Monday, January 16, 2012

Sugar Queen Link Up #2

Chapters 4-7
  • At the end of Chapter Three, a new character, Chloe, was introduced. The author mentioned how books seem to appear to Chloe when she needs them most. What do you make of all of this?
I think it is interesting. Chloe's guilty conscience seems to come in the form of books. I think she likes that it is the form of books because it is something she can push aside. One thing I can't figure out though is why other people can see those books.
  • After reading about how Jake cheated on Chloe, do you think Chloe should have forgiven him? Why or why not?
Absolutely  not. I think Chloe absolutely did the right thing. Especially since he would not give her any details. I give him credit for not keeping it hidden, but still what was done was done.
  • Why do you think Adam suddenly became interested in Josey?
I think Adam lived in his own world. I think he belived nobody gave him any time of attention and he believed he didn't deserve that type of attention. Once he found out Josey was interested in him, it may have sparked something in him that said "hey maybe I'm worth something afterall?"
  • In Chapter 6, Josey takes her mother, Margaret, to visit Livia. While Livia and Margaret chat, Josey has a chat with Livia's granddaughter, Amelia. Josey suggests that Amelia might want to have a life of her own, but Amelia shrugs Josey off and dismisses the idea. What enables Josey to think about freeing herself from her mother, rather than becoming like Amelia?
I think having Della Lee in her closet has done wonders for Josey. It has not allowed Josey to get into her own close for a week now. I think it has enabled Josey to begin to think for herself and realize, especially when she is around Amelia, that this is something that she absolutely doesn't want. But I think she is also starting to realize only she can change her own path.

I post this on Saturday, but here it is asgain:
We want to accommodate every book club suggestion. For February we have chosen The Postmistress by Sarah Blake.

Book Description from Amazon: In 1940, Iris James is the postmistress in coastal Franklin, Massachusetts. Iris knows more about the townspeople than she will ever say, and believes her job is to deliver secrets. Yet one day she does the unthinkable: slips a letter into her pocket, reads it, and doesn't deliver it.

Meanwhile, Frankie Bard broadcasts from overseas with Edward R. Murrow. Her dispatches beg listeners to pay heed as the Nazis bomb London nightly. Most of the townspeople of Franklin think the war can't touch them. But both Iris and Frankie know better...

The Postmistress is a tale of two worlds-one shattered by violence, the other willfully naïve-and of two women whose job is to deliver the news, yet who find themselves unable to do so. Through their eyes, and the eyes of everyday people caught in history's tide, it examines how stories are told, and how the fact of war is borne even through everyday life.

Thanks everyone for linking up and participating this week! To all that have today off, enjoy your Holiday!

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