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  Kiss Me, I'm Irish is a read-along of HOUNDED by Kevin Hearne, and hosted by awesome bloggers Felicia of Geeky Blogger's Book Blog, Amanda of On a Book Bender, Ash of Smash Attack Reads!, Jen of In the Closet with a Bibliophile and Missie the Unread Reader. This post will contain answers for last week and this week. Hope that's okay with you ladies!

Chapters 6-10

1. In Chapter 6, Atticus goes hunting with Oberon and Flidais. What was supposed to be a fun hunting trip turned rather disastrous. Were you expecting something like this to happen or did it catch you by surprise? Have you ever had something that should have been fun turn disastrous or nearly disastrous?

I expected something to go wrong and crank up the action in the book, but I didn't think it would be so disastrous. I've had lots of great plans and expectations to do things that I thought were fun like a part or a movie night only to find people back out at the last minute, which is why I stopped planning for things. It just seems counterproductive.

 
2. We are only briefly introduced to the witches (or, a witch) in chapter 7. What are your first impressions? How much would you trust the witches? Why?

 After reading lots of paranormal/urban fantasy books, I've learned quickly to never trust anyone who has super powers. I don't trust the witches at all, because they always seem to back out of their deals and twist things around to favor themselves just like the fey.

3. Oberon says, “With dogs you just go up and smell their asses and you know where you stand. It’s so much easier. Why can’t humans do that?” Do you ever wish there was an easier way to find out where you stand with someone (besides Oberon’s suggestion, of course)? In what cases would it be easier or better to hide your true feelings?

Of course! There were lots of times where I wished I had a radar like Cinder does in Marissa Meyer's book where she has a light that goes off when she suspects someone and if they are not telling the truth. I think it would be easier to hide your true feelings in a life or death situation or when you have the potential to really hurt someone. 
 
4. Chapter 9 makes Atticus’ life much more difficult: the witches are in some way working with Aeghus Og, Bres comes after Atticus, and more trouble appears at the end of the chapter. Have you made sense of what has happened thus far? Any predictions for what might happen?

 I had an idea of what would happen next, but since I already the book and knows what happens I'm going to avoid this question.
 
5. Atticus has had plenty of time to cultivate attitudes and ethics that would allow him to live a very long time. What do you think it is about Atticus that has allowed him to live for as long as he has?

 Well, he is smart and keeps thing in check.  He has a very small circle of people who can trust and help him when in need. Plus, you know, he's a druid so magic spells are also a big help. :)

Chapters 11-15


1. I love Leif Helgarson, Viking Vampire, Esq. I have to say that combo makes a pretty cool attorney. If you could have a paranormal/mythical beastie (or combo) covering your tuckus in court, what would you choose and why?

You're making me think on a Friday morning? Hrm..well, I guess I would have to go with Jim, the were-jaguar who is head of security, from the Kate Daniel series. Jim is a non-sense guy who doesn't hide around the bushes. He's super smart and a sleuth so he would have no difficulty in finding evidence and using those to my benefit.

2. The police show up to question Atticus about his Irish Wolfhound, Oberon. If you could own any dog breed, what would it be and why? (P.S. Oberon is going on my list of favorite sidekicks!)

 I honestly don't know. I don't own a dog or know much about them. 
 
3. Malina Sokolowski and the other Sisters of the Three Auroras coven have my antennae up. What is your opinion of them?

I don't like them at all. They're are sneaky and can't be trusted.  I'm pretty sure they have an ulterior motive too.

4. Brighid, goddess of poetry, fire and the forge, gave Atticus the power of Cold Iron, which can be used to fight off that nasty lilttle hellspawn. If you could wield one magical power, what would it be and why?

I know it's a cop-out but I would love to have Rogue's power from the X-men who is able to absorb other people's abilities by a touch. If that's not possible than Professor X's talent of memory manipulation. If you can't already tell, I'm a huge Xmen fan. :D

5. The cops show up at Atticus’ shop to search for poor Oberon, who remains magically hidden throughout the ordeal. What is the one thing you would do if you could remain hidden from sight? I want to hear some good answers for this one!

