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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Waterfall Wednesdays discussion questions for week 4 ~

 week #4 of our Waterfall book discussion!
questions and link up Here to read other responses

Gabi and Lia both face several life and death situations in these chapters, having to pick up weapons in defense of those they love and experiencing first hand the brutality of close combat. If you had the choice between picking up a weapon and standing on the front lines or staying behind to tend to the wounded as necessary, which would you choose?

my inclination is to stay behind,
yet life has shown me i'm called to the battle front

Both girls get to wear extraordinary gowns to their victory celebration; what would your dream medieval gown look like?

had some fun finding medieval gown choices ~
here are my faves

i'd be delited to wear either!!

Gabi has crude stitches put in and must endure both their removal as well as the cauterization of the wound. How is your threshold for pain? Do you think you would have simply gritted your teeth as Gabi does?

would not be gritting my teeth without some painkiller!

Marcello wants to properly court Gabi after they express mutual feelings of affection, wanting to speak with her mother about his intentions. What do you think is the most romantic aspect of medieval courtship?

i like the idea of chivalrous knights' 
 pursuit of their heart's desire...
"Chivalry is one of the main components to medieval courtship. 
Thirteenth-century ideals of chivalry dictated that men should honor and serve, 
 never do anything to displease maidens and ladies. 
The three main factors of the 
Ten Commandments of the Medieval Code of Chivalry 
are religion, war and love of ladies, 
which shows just how important an appreciation for women was considered"
Gabi and Lia find themselves with conflicting desires toward the end with Lia wanting to return home and Gabi hoping to stay. Do you think that Gabi is being unfair to Lia for wanting to stay, or is Lia being unfair to Gabi for demanding they go? A little of both?

a situation about which they both must be honest with each other .
once they'd discussed their feelings and reasons,
communication with understanding resulted
and relationship strengthened.

find more of our fun group reading of 
Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren 
 the series is available to find out what happens next!...


Julie said...

I liked your answer to #1. And you chose beautiful gowns!

Missie said...

"chivalrous knights pursuit of their heart's desire"

YES! I can't help but swoon of the thought of a knight in shinning armor coming for me.

And wow! Great answer for number 1. Go YOU!

Jenny said...

Those dresses look so light and comfortable, I love them! Love the sleeves on the second one, I would wear that dress around all day every day if I could:)

Rebecca (RivkaBelle) said...

Love your answer to #1!

And I'm already daydreaming about that second dress...oh man...

Lisa said...

I agree it would be best for Gabi and Lia to sit down and discuss their feelings on staying and going, but I have a feeling that Lia is pretty stubborn and wouldn't give in.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Sounds like an interesting story. The gowns are gorgeous. I love the sleeves on the second gown.

Thank you for stopping by for tea. So nice to see you. Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend ahead.
hugs, Celestina Marie

Lisa Tawn Bergren said...

Yay! I want to go where the redhead is...looks like an island off of Ireland. *dreamy*

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

love hearing from each of you! don't you think we need a dress up party? we could all wear our crowns and tiaras and be who we really are!!
thanks for taking time to chat =)
you're all *StarS** ! much love xoxo

Love Of Quilts said...

Lovely Gowns. Trish

Cindy said...

Gorgeous gowns! I'm obsessed with Medieval times! I'm sure I must have lived another life during that era! lol Very happy to have found your blog : )

Heidi said...

Lovely gowns. I have a thing for the castles in time periods such as this.

Thanks for linking up with NOBH!

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