very petty way over Elizabeth’s having no suitors. And also at the idea of Mrs. Clay possibly out-manipulating Mr. Elliot and winding up mistress of Kellynch exactly as she wanted, if not exactly as she planned. It would serve him right.
It’s so satisfying to see all the good things coming to all the people who really appreciated Anne, and none coming to the people who didn’t! Ha!
At the end of each week, either Friday or Saturday, I will post an update of my progress and any thoughts, should I have them.