Persuasion by Jane Austen: Week 11

468004Chapter V

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.

Chapter VI

I think I’m as shocked as anyone else to find out Benwick and Louisa got together! Ha!

Chapter VII

*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!

Chapter VIII

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!

Chapter XI

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.

Chapter X

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!

Chapter XI

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chapter XII

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!

Fin!


In this post I explained my plan to finally work my way through Jane Austen’s Persuasion (the only book of hers I don’t like at all).

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.

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Persuasion by Jane Austen: Week 10

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Chapter IV

That was a long seven pages…. It barely held my attention at all. I want to care, but I just don’t. I don’t even like anyone in this book. If this had been my first Austen novel I’d have never read another or discovered how amazing she was.


In this post I explained my plan to finally work my way through Jane Austen’s Persuasion (the only book of hers I don’t like at all).

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.

Update: Seventeen Against the Dealer by Cynthia Voigt

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Welp, I remembered one thing about Cisco, and I had a sneaking suspicion that’s as good as confirmed now… And he still gives me an awful sick wrong feeling.

If this book was about any one of them other than Dicey, I wouldn’t keep reading it. (I wonder if that’s what got me through the other time I read it…?)

Update: Seventeen Against the Dealer by Cynthia Voigt

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Judas Priest, but Cisco makes me anxious!

And the thing is, I’ve read this book before, a couple times, and I remember the important plot points, if not every little detail, but I don’t remember a single solitary thing about Cisco! It’s like I blocked him out completely. And I’m not totally surprised, I’ve done that before with books when a part of it caused me a lot of stress.

I get such a bad feeling off that Cisco.

Persuasion by Jane Austen: Week 8

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Volume II, Chapter I & II

Damn. All the enjoyment I had is basically gone now… I only read two chapters in a row because I was in a good mood, not because I was actually enjoying the reading. I wasn’t actively suffering, mostly I was just bored. I had to reread several bits over and over because my mind kept drifting.

I think Wentworth and Anne are meant to get together in the end, but honestly I’d rather Anne just move on to that Benwick guy, at least he’s nice to her!


In this post I explained my plan to finally work my way through Jane Austen’s Persuasion (the only book of hers I don’t like at all).

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.

Persuasion by Jane Austen: Week 7

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Chapter IX

I have just officially, for the first time ever, enjoyed an entire chapter of Persuasion!!!! (I even took a quote from it! Whaaaat!) I hardly know what to do with myself now!

Chapter X – XII

I can’t believe how much I just read all at once! It’s a freaking miracle!

After enjoying Chapter IX, I decided to ride that enjoyment as far as it would take me and kept going all the way to Chapter XII, the end of Volume I. I didn’t enjoy these three chapters like I did Chapter IX, but I wasn’t impatient to be finished for the week like I have been every single other week of this project, so I think that’s good enough really.

I’m now officially ahead of schedule and I can genuinely say I enjoyed one chapter of this book which has given me years of trouble!


In this post I explained my plan to finally work my way through Jane Austen’s Persuasion (the only book of hers I don’t like at all).

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.