 Not sure to be honest. Being voyeuristic just sounds so ... creepy.
18 Responses
  1. oooh. steal others abilities before they use them on you. nice one.


  2. Rogue's powers--now that's a good idea! Then you could have whatever you needed at the time. Only problem--the no kissing/touching. That'd kind of suck.


  3. Okay, so I'm a creep! I'll get help for it, I promise. :P

    And yes, I know what you mean. I stopped planning book club meetings because people always backed out last minute.

    Rogue's ability is actually really cool, though at the same time, kind of sad since she can't touch anyone with out hurting them.


  4. A were jaguar now that is something I haven't heard of before, yes I need to read Kate Daniels. I liked that light Cinder had too. X Men are cool and I would want either Rogue's power or Professor X's abilities. Heck I would take any of their powers!


  5. Cambria Says:

    Ooooh, powers like Rogue. talk about an awesome power to have!! Great answers!


  6. Plus, Jim has no problem doing what needs to be done. And sometimes he's a total jerk. I think It'd work well in the courtroom. Plus all that black fur...I mean....uhhh.....

    I always wanted Storm's powers. I wanted to be able to manipulate the weather and I love when her eyes go all crazy white. I love X-Men!


  7. It's not a cop out to cover every power going, just common sense!
    Totally agree about the witches too.


  8. Ha ha! You threw me with the question/answers for last week. :) I be straight in the head now. (sorta <- but that is on me... LOL)

    A light like in Cinder... much better than smelling arses... ;D

    I like Rogue's ability, but it gets in her way with other everyday living (see, you aren't the only one.. LOL).

    And I agree with the voyeuristic stuff. However, it could come in handy from time to time... like in what Atticus is doing. I mean we all hide magical swords, right? LOL


  9. After reading lots of paranormal/urban fantasy books, I've learned quickly to never trust anyone who has super powers..

    ISN'T THAT THE TRUTH! Even the good guys are tricky with their powers!

    I need to read the Kate Daniel's series if there is a were-jaguar---that just sounds hot!

    Nothing wrong with being an XMen fan :)


  10. Heh. I copped out and said I wanted to be able to wield all magical powers. So. Yeah. We can have cop out answers together.


  11. Kristin Says:

    Ugh, you just reminded me I still need to read Kate Daniels... my TBR is killing me!

    I think I'm the only one who likes witches overall. I don't trust these witches but overall, I'm a fan of them. I like Malina! And good call on the super power! If I was going X-Men, I'd go Mystique :)


  12. Lynn Says:

    I live your comment about now wanting to be voyeuristic - I felt a little similar - but then I thought of other things. just walking into the cinema and watching some films I liked or getting on a train and going to the other side of the country. Nothing bad, not hurting anybody here, but moving around and seeing things.
    Lynn:D


  13. Candace Says:

    I've had a rough day and haven't been able to get answers up, hopefully next week I can just do two weeks worth, but I'm enjoying reading everyone's answers!
    Rogues power is a great one!


  14. Yes, having a radar like Cinder would be awesome. No one could get away with anything then from me. Mua ha ha!

    "Being voyeuristic just sounds so ... creepy." Lol. Are you kidding? Think of all the good stuff you could find out :P


  15. Rouge's power would be awesome. You can have any power you want from flying to teleporting :)
    Yeah I would be a bit of creepy like that.. shifty eyes


  16. I don't think taking Rogue's power is a cop-out at all! I think it's genius! It technically is just one power so, I don't feel like it's cheating.


  17. Lisa Says:

    Rouge's power would rock. I'd be so scared of hurting people though. I guess there is a downside to every power.


  18. Kate Says:

    Oh wow didn't think of that, being able to absorb others abilities, now that would be so awesome!!!!


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