Kiss Me, I’m Irish: Hounded Read-along Wk 4

Posted March 23, 2012 in Event / 17 Comments

“Holy shit, boss!”  he said, 
“Did that big fucking bird do all of this?”
This is week 4 of the Hounded Read-along and my second week participating.  I want to say a great big freakin’ HAPPY FRIDAY and thanks everybody for visiting me last week and commenting on my answers!!!  I hope I got around to everyone but if I didn’t, I apologize up and down, left and right!!!  This is a ton of fun and I’m really enjoying everyone’s answers!!  It’s great to see what everyone thinks because, *cough, cough*, I know what happens since this is a re-read for me. 
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!


Week 4 Discussion Questions:

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?
Then: Back in college, I shared a bedroom in a apartment with a friend of mine.  We were cheap and most of the time, it wasn’t a problem.  Until one time she came home drunk from the bars with a guy and didn’t realize I was in the room sleeping… AWKWARD!  And yes, I made it out but not before my delicate ears were assaulted.
Now: I am guilty of crawling out of my son’s bedroom on my belly to escape without him waking up and seeing me after I’ve sat with him to help him fall asleep.  It wasn’t the fun way to get a rug burn.
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? 
As I sit here next to my hubs playing his RPGs on Xbox, I’ve come up with the perfect weapon.  Okay, I may have gotten a little help but here it is: a magical gun that talks!!  This gun will have ammo that never runs out.  And the ammo will adjust to the needs of the shooter.  Okay, here’s a word for you… symbiosis.  This gun knows how to kill all these paranormal creatures because it needs the essences or spirits of the creatures to continue to function.  And you can talk to this gun and tell it things like, “Okay, we need to be quiet so we don’t wake up the Frost Giants” or “Can you fetch me a Yuengling?”.

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 confirm this with my husband but apparently sleeping out on a lounge chair on my back patio is weird.  I used to do this when I was in Junior High and High School.  I’d just grab a comforter, pillow, extension cord and alarm clock and head to the backyard.  I actually plan on doing this with my son.  I don’t think “Stick-in-the-Mud” will be joining us.   

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?

Totally had her nailed as the third string bad guy!!  I was totally thinking love interest, too.  We’ll see how that works out…  

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 might be a little ‘bent’ but I like my demons-gone-good (LOTU, Dark-Hunter series, etc.) so I have faith in Laksha.  I think she truly believes in karma and feels that if she does anymore nastiness in the world, it’ll come back to her in the form of karma.  I think Atticus can cautiously trust her.  He’s no slouch in the power department, himself!!

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About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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17 responses to “Kiss Me, I’m Irish: Hounded Read-along Wk 4

  1. LOL—you have got your room escaping Ninja skills down to a science. It’s a good thing too because both cases would have caused lack of sleep. Though the first one would have probably also created images you couldn’t get out of your head!

    Magical Gun that talks—BAD *SS! No seriously that pretty much rocks!

    I don’t think sleeping in a lounge chair is weird—that is about as close to camping as I get (the backyard) LOL

  2. sleeping outside with an alarm clock? LOL too funny. I think its funny too that the “stick in the mud” won’t join you. Usually its the guys that like that stuff.
    A magic gun that talks is very creative!! that weapon never even crossed my mind, but its a good choice!

  3. I think it would be awesome to sleep outside on the patio. When I was younger I think I slept in a tent in the backyard all summer long.

    Also your weapon rocks my world! How amazing would that be…I think you should patent that idea.

  4. OMG! I love your college story! I had a very similar incedent…only I couldn’t leave the room cause my roomie’s bed was in front of the door and I couldn’t get out! I just turned on my ipod and tried not to think about what was happening…*shudders* lol

  5. *high five* for the Perry quote.

    Hahaha… yeah, I’ve had both of those ninja moments too.

    I don’t think sleeping outside like that is weird at all. It’s nice to do that on hot summer nights.

  6. You’re so right–there are sooo many better ways to get a rug burn! Still, you’re a good mom to do that for your kid.

    We had a screened porch when I was young and I always wanted to sleep out on it in the summer…too bad it was my mom who was a stick in the mud! I fully endorse outdoor sleeping arrangements of any kind.

  7. That first ninja move was funny. I wouldn’t have ninja’ed it out of there, but told them to get another room! LOL

    Oh and the magical gun! As long as it adjusts for my lack of real aim, I’d be happy with that one!

    I don’t think that sleeping in a lounge chair is weird. Although I wouldn’t have done it here. Pervy neighbors and all that. LOL

  8. I was also thinking Granuaile for a ‘love interest’ thing!
    You’ve definitely given your weapon a lot of choice – a talking gun – never heard of that before, ever! Very original.
    Lynn 😀

  9. Now that’s a well thought out gun! Would be very cool! I love that idea with your son, sounds like great fun! Yes your Hubby is a stick in the mud, LOL!

  10. You must live somewhere where it stays pretty warm outside, because I can tell you growing up in Idaho you didn’t sleep outside until late June through August and that was it! Your gun sounds kick butt. I want a talking gun.

  11. i have totally slept outside in a lounge chair. it’s one of my favorite things to do as a kid.

    love the mental picture of you ninja’ing out of your son’s room. cuteness.

  12. Wow,you got the special weapon down! And ninja’ing out of your son’s room is just too cute. I’d take the rug burn in exchange for some sleep anytime. 🙂

  13. I’ve SO done the first one with my girls. It’s a pain when they wake up after sitting with them forever to get them to fall asleep! LOL!

    I’m seriously LOVING your weapon of choice! I mean, a talking gun! Seriously, how awesome is that?! I love the way your mind works. Also, lawn chair? Hmmm….I don’t know. I kinda like it.