I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
I read a lot of reviews saying that Emma was so innocent and that this was charming and so on.
I can only say: Stupidity is not charming. At all.
It is annoying.
Emma is criminally stupid. So naiv that it really really hurts.
She risks not only her own reputation but heads off to ruin her beloved sister. For any well-bred young lady it would have been glaringly obvious why her behaviour is desastrous.
She thinks herself so clever and all-knowing, and she thinks it is her decision whom her sister marries, because Emma knows best.
And because Emma thinks that marriage is awful, her sister shall remain unwed.
What utter bullshit.