Hounded Read Along Week 2
|March 9, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Fun stuff|
Welcome to week two of the Hounded Read Along!! I have been having a blast reading this book and discussing it with a fabulous group of bloggers! If you want to join in head on over to this week’s host blog On a Book Bender http://onabookbender.com/ to link up and get all the deets!!
The Discussion Schedule:
March 02nd: Chapters 1-5 hosted by Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog
March 09th: Chapters 6-10 hosted by On a Book Bender
March 16th: Chapters 11-15 hosted by Smash Attack Reads!
March 23rd: Chapters 16-20 hosted by In the Closet With a Bibliophile
March 30th: Chapters 21-25 + epilogue hosted by The Unread Reader
April 06th: Special interview with Kevin Hearne & announcement of winners!
The discussion questions and my answers for this week:
1. In Chapter 6, Atticus goes hunting with Oberon and Flidais. What was supposed to be a fun hunting trip turned rather disastrous. Were you expecting something like this to happen or did it catch you by surprise? Have you ever had something that should have been fun turn disastrous or nearly disastrous?
Hmmmm, well I know I have only been reading this book for a short while, but I wasn’t surprised. I got the number on these God types….they are trouble with a capital T. And it’s not really that Flidais wanted to cause trouble – she wanted to hunt – she wanted to do what she wanted to do and the “humans” got in the way. Lol. She just lives by a different set of rules but really I guess she would considering how old she is.
Have I ever had anything fun turn out disastrous? Who hasn’t? LOL. Let’s see… there was the time I was having a huge BBQ with a water slide and everything for my daughter’s b-day and I set a large jug of iced tea in the fridge and a few minutes later I looked down and iced tea was leaking out of the bottom of the door…yeah, the entire jug of tea leaked all over, filled the shelves… the ketchup was floating…
I cried. LOL.
Then there was the time I dyed my hair a nice red shade…. Only it turned purple and my daughter refused to be seen at school with me and I had to wear a hat until I got it fixed. But actually that looked better than the time I dyed it blond and it turned green…
2. We are only briefly introduced to the witches (or, a witch) in chapter 7. What are your first impressions? How much would you trust the witches? Why?
Well, first I must say I like her fashion sense and she sounds pretty. But just like Atticus said – she should shed her skin and show the real her. Bah ha ha. And can I just say I like a man who isn’t afraid to smack her down. LOL. I wouldn’t trust the witches as far as I can throw them but they seem like if they give their word they are honor bound to keep their word… they would just be real sneaky about it and find a loop hole. I do think they will add quite a bit of drama to the book which is always a plus. 😉
3. Oberon says, “With dogs you just go up and smell their asses and you know where you stand. It’s so much easier. Why can’t humans do that?” Do you ever wish there was an easier way to find out where you stand with someone (besides Oberon’s suggestion, of course)? In what cases would it be easier or better to hide your true feelings?
Well, yeah it would be easier to just smell someone’s butt and know exactly where you stand but if I had to do that I wouldn’t do it….nasty. Yes, I wish there was an easy way to know so as I grow older…(*drags out wrinkle cream*) if I am wondering I just ask. Usually I have a stomach ache about it for oh, three or ten days but then I just ask. Then when I get an answer I sometimes wonder if it’s the truth…. Come to think of it smelling butts sounds pretty simple…
I think hiding your true feelings is okay if saying what they are will hurt someone and not really change anything. Like telling a friend her haircut makes her look like a granny with a hairnet then what’s the point in that? She can’t change it (unless she wears a wig) so why hurt her feelings? But I also think speaking up for yourself in certain situations is important and that if you don’t it will cause hurt feelings later.
4. Chapter 9 makes Atticus’ life much more difficult: the witches are in some way working with Aeghus Og, Bres comes after Atticus, and more trouble appears at the end of the chapter. Have you made sense of what has happened thus far? Any predictions for what might happen?
I am following the story with ease. I try not to make predictions as I read because I like to be surprised by the story and let it unfold before me. I was surprised at the old lady’s reaction, Atticus’ neighbor. She seemed very undisturbed that he killed someone in her yard… lol. I thought that was a little far-fetched but I admit I was amused by it. Lol.
5. Atticus has had plenty of time to cultivate attitudes and ethics that would allow him to live a very long time. What do you think it is about Atticus that has allowed him to live for as long as he has?
I think it’s his adaptability. My husband is forever walking around saying “If you want to live to be 100 then you have to be a sentenial…” (yeah, he’s a weirdo, lol) and I am forever saying “What the heck are you talking about” He says “You have to be willing to adapt. Don’t be so set in your ways.” Well I am set in my ways but Atticus has shown that he can adapt. He can live back in the day but he can live now in the computer generation and blend in with the college kids. I think it also helps that he is laid back and takes things as they come. And you know, I think because he has lived so long he has gained a lot of wisdom. There is nothing wrong with being wise. 😉
So that’s it for this week! I am looking forward to diving into the book further and will see you all back here next week!!!