Spoiler Alert: This post and any comments left on this post may contain spoilers from Chapters 1 – 10 of Fingersmith. For those who have read ahead of the schedule, please do not include any information about what happens beyond Chapter 10.
Let’s get started talking about this week’s reading:
This week I am almost 100% myself. Thank you so much for your good wishes. I didn’t get much of anything done since my surgery, but I was able to complete the reading for this week. OMG! I couldn’t believe how it worked out to split the book like I did. I picked a specific number of chapters to best evenly distribute the pages to be read each week. I didn’t notice that there were parts and I’m actually glad that I didn’t. It made this week’s reading fascinating (at least for me).
1) How did you react to what happened after the trio left for Maud and Mr. Rivers’ wedding?
1) Mr. Lilly. He makes Gentleman look like a peach in comparison. Could you have ever imagined Maud’s true fate?
2) Knowing about their intimacy first from Sue’s perspective, how did you feel about it from Maud’s perspective?
3)As they both entered into their relationship with the express purpose to betray each other, are they both getting what they deserve with Sue in the mental institution and Maud without the first person to truly mean anything to her since she was brought to her Uncle’s manor?
4) Now we know that Gentleman plotted with both women against each other. What do you think his ultimate plans are? Do you think he will be honorable with Maud? Do you think they consummated their marriage?
5) What are you most looking forward to in the next section of our reading?
6) Is there anything you’d like to discuss that I’ve missed? If so, leave a comment and I’ll add that question here.
Thanks again for participating in my read-a-long. I loved your comments from last week. It’s so much fun reading this with other people. I’m not as far along with the bookmarks as I’d like to be, but I’ve got a couple of weeks left to unveil them. I hope they’ll make a great keepsake. 🙂