:: I love the quick alternating viewpoints between Dr. Seward and Mina Harker.
:: I also love how Mina talks about how she can hear Dr. Seward's heartache in his phonograph.
:: What exactly is a phonograph? Wikipedia GO! Dr. Seward used one to record his diary.
:: It is interesting to hear the descriptions of the phonograph (seven cylinders, etc.) and also interesting that Mina used "manifold," an early version of carbon paper, to make three copies of the diary. I really feel like I know what is happening in the time period from the descriptions of the little technologies the characters use that are so impressive for that time.
:: Renfield is the creepiest of all the characters, I think. I can't quite see how his behavior is connected to Dracula, though, other than the little run-ins they have had.
:: The introduction talked about the contrast between Lucy and Mina, and I can see it here. Lucy was very sweet and innocent, but Mina actually gets things done. She is able to help the men learn about Dracula as well as comfort them in their mourning for Lucy.
:: A quote I like: "We women have something of the mother in us that makes us rise above smaller matters when the mother-spirit is invoked; I felt this big, sorrowing man's head resting on me, as though it were that of the baby that some day may lie on my bosom, and I stroked his hair as though he were my own child. I never thought at the time how strange it all was." pg. 246
I liked that prompt quite a bit, although I was uncertain of it at first. It was definitely interesting to make notes as I went, and I think I will remember more from this chapter because of it.