Hounded Read-Along: Week 2

Posted March 9, 2012 | 13 Comments

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Week two of Celtic love, baby!  I am loving this book and all the crazy characters.  I can’t believe how good I’m being by not reading ahead!


Discussion Questions for Chapters 6 — 10 

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?

I haven’t read it yet, but I’m thinking Flidais might be up to something.  Let me get back to this after I read chapter 6…..

Okay, I’m glad I was wrong, because I enjoy her sociopathic ways. haha.. Poor Atticus. Yeah, I obviously expected something because I read the question first.  But, I was expecting something different, especially when Atticus was feeling controlled by Flidais while transformed.

Nearly disastrous…?  Hmm… let me think.  I don’t know about disastrous, but there were things that inconvenienced us.  Unless you count the time we were driving from CA to WA and hit a deer.  It was disastrous for the deer. 

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, I wasn’t expecting her to look like that.  I found that kind of funny.  And I don’t trust anyone in books; everyone is a suspect until the very end.  Hell, I’m even suspicious of the widow.  I’m surprised Atticus agreed so quickly to the contract with Emily, he should’ve at least asked more about the guy first.  Besides, chicks like Emily are most likely T.R.O.U.B.L.E.  🙂 

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?

Maybe when I was younger, but I don’t really care as much now.  I let their actions speak for them.  I like that saying “When people show you who they are, believe them.”  People are constantly showing you who they are, you just have to pay attention.  And  they usually do let you know where you stand, just don’t ignore what their actions are really saying. 

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?

Well, I thought so, until I read this question.  Now I’m wondering if I missed something.  Basically, Atticus is in deep caca, yes?   Haha, and I’m digging the widow now.  

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?

He adapts well.  He pays attention, watches, and learns.  Also, he’s willing to work with a variety of creatures, which gives him more allies when he needs them.  Plus, he’s just badass. Seriously, he cries during Field of Dreams AND goes in a mosh pit at a Pantara concert?  I knew I loved this Druid.

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13 responses to “Hounded Read-Along: Week 2

  1. Amy

    Love that quote. People are always showing you their butts. Yep, don't be surprised. But I guess it is great that most people have an optimistic view of humanity. I'm a hopeful pessimist.

    Loving that Druid too.

  2. I totally agree about the witches! And not trusting people..lol…I've been hurt by so many characters masquerading as good guys that now I don't trust anyone at all until the series is over and I know for sure! Lol.

  3. Who doesn't cry during Field of Dreams?! 😉 LOL! No, I agree people do show you a lot of what they truly think and feel, you just have to pay attention. I can usually feel a lot of emotions coming off people. I think humans have more senses than we give ourselves credit for. Except my father, he's clueless!

  4. Well how did your car fare after you hit the deer? Good motto trust no one in books…I can't believe he didn't wipe the widow's mind. Yikes that could be trouble. Yep deep doo doo for sure and he better watch out for those PPPs. I love Atticus too he is made of awesome.

  5. Very good advice about people I think I might tape it to my fridge because often I want to beleive the best of people even if it isn't there and they have proved it. LOL.

    i wasn't expecting Emily to look like that either but I kind of liked it. It was fun.

  6. You are so right about people but I always give them the benefit of the doubt even when they act stupid! I'm digging the widow too but I'm glad I don't live next door to her she scares me now!

  7. Ha, loved your answers. Made me have a giggle.

    I agree about Atticus – he's a great character. I didn't expect Flidais to be quite so ruthless or the witches to be so crafty – but there you go. I like that you suspect everyone until the end! And that you think people show you 'who' they are – very insightful.

    Thanks
    Lynn 😀

  8. Oh that poor deer! I am always scared to get behind the wheels afraid I might hit something or worse someone!
    For me, My Girl has been the crying point. Always cry at the end of that movie, trust me it's not pretty. lol

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