Monday 20 August 2012

Don't Fear The Reaper Read Along: Week 3, Chapters 11-15

It's Week 3 and ack, it's Monday, not Thursday. I apologise for the delay in posting this! I finished reading First Grave to the Right this weekend and it was full on amazing! Week 3 of the Don't Fear The Reaper read-along is hosted by In The Closet With A Bibiliophile!

1. I do have a soft spot for Charley's Aunt Lilian. She is sweet and soft while somehow also being a little dirty and I find that hilarious in an aunt. Do you have any relatives dead or alive that remind you of Aunt Lillian? If not, tell me about your favorite deceased relative.

I like Aunt Lillian too! She's just the right mix of quirky and warm, which I love. I don't know anyone like her but I loved my great grandmother. She was always so sweet and happy to see us when we visited!

2. In these chapters, we get a little closer to Reyes and his secrets. Neil, the warden at the prison where Reyes is currently incarcerated - and a high school mate of Charley's - tells a story about how Reyes ended up in the Coma and something he witnessed. What do you think of the story? What does this lead you to think about Reyes?

He is not... normal, is he? There is something supernatural about him and I couldn't wait to find out what it was about him that made him invincible! And even when he was who he was... why did he stay with the abusive family? How did he not escape it? I've finished reading the book now and wow, I was more than satisfied with the explanations!

3. One of the things I love most about Ubie and Charley's relationship is that Ubie aka Uncle Bob has absolute faith in our Charley. Maybe it's because Charley's been solving murder cases for ages and Ubie knows that Charley knows things. If you could pick a super power, which one would you choose? Seeing the dead? Invisibility?

It would be so cool if I could apparate! I would save a lot of time and wouldn't have to depend on public or private transport to commute. I have problems with finding my way to places and being on time to places, so apparating would be very handy!

4. Okay, in my opinion, there is nothing better than walking into your living room and seeing the god-like creature of your dreams standing there waiting for you. If you were in Charley's shoes, who would be standing in your living room??

Josh Hartnett! *melts* Or Marcus Flutie from the Jessica Darling series! I fell head over heels in love with Marcus the minute I read about him.

5. We get a surprise visit from Rosie's husband and we find out some information about Reyes...that he and The Big Bad are the same guy. What are your thoughts? Were you surprised about Rosie's husband or did you feel that one coming? What about Bad Reyes, had you already made the connection?

I wasn't all that surprised that Reyes and The Big Bad were the same guy. I kind of saw that one coming. But I was pretty shocked about Rosie's husband! I did not expect him to make an entrance!


  1. I am super excited to hear that you loved the book! It is a fantastic series and I am so happy that you joined in the read along. Oh yes, Josh Hartnett is a great choice, That is awesome that you knew your great grandma. Yep, Reyes and Big Bad one and the same! Is Charley in trouble? I hope you will continue the series!

  2. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, so I'm happy to hear that you're liking it too! I've never done a read-along but it sounds like so much fun!
    I hope you like the rest of the series too, Pooja!

  3. I would LOVE to be able to apparate. Flying kind of freaks me out, who wants to walk everywhere?, and I don't drive. LOL So yes, apparating would be great.

    I hope to read this one at some point. It sounds great.


  4. Always nice to read about an author and their characters. :-)

  5. Great to see you're enjoying this read-along Ajoop. I think I would die if Josh Hartnett was in my living room. That or drown myself in drool! Heehee! :)


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