"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Duck, Duck, Goose!

Sorry! Been so busy and then out of town. Nothing fancy with the questions again. Just...the questions. Hopefully I'll be able to start answering them by next week, and then you can join in the discussions!

1. What were your impressions of Ani/Isi in the first few chapters? Did you relate to her in any way?

2. Did you have suspicions about Selia before the trip began?

3. In my opinion, there are so many well-written characters in this book. Ones you just love, and ones you just don’t. It’s one of the best things about the book! So let’s hear some of your thoughts on the following:




Isi’s mother



other minor character

4. Because we love them so--OK, because I love them so--I saved Isi and Geric for their own question. What were your thoughts about Isi as the book progressed? What were your thoughts on Geric? Did you have your suspicions about him?

5. How did you feel about Falada?

6. Did you think the magical/mystical elements worked in the book? Were they believable? Did they flow well in the story?

7. What was your favorite “scene” in the book?

8. What was your least favorite “scene?”

9. What was your favorite part of the book?

10. What was you least favorite part?

11. What are your thoughts on Hale’s writing style?

12. Have you read any of Hale’s other works? What are your impressions in comparison?

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Hey you! How are you doing? Are you in Virginia?