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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dark Lover by J. R. Ward DQ

First, Aukele and I would like to apologize for not posting these sooner. I did not get a chance to read this book and I don't believe she did either. If you take your daily routine and completely turn it upside down, that has basically become my life since deciding to move. Slowly, things are coming back to whatever "normal" was, but until then - posts are gonna be a bit scattered. Sorry for that.

On a sidenote, after reading the questions Aukele found on this book, I am going to be running back to the bookstore - or at least to get it as an audiobook so I find out what it's all about!

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What do you think of Ward's twist to the vampire mythos?

Does Ward's created language give credence to her twist on the vampire legend or does it trivialize it for you?

What is the most believable medical aspect of Havers's research on vampires? What's the least believable?

In a "Dark Lover" movie or TV series, who would you like to see cast as Wrath? What about the other Brothers?

Which of the Brothers do you think you would get along the easiest with and why?

What's your opinion of the lessers being the bad guys? Are they bad enough?

Do you think that impotence is a fair price to pay for eternal life, increased strength and stamina, and a lack of a need for sleep? What would you give up?

Compare and contrast Wrath and Mr. X as leaders of their respective groups.

Do you think that the Brothers' attitudes toward women are outdated and archaic, or would you like to be treated like that in a relationship?


xoxo
Nat

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Host: DQ #4

NOTE: I apologize for my absence. I have not been here because I have been packing and moving. I do apologize for those of you I left hanging. If you have finished the book, please feel free to answer the questions below regarding the remainder of the novel. 

Please use the remaining portion of the novel to answer your thoughts on these questions. 


  
  1. Ian tries to kill Wanderer. Do you think he would have done this had Jeb not showed up?  
  2. Why do you think nobody told Jamie about Melanie?  Do you agree that it was for his protection? 
  3. Jared is being a Class-A jerk when he eats in front of Wanderer and refuses her a pillow. Why do you think he is doing this to her?
  4. What do you think caused Ian to move from wanting to kill Wanderer to feeling bad for hurting her?
  5. Jamie is eager to hang out with Wanderer even after he learns her real identity. Why do you think that is? 
  6. What do you think of the human name Wanda for Wanderer? 
  7. Were you interested in the history of Wanda's adventures of the nine worlds? 
  8. Why is Jamie confused when Wanda tells him people come to see her while she sleeps but they see  Jared/Doc/Jeb/whoever is guarding her and leave? 
  9. Ian turns from the guy in the beginning to this guy that is really diggin' Wanda. S.M. said that when she wrote him she didn't see him as a big character and as she wrote, he made himself who we see (awesome, btw - happened to me as I wrote my first novel). What caused him to change? 
  10. Why do you think Wanda/Wanderer finally got the courage to tell Jared off for calling her "it?"
  11. What did you think about the soccer game? Was it a good way to show life continued with some normalcy or did you find it extra info that wasn't needed in this 752,365 page novel? 
  12. What do you think really happened to Jamie when he returns injured? 
  13. What are your thoughts on the names of the medicines given to Wanderer when she goes to the hospital? Cute or ridiculously childish and simplistic? 
  14. Were you surprised when Wanderer told everyone how to remove a soul? 
  15. How strange is it that Kyle's behavior changes towards souls when Jodi/Sunny come into the caves? 
  16. How did you feel after discovering Wanda didn't have to sacrifice herself b/c everyone liked her enough to find her a new host? 
  17. What did you think of the description of Ian caring for the cryotank while they searched for the perfect body? 
  18. How did you feel about the ending when the group goes out on a raid and discovers another group that has someone with them like Wanda? 
  19. When the book ended did you like it? Did it feel complete? Was the story finished in your mind? According to S.M. this novel was made to be a stand-alone. 
Sorry for the long questions post but I wanted to wrap it up quickly in time for the next book!

Thanks for reading!
xoxo
Nat

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June Book Choice: Dark Lover - J.R. Ward

Winning 36% of total vote, Dark Lover by J. R. Ward is the chosen book for June 2010!! This book was nominated by Page Turner, Ivy.

Make your way to your nearest Borders, Barnes and Noble or used bookstore to pick up a copy today if you do not already own one. You can even borrow it from your local library.


Ivy, please email me so that we can get your Page Turner Profile up!!

Official reading of Dark Lover begins Tuesday, June 1st, 2010!

To submit a book nomination, please click here!

Page Turners Unite!

PS: Those of you that have not finished The Host, please keep reading it! Nat has been busy moving the last few weeks and has not been as available as she'd like to be, but she hasn't gone anywhere!! I'm not sure if Nat will continue to do discussion questions, or if there may be just a general post to open discussion on the book since it is quite lengthy, but keep on reading!! I am :-)

*Aukele* (kelegirl6)

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