- September 5th- Candace's Book Blog- Chapters 1-5, pages 1-44
- September 12th- Buried in Books- Chapters 6-10, pages 45-111
- September 19th- Rainy Day Ramblings- Chapters 11-16, pages 112-194
- September 26th- The Flyleaf Review- Chapters 17-21, pages 195-219
Cornerstone Questions Chapters 11-16:
1. Were you surprised about the revelations of the unique society that Nali now finds herself a part of? Which of the four signs do you identify the most with: Alo, Contego, Addo or Veritas?
Yes, I was very surprised about the revelations. The society was so different and original and unlike anything I have encountered. Not to mention, I was caught off guard when the book went from hoarding to something paranormal. As far as the sign I identify most with, it certainly isn’t Alo, I would never have the patience to sit and take down all the information that floats around in my head not to mention all the paper...no thanks! A Contego would be fun, but as much as I would love to tell you all I am a ninja, alas I am not, I am ill prepared to kick butt.....so that means I would be best as an Addo. I am great at listening to others and I have my degree in psychology so I would probably be pretty good at it.... not mention I love cookies. It wouldn’t be a bad gig at all, well except for the whole death threat part.
2. The Reese boys have a unique way of answering their phone. Tell me the funniest or most interesting way you have answered your phone or someone else's.
I have mentioned my Grandpa on the blog before, he had a wicked sense of humor and was always teasing and joking with us. He taught us a funny and unique way to answer the phone.... pick it up and say “Hello, is John there?” In hopes of confusing the caller to the point that they forget they called you. Needless to say, in the days before caller i.d. and cell phones this was a great game for unsuspecting callers at our house, and yes we did get a few people to fall for it and they said, “Sorry wrong number and hung up....” These days when my family calls I always answer,” What do you want butthead?”
3. Do you think Nalena is going to be able to stick with her initial choice of living a Simple Life or do you feel Garrett or the Addo will persuade her to change her mind?
Not for one minute did I ever believe that Nali was going to be able to walk away from Garrett and the Society and lead a simple life. She is in it too deep now and I just knew she would accept her calling as a Contego. Not to mention the fact that the Addo seemed pretty convinced of it as well, even though he didn’t come right out and say so.
4. The Addo does not fit the wise man mold with his sweats and cookie crumbs. What was you first impression of him? Would you go to him for advice?
I loved the Addo at the first meeting. He is was so unexpected and not uptight and evasive like most wise men. I loved the fact that he wore sandals and socks and sweats and was covered in cookie crumbs. He was so easy going and kind you can’t help but like him. I would absolutely go to him for advice since he isn’t condescending and hey I like cookies!
5. What do you think of Nalena's mom's reaction to the revelation that other Addo are dying? Do you think she is in denial?
I couldn’t figure out why she was in such a state of denial, unless she didn’t want to acknowledge that danger could be possibly knocking on her door very soon. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that The Fury were out to kill the Addo and I was disappointed that Evelyn was not willing to acknowledge there was danger.
6. What do you think of Nalena's new guardian angel, Grace? Do you believe in guardian angels? Have you ever had an experience where you felt like someone was looking out for you?
I thought Grace was really cute and I immediately fell in love with her. There have been numerous experiences in my life when I definitely felt like someone was looking out for me, and other times I felt my grandparents were near. Unexplainable events like lights turning on when no one was near them...
See you next week for the finale!