For post #1, I'm wondering if this is a guy's book or a chic's book... I mean, it's all about the girls and which men they fancy. As a guy's guy, I'm finding some of that a bit sissy for me, but I am finding some guidance from good ol' Mr. Bennet.
At first look, Mr. Bennet seems to be totally under the thumb of Mrs. Bennet. Oh...oh..., I thought. But on closer look, he's having his own good time in his quiet way. Yep, he happily survives the onslaught of all the "shoulds" of the women, who do their best to push him into doing what they want at any given moment.
Mr. Bennet has it all figured out. He knows that to survive in his world, he needs to do what Mrs. Bennet wants. But, he does so on his own terms and with a bit of puckish willfulness. I like that!.
I loved it when early on Mrs. Bennet was stewing over wanting him to pay a visit to Mr. Bingley... when, in reality, Mr. Bennet had (Hee Hee) already done so.
Good ol' Mr. Bennet seems to take silent delight in leading Mrs. Bennet to believe he just wasn't interested in making the visit. What a tease he is. But more than a tease, I think he delights in doing things his way. As a guy... I say, "More power to ya, Mr. Bennet."
Now I must address a shortcoming of this book... Where are the animals? Did these people have no pets? Okay, Ms. Jane Austen, just answer me that... don't you like the occasional handsome feline or canine for your book? We're watching you... hopefully you'll come through later in the book. That's it for now....
Bugsy and Knuckles update... The boys are settling in nicely... Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments of welcome to them... As their uncle, I'm doing my best to guide them in the right direction... More on that in subsequent posts.