Monday, June 10, 2013

Inkheart Read-Along: Discussion Questions for Week 1


How did everyone do this week?! :)  I'm a little late in finishing...my sister's birthday party was Saturday and it was a huge party and basically, I had no time to read...but WOW.  I'm loving it JUST as much, if not more, the 4th time as I did the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

SO.  Now onto the questions!  Feel free to make blog posts and link us up in the comments, or you can just comment if you wish! :)

1.  What did you think of Meggie and Mo's house?  Would you like to live in a house like that?  Would you care if your books were helter skelter around the house, or would you like them nice and neat?  How do you think this aspect of their home helps to set up their characters?

2.  (If you've read this book more than once and know what's *really* going on, then I suggest you answer carefully or not at all...no spoilers please!)  What do you think is the significance of Dustfinger's character in the first 15 chapters?  Do you like him?  Why do you think he betrayed Meggie and Mo?

3.  Do you think it was a good decision on Elinor's part to swap out the books, or did it just get them in more trouble?

4.  Meggie and Mo may be daughter and father, but sometimes they act more like brother and sister.  Why do you think that is?

5.  Meggie wants to know what the big deal is about the book, Inkheart, but she is hesitant to open its pages and find out.  If you were in Meggie's shoes, would you have been eager to find out?  Or would you have been afraid?

6. (I'm sorry...I know I said 5 questions...but this is just too good to wait to ask! haha)  How do you like the quotes at the beginning of the chapters?  Does it add to the story or take away?

And there we have it!  Again, answer in the comments or post your own blog post with the answers and link us up! :)  Can't wait to hear what everyone thinks! :D
XOXO,
Sierra

6 comments:

  1. First I have to say that I think this book is amazing! I'm glad you picked it for your summer read-a-long!
    1) What did you think of Meggie and Mo's house?
    - I prefer my books neat (although my TBR pile is getting out of control and trying to take over) but I think the descriptions of the books everywhere help set the tone of how important books are in their lives.
    2. What do you think is the significance of Dustfinger's character in the first 15 chapters? Do you like him? Why do you think he betrayed Meggie and Mo?
    - Dustfinger seems kind of shady and not to be trusted. Even though it seems like Mo helped him in the past, he doesn't seem to be loyal and I was mad when he betrayed them.
    3. Do you think it was a good decision on Elinor's part to swap out the books, or did it just get them in more trouble?
    - Even though swapping the books did cause more trouble, I understand Elinor's curiosity. I would be wondering what the fuss was about too!
    4. Meggie and Mo may be daughter and father, but sometimes they act more like brother and sister. Why do you think that is?
    - Both of them spend so much time reading and being a part of the stories, that maybe they have trouble relating to each other in the real world. Plus, Meggie losing her Mom at a young age probably had something to do with it too.
    5. Meggie wants to know what the big deal is about the book, Inkheart, but she is hesitant to open its pages and find out. If you were in Meggie's shoes, would you have been eager to find out? Or would you have been afraid?
    - I understand her hesitation but I think for me, eagerness and curiosity would win out over fear.
    6. How do you like the quotes at the beginning of the chapters? Does it add to the story or take away?
    - Hmm. I am listening to this as an audiobook and don't think they are reading the quotes! Will have to see what other people say!

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  2. A to #: I LOVE their house! Books everywhere..That's my kind of home :) My book shelf is pretty neat but I keep adding books to it so it's kinda starting to look like a "Mo & Meggie" shelf! ;)

    A to #2: Ok, I've read these book twice so I don't want to spoil anything, but Dustfinger is just A-ma-zing!!! X) (I have a serious fictional crush on him) ;)

    A to #3: I think if Elinor hadn't switch the books the story would be over, Capricorn has the book and Slivertounge, but I really think it wasn't her place to remove the book from its hiding spot.

    A to #4: Because Meggie lost her mother at such a young age she has a very strong relationship with Mo and there is no other like it in any other book. Mo is not just her father but her friend. I also love it how she doesn't call him 'Dad" but "Mo" ('cuz there are lots of "Dads", but there is only one "Mo") :)

    A to #5: Oh man...Um...I would be eager to find out what is inside the book just because everything that has happened have been linked to it, but I would also be afraid to look in it, I mean some creepy villains just kidnapped her father because of it.

    A to #6: I adore the quotes at the beginning. I really think they do add to it I never seen it in any other book.

