Friday, March 23, 2012

Hounded Read-along: Week 4

I have been wanting to read this book for a while so when the lovely ladies from Geeky Blogger's Book Blog, On a Book Bender, Smash Attack Reads!, In the Closet With a Bibliophile, and The Unread Reader decided to host this read-along I jumped on board. Come join the fun!

Questions for Chapters 16-20

1. Just after Atticus is shot, Oberon has to "ninja" his way out of the shop and into Hal's Beamer (with the icky air freshener). Have you ever been in a situation where you had to "ninja" your way out and try not to be discovered? If so, what happened? can't tell anyone but I'm actually part of a secret family of ninjas.  My code name is Chopstick.  We have some serious ninja skills so beware.  As for my non-ninja self, the last time I remember having to sneak out without being discovered was when I saw an ex-boyfriend at the store with his new girlfriend.  I ducked down a different isle, stashed the cereal I was going to buy on a shelf, and left as fast as I could.  It may be immature but it was a Friday night and I was buying cereal and renting a movie...not how you want your ex-boyfriend to picture your life.    

2. Atticus's main goal through a large portion of the book is not only protecting Oberon, but also protecting the sword. You are now living in a paranormal world and you need a weapon! What weapon do you choose and what can it do?
I want a wand...all Harry Potter style.  You can do everything with that small piece of wood.  If Harry can take down the Dark Lord, I hope I could at least cast a Patronus charm.  I think my Patronus would be a tiger.  What would yours be? 

3. To recharge and heal after being shot, Atticus sleeps naked, tattoos to the earth, in a patch of grass near the Civic Center in downtown Scottsdale. Where is the weirdest place you have ever slept?

I had to sleep at the Atlanta airport overnight because ours was the last flight of the night to get cancelled and all the hotels were filled already.  It was not a very fun experience and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. 
4. We finally find out some very interesting information about Granuaile and I don't know about you, but I certainly wasn't expecting to find that she's sharing her head with someone else. What about you, did you expect anything along those lines? If not, what were you expecting concerning Granuaile?
That blew me away.  I had no clue.  I think I was expecting her to be some goddess in disguise that would save the day. 

5. Laksha is a witch, a truly evil one at that for many of the things she's done in the past. However, she's supposedly seen the error of her ways. Do you think she really has? Would you be willing to trust her? Do you think Atticus is smart to have decided to trust her to help him with the "other" witches?
I don't think I would trust her.  I'm all for second chances, but his track record with witches is not the best.  I think Atticus needs her so he's put in a situation where he has to semi-trust her, but I think he will keep a very close eye on her. 


  1. Aww! That's horrible about the ex-boyfriend thing! I admit that I do the same thing! It's happened a couple times and I just awkwardly run the other way! lol

    1. I love the ex-boyfriend story. I wish I could have seen it. But you are right, it was a Friday night and you were going to watch a film, not a good way to show off yourself LOL! I love the tiger idea, gorgeous picture there. Good idea about Granuaile being a goddess in disguise. I can't wait to see what will come of Atticus and Laksha. Will be interesting to see how that turns out.

      Lisa says:
      "Stilettos would be a great weapon + people look sexy wearing them so maybe you can stun your opponent too!"
      --Stilettos are great, but I meant the stake looking ones. The are sleek and silver and very sharp. But stiletto shoes, I love that idea a lot LMAO! It definitely would take opponents by surprise. I love it!

  2. Well, you are better off without that boyfriend anyway! Sleeping in an airport would not be fun. Yes, I agree he can't trust any of those witches, even if Lashka seems like she is redeeming herself. Lets hope she opens a can of whoop ass on those evil witches!

  3. A wand would be a fabulous thing. I'm thinking my patronus might be an eagle or perhaps a dog. I'm not super-tough enough for a lion or tiger or anything. Though my eagle would rock.

  4. I generally try to spend as little time in airports as possible. I would definitely not want to sleep in one!

  5. Oh what would my patronus be? I'd be afraid it would be some wimpy object like a lady bug (who is afraid of them?). My hope is that it would be something fierce tho.

    I agree.. Laksha shouldn't be totally trusted. She has some power and not enough knowledge about her.

  6. Well, Chopstick, I'm with you. If I saw an ex with his new girlfriend, whilst I was out buying cereal and renting a movie I would definitely have ninja'd out of there.
    My petronus would be a wolf.
    Thanks for sharing
    Lynn :D

  7. Chopstick, eh??? Does that mean you eat chinese food a lot?? LOL. Great answers!

  8. LMAO... Great answer for #1! You could've always grabbed some alcohol and condoms instead, and then make him really wonder >:D

  9. Nice ninja-ing :) a wand would be a great idea you'd never need anything else.

  10. Ugh, I've slept in the Pittsburgh airport - they all suck!!! Esp. b/c concessions is closed.

    How does one get in the family of Ninja's? Do you train? I just want the cool code name like Chopstick!!!! :)

  11. LOL! You're ninja situation reminded me of a scene from This Means War, I guess because I just recently watched the movie.

    And I've had to sleep overnight at an airport too. Those cots they provide... Not comfortable and not fun!

  12. Yeah, meeting an ex is horribly awkward. Glad you were able to ninja your way out of it. Btw, love your code name!

  13. Chopstick. BLAHAHA! I would have done the SAME thing! I like to pretend I don't even know who they are. Mostly I'm a wimp. What can I say.

    Never had to spend the night in an airport, I do not envy you. Although, we almost had to. It was in Munich, Germany. But, lucky for us because we had my 2 girls with us, the put us up at a hotel. It turned out pretty cool.


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