Google+ Reading Teen: Reading Clean Spotlight: The Caster Chronicles... Continues!!! Week 1

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Reading Clean Spotlight: The Caster Chronicles... Continues!!! Week 1

Courtesy of  NovelNovice.com


So I feel like the Caster Contest is going really well, don't you? What a great way to start this months spotlight for Beautiful Creatures and the release for the sequel Beautiful Darkness. I'm really excited that your really excited about the sequel coming out! Sooooo, I wanted you give you another opportunity to score some extra points if you are participating in the contest. If your not, I encourage you to click on the link (Caster Contest) above and comment (YOU must be a follower to enter).

There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere. At least, that's what I thought. Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong. There was a curse. There was a girl. And I was in love with her, even though I didn't know her.

Ethan Wate is haunted by dreams of a girl he's never met. When Lena Duchannes moves into his small southern town of Gatlin, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her. And he is determined to uncover the strange connection between them, even if it means uncovering the one secret that could change everything.  By Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl  published by Little Brown Teens


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CHOOSE one question and answer it. You may answer more and get extra points (+1 point each questioned answered). I will add these points to your contest points, don't worry :O) 


 1. What three words do you think describe Ethan best? Lena?


 2. Who in this story would you be friends with and why?


 3.  Why did Ethan want to leave Gatlin?


 4.  Is Macon good or evil? Ridley?


 5. What is your favorite Southern recipe and can I have it???


 6.  Who do see (famous person) in your head when your reading about Link?


 7.  What is your favorite lollipop flavor? What was Ridleys?


 8.  What Caster power would you want to own?


 9.  Why do you think this book was entitled Beautiful Creatures


10. What do you predict happens to Lena and Ethan is Beautiful Darkness?
(If you have read the book BD *DO NOT* *DO NOT* answer this question!!!)

RE-TWEET for an extra point (+1) DAILY...  

#CasterContest Week 1: http://bit.ly/ceV4d8 !!!!  (Comment on your points total)


Get to crakin' on my questions and earn those extra points... Good luck!!!


Me, Kami, Margaret, Andye




~ Amy

14 comments:

  1. hmmm... Since it has been a long time since I read this book, I am not sure how much I remember. I will try.


    1. What three words do you think describe Ethan best?
    Ethan - Loyal, Kind, Brave


    2. Who in this story would you be friends with and why?
    Ethan because he seems the friendliest.


    3. Why did Ethan want to leave Gatlin?
    As far as I remember, it was because of the suffocating atmosphere of Gaitlin. He felt stuck.


    4. Is Macon good or evil? Ridley?
    Ridley=Evil
    Macon=Good

    5. What is your favorite Southern recipe and can I have it???
    Sorry! Have no idea about southern recipes. I live in another country.



    7. What is your favorite lollipop flavor? What was Ridleys?
    I don't like lollipops. Ridley's was cherry , I think.


    8. What Caster power would you want to own?
    Controlling the weather


    Misha

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  2. @ Misha I LOVE YOU!!!! YOUR answers and everything was PERFECT! I'm GLAD you were the first. I will add your 7 points to your original. Thank you.

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  3. It's been a while for me too, so if a little of this is inaccurate, I'm sorry xD

    1. What three words do you think describe Ethan best? Lena?
    Ethan - selfless, courageous, hopeful
    Lena - broken (before Ethan), wary and very strong inside

    2. Who in this story would you be friends with and why?
    I'd love to be Lena's friend - she's so fragile and cautious in getting close to people. I've been there, so I relate to her and I'd love to help her.

    3. Why did Ethan want to leave Gatlin?
    He felt that nobody ever became anything within Gatlin, if I remember correctly. He wanted to be free of Gatlin and what it stood for.


    4. Is Macon good or evil? Ridley?
    Macon is good, despite his mistakes he just wanted to care for Lena.
    Ridley is evil, but I don't think it was completely her fault - as far as I remember, her Darkness was mostly to blame.

    5. What is your favorite Southern recipe and can I have it???
    I'd have no idea, I live in Australia haha.

    6. Who do see (famous person) in your head when your reading about Link?
    I can't think of anybody famous who I see as Link, actually.

    7. What is your favorite lollipop flavor? What was Ridleys?
    I like strawberry and vanilla Chuppa Chups. And Ridley...I think it was cherry?

    8. What Caster power would you want to own?
    Definitely not Lena's auntie's, that's for sure! I'd like to be able to heal.

    9. Why do you think this book was entitled Beautiful Creatures?
    The 'creatures' could really be referring to either Casters or humans, as the two main characters are both attracted to each other when it's forbidden - but each finds the other beautiful. Both groups have flaws.

