How’s everyone coming with The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas FlamelThe Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott? Unless you tell me you need more time, we’ll plan to start that discussion next Thursday, June 2. Linda will be leading that discussion, and we’ll be looking at it from a writing perspective as well as a reading perspective. That should be fun!
I chose to listen to the audio book, and I’m currently in the middle of what I think is the last book in the series.
Also, Kat has volunteered to keep the S4L Book Club going in “light” mode—i.e., one post a week—in July. Woot, Kat! Thank you, thank you.
She’s branching out from her beloved fantasy genre to the oh-so-different Sci-fi genre. 😉 I know, I shouldn’t give her a hard time when she’s stepping up to fill a hole, but . . . well, I can’t help it.
I will do my best to read this, but my participation will be spotty at best. And I will do my best to update the sidebar with our reading list ASAP.
We will take August off for summer vacation, returning in September with the Norwegian picture books.
And now back to our regularly scheduled blog program.
Jen asking this time. Why do you think Rose and Ruby used the names “Aunt Lovey” and “Uncle Stash” instead of Mom and Dad?
I wondered that from the git-go, and I never came up with a satisfying answer. My best answer was that the author wanted to use, and make the most of, the interesting names “Lovey” and “Stash.” They are far more interesting than Mom and Dad. They’re not so far-out as to call attention to themselves or be annoying. I like them. But I wonder about the choice.
At first, I thought it might allow Aunt Lovey some distance from the girls, in case they didn’t survive. I thought it might be to appease Stash, who wasn’t gung-ho on adopting the girls to begin with. Maybe it was Aunt Lovey’s tough approach to reality: the girls weren’t her daughters. But, then, they weren’t her nieces, either.
I guess it added an interesting layer to the story because it made me wonder.
Did it make you wonder? If so, what are your theories about why those names were chosen?