Friday, March 30, 2012

Kiss Me I'm Irish Read Along: Ch 21-25 + Epilogue

I have really enjoyed this read along. I will absolutely do more in the future. It's been fun seeing others blogs and reading their opinions on the book. I'm sort of sad that this is the final week. Well here goes the final section.
Questions for Chapters 21-25 + epilogue

1. In a moment of anger, Atticus reveals something about himself that he usually keeps very secret, for his own benefit. Has something similar ever happened to you? Have you ever spilled a closely guarded secret in a moment of excitement or anger or absent-mindedness?

When someone entrusts me with information, my lips are sealed. I'll take it to the grave. I can't think of a single time I've spilled a big secret. These lips are sealed!

2. Atticus tells Mrs. MacDonagh, "the universe is exactly the size that your soul can encompass. Some people live in extremely small worlds, and some live in a world of infinite possibility." Then he asks her what she is going to do with the new information she has discovered. What would you do if you found out that other beings were among us? Would you deny it or embrace it?

I would embrace it whole-heartedly. I think the world is full of wondrous things and why deny a few more ingredients.

3. So far, Atticus has revealed a few of his powers and has even shared some power by putting bindings on Granuaile. What do you think has been his coolest or most helpful power so far?

I know it is probably one of his tamer powers, but I love his ability to talk with Oberon. Oberon is great and has his back. I think his ability to interact with Oberon is one of the most fulfilling powers I've encountered in fiction.

4. Atticus gets pretty pissed when he finds out that Aenghus Óg is drawing power from the Earth and, in turn, killing it. That's when Atticus decides he must fight the old Fae for committing such a heinous offense. What is something you would fight for, even if it meant you might die trying?

The safety of my family and our freedom to live our life the way we want.

5. What did you think of the final showdown between Atticus and Aenghus Óg? Did it go down the way you expected? Was there anything about their battle that surprised you?

I was surprised with the hell spawn. But I was super excited when he got brought down the Hell instead of the Morrigan coming for him.

6. What was your favorite/least favorite part of Hounded? Who was your favorite/least favorite character?

This sounds like such a cop out, but I do not have a least favorite part of Hounded. I loved the whole book and wouldn't change a thing. With that said, I don't really have a least favorite character. I mean you totally have to hate the witches, but they had to be there. Plus  I loved how terrible he made them.

7. What do you think is coming up next for Atticus? Will you continue reading this series, and if so, what do you hope to see happen in the next book?

EEEEK! I've already read the next books. For anyone debating whether or not to do so, I say DO IT!! They are wonderful.

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Hounded 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!

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  1. I didn't except the demons either. I know there was talk of them earlier but I didn't think it would happen. I also didn't think the Morrigan would come to help. Isn't she great in a weird twisted way.

  2. Yes, there isn't much I wouldn't do for my kiddos. It's kinda crazy how strong that feeling is.

    I think his ability to talk to Oberon really made the book wonderful. I love the simple pleasures of Oberon and what he brings to the book. And I'm with you, I wouldn't change anything. I loved all the things Kevin Hearne brought to the book. The originality of his thought made things so much more fun.

  3. I wish I could have the ability to speak with my dogs!

  4. I also loved the interaction with Oberon. He's truly the only person that Atticus can count on and I love how special their bond is.

  5. I also didn't expect the demons! I love your answer about not hating or changing anything and liking the whole book and like you said, we're all hating the witches but they were part of the story after all!
    Lynn :D

  6. Ingredients! What a great way to put it. :) We are all in the same soup, ya know. :D

    I would also love to talk to Oberon. That would be so cool. I am afraid of what my own dog may say, however. LOL

    I'm going to continue with the series... I swear!

  7. The way all the mythology weaves togther was so clever, I totally forgot about Death and Hell in that final fight duh!

  8. I totally loved hating the witches too. They were good bad gals.

  9. I loved how the Morrgian played that - Death taking him instead of her.

    I don't think it's a cop out.. these characters were great, whether they were good or bad :)

  10. I thought it was an awesome surprise for Aenghus that Death took him to hell instead of what Aenghus had planned!! And I do love the Dr. Doolittle with Oberon. I wish I could talk to my dog that way but someone I think I get my tone across when I say, "you do NOT have to go outside again for the 3rd time this hour!"
    -Kristin @myparahangover

  11. thank you all for the wonderful comments! I loved seeing how everyone took the book. it's been an awesome read along


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