    10. What do you predict happens to Lena and Ethan in Beautiful Darkness?
    Gosh, I have no idea but I can't WAIT! I hope their relationship becomes stable and we find out more about Lena's family.

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  4. What is your favorite Southern recipe and can I have it???
    White Fruitcake


    Ingredients

    1 cup butter
    2-1/4 cups sugar
    3 cups flour
    1 Tbls plus 1 tsp baking powder
    3/4 cup milk
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    8 egg whites, beaten until stiff
    Filling:
    8 egg yolks
    2 cups sugar
    1 cup butter
    1-1/2 cups chopped nuts
    1-1/2 cups golden raisins
    2-1/2 cups crushed pineapple, well drained
    1 cup shredded coconut


    Directions

    Cream the butter and sugar. Combine the flour and baking powder; add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Stir in the vanilla. Fold the beaten egg whites into the batter.

    Pour into 4 greased and floured 9-inch round pans. Bake in a low oven (325 degrees) for about 20 minutes or until a tootpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pans for 10 minutes; carefully remove them from the pans and let cool. Prepare the Filling. Serves 14-16.

    Filling:

    Combing the egg yolks, sugar and butter in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened (about 20 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Cool completely before spreading between the cake layers and on top of the cake.

    NOTE: This delicious cake is known by other names -- "prairie cake," "amalgamated cake" or "lane cake," but Southerners just call it "good!"

    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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  5. @Maddy your answers where correct and even if they weren't who cares? Right? I'll give points just for trying :O)

    @Lora1967 Recipe looks goood! Might mean major points... We'll have to see. Haha

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  6. 1. What three words do you think describe Ethan best? Lena?
    Ethan - loving, dedicated, hot

    2. Who in this story would you be friends with and why?
    Lena- I need more girlfriends and I could relate to her

    3. Why did Ethan want to leave Gatlin?
    Wanted more for himself


    4. Is Macon good or evil? Ridley?
    Macon mostly good
    Ridley mostly evil

    5. What is your favorite Southern recipe and can I have it???
    Hushpuppies-

    6. Who do see (famous person) in your head when your reading about Link?
    Tom Sturridge

    7. What is your favorite lollipop flavor? What was Ridleys?
    cherry for both

    8. What Caster power would you want to own?
    Healing

    9. Why do you think this book was entitled Beautiful Creatures?
    The appeal of the opposite

    10. What do you predict happens to Lena and Ethan in Beautiful Darkness?
    More about the town, tests to their relationship but ultimately deeper in love

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  7. @ brandileigh2003 Mmmmm hushpuppies... WHY oh WHY can't there be a Long John Silvers nearby?

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  8. 1. What three words do you think describe Ethan best? Lena?

    -Ethan?? Hopeful (is it considered one?), sentimental, loyal

    -Lena??? Vulnerable, brave, powerful

    2. Who in this story would you be friends with and why?

    -Lena. Of anything I trust her more than I’d trust a guy, even though Ethan is undoubtedly hot.

    3. Why did Ethan want to leave Gatlin?

    -He knew there was more for him than what he saw in Gatlin :-/

    4. Is Macon good or evil? Ridley?

    -Macon would be good. Ridley, unfortunately, evil. I hoped for a brighter side in things.

    5. What is your favorite Southern recipe and can I have it???

    - Don’t really know, not from the South. Besides hearing about their pies and cakes and such. Sorry. I’m better around Asia :-p

    6. Who do see (famous person) in your head when your reading about Link?

    - John Bonham, if he counts as famous in your meaning, coz he played drummer for Led Zeppelin. Haha. He had speed, power and was able to groove, though I don't think I could ever match their faces, I always thought Link was terrific, even if it's in my own mind :)

    7. What is your favorite lollipop flavor? What was Ridleys?

    - If I'm not entirely mistaken, it's cherry; and unfortunately I'm not a fan of that, I'm still on the fruit chain, going with grape-flavoured lollies :)

    8. What Caster power would you want to own?

    - (don’t put me down for this, I truly can’t choose *pout*)

    9. Why do you think this book was entitled Beautiful Creatures

    - Maybe for the irony, but I mean I see people who have flaws human, and if I can put these characters so... they're flawed and in their own rights beautiful.

    10. What do you predict happens to Lena and Ethan is Beautiful Darkness?

    - Would it be too cliche for me to wish a 'happily ever after' shtick on them?


