Welcome to Week #1 of the Kiss Me, I'm Irish read-along! We're reading HOUNDED by Kevin Hearne, one of my favorite new Urban Fantasy series. If you haven't read his first three novels, why not? Holy cow, they're awesome!
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!
1. Kevin Hearne had the most perfect beginning for this book: "There are many perks to living for twenty-one centuries, and foremost 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?
The evolution of humankind. Reading through history books makes me wonder how much we've really changed. Are we better/worse/the same? While I can make guesses based on other people's accounts, I'd like to be able to witness and judge for myself. (Of course, this might be a rather disappointing thing...but I'm an optimist by nature.)
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!
No. I think Atticus is sunk. His manliness will seep past that protection and bestir womankind to a frenzy (I mean, just look at his fierceness on those covers! How can you stop all that man juice with a flimsy amulet?). Plus, it just adds to the conflict. What he really needs is a strong woman to guard him...I might could volunteer for that position...
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)?
Oberon has got to be one of my favorite literary critters. He's sweet and protective, loves his person and his sausages, and is a big, hairy buddy to Atticus. Me, I already have two talking companions--Finnegan and Fiona, my mutts:
|Sir Finnegan of Cockney and Princess Fiona, who appears often on this blog.|
Mary is a family name--I was named after my grandmother and great-grandmother on my mom's side. My aunt is also a Mary. My middle name, Adeline, is my paternal grandmother's name. I did look it up when I was younger--Mary means bitter. (Hey, I'm not bitter...often!) But Adeline means noble. So I'm bitter but noble. At least I have a lot of good songs with my name in it.
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?
Really, should I ever need lawyers, I'd hope they were fierce and would fight tooth and nail for me and my cause. I think that they can work together, even though they're both Alphas, because they handle different aspects of the firm and their clients. On the negative side of that, Alphas have a hard time backing down, which could cause problems.