Hounded Read-Along: Week #1

Posted March 3, 2012 | 18 Comments

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I’m such an idiot sometimes… I’m like a day behind, so I’m kind of late posting this.  Okay, this is the first week of the Hounded Read-Along, and I’m loving this book so far!  I don’t think it’s too late to start participating, so if you want, head over to Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog to get all the info.

Questions Week 1: Chapters 1 to 5
1) Kevin Hearne had the most perfect beginning for this book:  “There are many perks to living for twenty-one centuries, and formost among them is bearing witness to the rare birth of genius.”  If you were to live for centuries what do you think you would be excited to see? 

I love history.  Love it!  There is so much I want to see.  Hell, I want to see everything!  One event I would be excited to experience is (*nerd alert*) the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893.  So much went on there, and it brought so many amazing people together.  It was a huge event where the past, the present, and the future all met.  I’m getting excited thinking about it.

2)In the 2nd chapter we learn about the amulet and its protection powers!  Do you think having met the Morrigan and heard about Aenghus Og that it will be enough to protect Atticus?  I mean the Morrigan has a point about hot chicks coming after him and his defenses might be down! He is very male!

Haha… I don’t know, but I want an amulet like that.  It probably won’t though, or something will happen to the amulet.   And I love the Morrigan!

3) The literary world’s coolest dog is introduced in this chapter!  Did you love Oberon immediately?  Show me a picture or describe the type of animal you would love to have as a talking companion! (Cat, Dog, Mouse, Sloth, Horse—what is your pick–pictures please)?

I loved him because he’s a Wolfhound.  I love those dogs.  But I’d want a talking horse like She-ra had.  Swift Wind/Spirit was badass.  My favorite mare isn’t alive anymore, but I don’t know if I would’ve wanted to know what she was saying.  She was a total b—h, and that’s a huge reason why I loved her… we were like peas in a pod.  But it was pretty much self-explanatory what she was saying without using words.  😉

4) In this chapter Flidais asked Atticus what his name is and then precedes to ask if anyone actually believes he is Greek?  He says nobody pays attention to names here.  Do you know what your name means and where it comes from?  Or do you have a name you wish had?  Let’s talk names!

 

 I love Flidais too!  Notice a theme with me?  🙂  Anyway, yes, my grandma picked my name.  It originally comes from Christine, but she chose the more Irish Christy.  My last name is Irish too. I like my name and have never wished for a different one.  People call me all different forms of Christy, though, but I don’t mind.  Some call me Christine, my grandpa calls my Chrissy, my uncles and one of my aunts call me Chris, but we won’t get into what people who don’t like me call me.
5) We learn about Atticus’ lawyers in this chapter, a rather unique combo!  Without jumping ahead, would you hire a lawyer combination of two supernaturals who on the surface would appear to be natural enemies or at the very least two very Alpha attitudes? What would be the positives and negatives of that decision.
Yes, I hire them, but I don’t care about the supernatural alpha attitudes.  Leif’s a Viking!  That’s why I would hire them.
I’m loving this book more and more.  I’m Irish and  Norwegian, and love the Celtic and Norse mythology. I love Vikings and all that stuff.  This book is so freaking perfect for me. Not to mention I love the different goddesses who don’t put up with crap. *sigh* It’s hard not to keep reading ahead.

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18 responses to “Hounded Read-Along: Week #1

  1. You are going to have to fill me on theworld expo, I know very little about it. A byotch horse. Do tell me more about this horse. Christy is a lovely name, what does it mean? I wish I was Irish alas Danish and German. I am so glad you are along on this one!

  2. You should read Devil in the White City. Larson incorporates so many little details about what went on and the people. That's the stuff I love the most. But that book is a fun way to get to first know the World Fair.

    She was actually an amazing horse, but I swear she'd tell you off. She intimidated people. lol

    Christy basically just means Follower of Christ

    Yay for another RAL!

  3. i loved your answers. My daughter loves horses and would totally agree with you there!
    you have a great blog here, can't wait to see what you say next week!

  4. YAY! I'm SO glad your loving it! I love this series so much!
    I love your name! My middle name is Christine and was almost my first name.
    Can't wait to see what you think as you continue reading!

  5. A talking horse would be awesome! For some reason that reminds me of Rainbow Bright. Did she have a talking horse? They need to bring good cartoons back to tv, I tell ya that much. LOL!

    The Morrigan is a creepy biotch, I think that's what makes her such a fab character. Wait until the next book, I swear, she made me laugh so hard I cried. Poor Atticus! LOL! And, if you haven't read ahead, you are one very strong woman. I'm very weak. That's all I can say. 😉

  6. They were my heroes… mostly She-ra.

    Dude, you have no idea how the dumbest little things in history excite me like crazy. It's those little moments that get me.

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