Monday, July 8, 2013

Inkspell Read-Along: Discussion Questions for Week 1

Ahhh my friends, it's so good to be back!  I was gone all weekend on a writing retreat and it was so wonderful.  But here I am, ready to (try to) take the blogging world in a storm of awesomesauce.
Now doesn't that sound lovely?

Annnnnd you're probably ready for more questions!  Luckily, I have them here. TA-DA!

1.  Why do you think Dustfinger tries to push away his feelings for Farid when the boy is left behind in the other world?  Would you have done the same?

2.  Is Mo being unreasonable in his worry of Meggie's love for *the* notebooks?

3.  What is one thing you'd want to be able to do with fire in the Inkworld?

4.  Dustfinger returns to his old home to discover one of his daughters is dead and the other lives in the castle.  He also finds that his wife remarried after his disappearance.  Do you think there is a chance for Dustfinger and Roxanne to find happiness together again?  (Again, if you've read the book once already - NO SPOILERS!)

5.  What is the first thing you would do if you found yourself in your own story like the writer Fenoglio?  If you don't have your own story, you can answer:  What would you most like to do if you found yourself in the Inkworld?

Ok there you go!  Answer in the comments below or leave a link to your posts! :D

1 comment:

  1. 1. You know, I think I would definitely have tried to push those feelings aside. I mean, as far as Dustfinger knows, there's no way he can see Farid again. If he were to focus on missing Farid, he'd drive himself crazy. I mean, think of how awful he felt for those 9 years he was stuck in Mo and Meggie's world, missing his!

    2. Sometimes I would think Mo was being too cranky about it, but I can see his worries. That book caused so much misfortune to him and his family, it's no wonder it makes him so upset. For his daughter to be so fixated on that book must have been awful for him.

    3. Fire kind of scares-yet-fascinates me. I think being able to make it dance like Dustfinger would be awesome... but making it so it doesn't burn me would be better. :)

    4. Since I've read it before, I'm not going to comment on what I think will happen. Instead, I just want to say how terribly sad it must be to realize you've lost one of your children for good. I can't even begin to imagine how horrible that would be. :(

    5. If I were to find myself in the Inkworld, I would initially be ecstatic and then possibly panicked. Things are so incredibly different there... and I'm not just talking about the total lack of electricity! There are creatures that don't exist in our world! I don't even want to think about running into nightmares. Oh man oh man.

    Thanks for these questions!