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  9. Great contest, Awesome series, and good questions! ;)

    1.) What three words do you think describe Ethan best?
    A.) Cute (because he reads!), different (than the other people in his town) and loyal

    Lena?
    A.) Brave,kind, aware

    2.) Who in the story would you be friends with and why?
    A.) Link! Because he's always there for you, kind of goofy, and just a really good friend. He stays with Ethan even after everyone else begins to ridicule him for being friends with lena.

    3.)Why did Ethan want to leave Gatlin?
    A.) Because nothing ever happens in Gatlin. His father said something like, "Theres only two reasons people stay in Gatlin. One being they are tied down (like the generations of Wates) or their just too stupid to leave."

    4.)Is Macon good or Evil?
    A.) Hard to say. I would say that Macon is good, even though he might have had some relations with evil. Because he tried his hardest to be good and protect lena and the light casters in his family. And because he has the self assurance to ignore all the rumors about him when he could so easily do something.

    Ridley?
    A.) EVIL!

    5.) What is your favorite southern recipe and can I have it?
    A.) um... fried chicken and gravy! I don't really know a recipe, but I love me some fried chicken!

    6.)Who do you see in your head when reading about link?
    A.) I see a less polished, scruffy version of Zach Effron. (Not exactly him) He has darker hair and is more lanky.

    7.) What's your favorite lolly pop flavor?
    A.) Grape!

    Ridley's?
    A.) Cherry

    8.) What caster power would you like to own?
    A.) I'm not really sure, just not lena's aunt's! That would be horrible! Maybe Ryan's healing powers? Or Lena's just because she is so powerful (and I love rain storms!)

    9.) Why do you think the book was titled Beautiful Creatures?
    A.) Well there is one point in the book where Macon describes humans as "beautiful creatures". I would say that the term "beautiful creatures" means a different thing from different points of view. Beautiful Creatures could be Ethan's interpretation of casters while is can be the other way around for Lina and her family. Everyone is a "creature" being it a human, animal or caster. Everyone is beautiful in their own way.

    10.) What do you predict happens to Lena and Ethan in Beautiful Darkness?
    A.) I feel that Lena and Ethan will be separated, hence the darkness. Here the darkness standing for a difficult time when they are away from each other. There will be some danger and powerful things keeping them away from each other. I feel that it will be from two points of views, Lena's and Ethan's. Showing both sides of the struggle as the try to reunite.

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  12. 1.Ethan: dedicated, loyal, trustworthy
    Lena: unique, strong, brave

    2. I would probably be friends with Lena because she is kind, honest, and I can relate to her.

    3. Ethan wanted to leave Gatlin because he felt trapped.

    4. Macon: good
    Ridley: EVIL

    7. My favorite flavor is blue raspberry. Ridley's favorite is cherry.

    8. I would want to have a healing power.

    10. I don't know but I can't wait!

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  13. 1. What three words do you think describe Ethan best?
    Loyal, handsome, courageous

    2. Who in this story would you be friends with and why?
    Ethan, because I need a boy friend.

    3. Why did Ethan want to leave Gatlin?
    He wanted to leave Gatlin because he felt suffocated.

    4. Is Macon good or evil? Ridley?
    Macon is good, Ridley is evil

    5. What is your favorite Southern recipe and can I have it???
    Make this casserole the night before, then refrigerate and pop it in the oven in the morning.
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 40 minutes
    Ingredients:

    * 8 slices white bread, crust removed, cut into cubes
    * 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
    * 1 1/4 cups cubed, cooked ham (about 8 ounces)
    * 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
    * 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
    * 6 eggs, beaten
    * 3 cups milk

    Preparation:
    Directions for this ham and egg breakfast casserole.
    Place bread cubes in a lightly greased 12x8x2-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese, ham, onion, and green pepper. Whisk together eggs and milk; pour over ham and cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours. Remove from refrigerator; let stand 30 minutes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes or until set.
    Western ham and egg casserole serves 8.

    6. Who do see (famous person) in your head when your reading about Link?
    I don't see anyone. Sorry.

    7. What is your favorite lollipop flavor? What was Ridleys?
    I like grape. Ridley's favourite is cherry.

    8. What Caster power would you want to own?
    Healing, because I want to be a doctor someday.

    9. Why do you think this book was entitled Beautiful Creatures
    I'm not sure. I think you can ask the author for the exact answer.

    10. What do you predict happens to Lena and Ethan is Beautiful Darkness?
    I'm lack of imagination, so I don't know how to answer, but I'm definitely looking forward to reading the book! :)

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  14. this book is good but i was wondering if Ethan could be something different than just human since he has that connection to lena...

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