Monday, May 16, 2011

The House on First Street: Part 2 Questions

Interesting questions to finish up the book...I'm excited to hear what you guys think!


From the first go around it seems there was a general negative feeling towards the author. Do you feel any guilt for criticizing an author who was brave enough to put part of her life in writing for the world to see?

What surprised you the most about the details of the aftermath of Katrina?

Did it surprise you how much money Julia spent on food for the relief workers?

After reading about Julia's acts of service and coverage of Katrina in the second half of the book, has your opinion of her changed?

Write your posts with your responses and link up!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

First of all, it looks like Blogger ate my linky tool that is on last week's post. With all the trouble they've been having, I think it somehow disappeared? Not sure...either way, I'm putting it back on there and I'd love for you to link up if you answered last week's questions.

Now onto this week's questions!

Please leave a comment with a question or two and I'll add it to tomorrow's post. Hopefully you're closer to being done with the book than I am. I have some reading to catch up on tonight!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The House on First Street: Week 1 Questions

I know I said I'd post Monday, and now it's Tuesday. Oops! Here are the questions we have for this week. As always feel free to respond to them all or just the ones that you want to answer.

Happy Reading!

1. Have you visited New Orleans before? Do you think a visit to the city is necessary to connect to this book?

2. What are your thoughts on Julia's writing style? Do you like the way she tells stories?

3. To me Julia took a laid back approach to the evacuation warnings and even devastation. What was your reaction to her approach? How do you think you would have handled a flood of such proportions?

4. Julia instantly was solicited by her editors to do pieces on the disaster. Do you think she gave an accurate portrayal?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The House on First Street: Submit Your Question!

Are you all enjoying the first half of this book?

I'd love to have some question from you all to post on Monday. Please leave a comment and I'll include your question on Monday's post!

Monday, May 2, 2011

The House on First Street Reading Schedule

Hopefully you've picked up your copy of The House on First Street. If not, you still have time!

We'll be meeting back up next Monday to have our first discussion. I'll try to post Saturday to gather some questions from you guys, so jot down any ideas or questions you have while reading!

Next Monday (May 9) we'll discuss Chapters 1-8, and the following Monday (May 16) we'll discuss Chapters 9-the Epilogue. Can't wait to see chat with you all next week!