    I'm so glad you picked these book! Those questions really got me thinking! :)
    -Emily @ The Book Blog
    http://bookblog98.blogspot.com/

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  3. A to #1: I LOVE their house! Books everywhere...Thats my kinda of home! My book shelf is pretty neat but I keep adding more book, so its starting to look like a "Mo & Meggie" shelf. ;)

    A to #2: Ok, I've read these books twice so I don't want to spoil anything,but Dustfinger is just A-ma-zing! X)

    (I have a serious fictional crush on him) ;)

    A to #3: I think if Elinor hadn't switched the books the story would be pretty much over, Capricorn has the book and Slivertounge. But it really wan't her place to remove the book from its hiding spot.

    A to #4: Because Meggie lost her mother at such a young age, she has a very strong relationship with Mo and there is no other like it. Mo is not only her father but her best friend. I love it how she calls him "Mo" instead of "dad" ('cuz theres lots of "dads" but only one "Mo") :)

    A to #5: Um...I think I would be curious to look inside the book just because all thats has happened recently has been linked to it, but I would also be afraid due to the fact that my father was kidnapped because of it.

    A to #6: I adore the quotes at the beginning, I really think its adds to the story. I've never seen it in any other book.

    I'm so glad you chose "The Inkheart trilogy"! :D These questions really made me think. Great job!

    -Emily @ The Book Blog
    http://bookblog98.blogspot.com/

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  4. A to #1: I LOVE their house! Books everywhere...Thats my kinda of home! My book shelf is pretty neat but I keep adding more book, so its starting to look like a "Mo & Meggie" shelf. ;)

    A to #2: Ok, I've read these books twice so I don't want to spoil anything,but Dustfinger is just A-ma-zing! X)

    (I have a serious fictional crush on him) ;)

    A to #3: I think if Elinor hadn't switched the books the story would be pretty much over, Capricorn has the book and Slivertounge. But it really wan't her place to remove the book from its hiding spot.

    A to #4: Because Meggie lost her mother at such a young age, she has a very strong relationship with Mo and there is no other like it. Mo is not only her father but her best friend. I love it how she calls him "Mo" instead of "dad" ('cuz theres lots of "dads" but only one "Mo") :)

    A to #5: Um...I think I would be curious to look inside the book just because all thats has happened recently has been linked to it, but I would also be afraid due to the fact that my father was kidnapped because of it.

    A to #6: I adore the quotes at the beginning, I really think its adds to the story. I've never seen it in any other book.

    I'm so glad you chose "The Inkheart trilogy"! :D These questions really made me think. Great job!

    -Emily @ The Book Blog
    http://bookblog98.blogspot.com...

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  5. A to #1: I LOVE their house! Books everywhere...Thats my kinda of home! My book shelf is pretty neat but I keep adding more book, so its starting to look like a "Mo & Meggie" shelf. ;)

    A to #2: Ok, I've read these books twice so I don't want to spoil anything,but Dustfinger is just A-ma-zing! X)

    (I have a serious fictional crush on him) ;)

    A to #3: I think if Elinor hadn't switched the books the story would be pretty much over, Capricorn has the book and Slivertounge. But it really wan't her place to remove the book from its hiding spot.

    A to #4: Because Meggie lost her mother at such a young age, she has a very strong relationship with Mo and there is no other like it. Mo is not only her father but her best friend. I love it how she calls him "Mo" instead of "dad" ('cuz theres lots of "dads" but only one "Mo") :)

    A to #5: Um...I think I would be curious to look inside the book just because all thats has happened recently has been linked to it, but I would also be afraid due to the fact that my father was kidnapped because of it.

    A to #6: I adore the quotes at the beginning, I really think its adds to the story. I've never seen it in any other book.

    I'm so glad you chose "The Inkheart trilogy"! :D These questions really made me think. Great job!

    -Emily @ The Book Blog
    http://bookblog98.blogspot.com...

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  6. Sorry I'm late to the party! I joined up when the read along was already in full swing. I've been listening to the audio books during my work commute, but I couldn't seem to catch up. I'll try to answer now, though!

    1. I loved their house! You could really tell they adored books. I'm a little anal, though. I like my books to be mostly on the shelf, but I have been known to have stacks around my room. Ahem.

    2. Since I've read these before, I won't really answer... except to say I love Dustfinger!

    3. I think they would have been in trouble either way, but Elinor didn't really help matters. Then again, Mo did ask her to keep it safe... so there's that...

    4. I don't really see them being like brother and sister, they're just super close. They love one another immensely and I think that really comes out. Then again, after losing Meggie's Mum, it comes as no surprise that they would lean on one another so much.

    5. I'm curious by nature, so I'm pretty sure I would have wanted to know, too. Plus, like Meggie, I'm an avid reader.

    6. I love when authors do that. I think it really adds to the story!

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