Waterfall Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tina's Book Review, Edgy Inspirational Romance, Supernatural Snark, The Unread Reader and me. For the period August 31st to September 28th each week we re-read chapters from Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren and answer five questions. To join in on this awesome event visit Tina's Books Reviews.
1. Waterfall opens with the introduction of Gabi, she's depressed, a little angry and is dealing with the feelings of loneliness. Are you connecting with her this soon in the novel? Do you things you like or dislike?
I found that I instantly liked Gabi. The fact that she was a little down and angry is easy to relate too. I felt the same way as a teen at times and I imagine most teens do. The things I really admired about Gabi early on in the story is the way she cares so deeply for her family.
2. Gabi gets to time travel back to 14th Century Italy - The Dark Ages in its prime. It there anytime in history that fascinates you and would your travel back if you could?
Hmmm.... that is a tough one. I think the most interesting time of history for me is late 5th and early 6th century when King Arthur was the leader of Britain. I really enjoy the legend of King Arthur but I wouldn't like to travel back to there as I don't think I would last. But then again there are gorgeous and brave Knights so I could be persuaded to change my mind.
3. Most of the men, including Marcello have a very set opinion about a woman's place. Gabi get manhandled a bit in these first few chapters, and even gets asked if she's a witch. The men are shocked when Gabi rides a horse like a man and shimmies down the castle walls. What do you think of men's mentality back then? Gentlemanly, chauvinistic, simple-minded?
I think it depends on the man in the story. Most of them came across gentlemanly and protective. They do not mean any harm or to be rude. They are just putting the women's safety and happiness before their own. That being said I think they are men in that time that are chauvinistic and mean to women and think them beneath. Just like the present you get a few bad ones too.
4 When Gabi becomes a part of this era, the people are immediately intrigued but suspicious of her. Many judge her by her differences. Do you think this is fair? Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like an outsider or the others were misjudging you ?
I don't think it was fair to judge Gabi but I don't think part of human nature will ever change. I have had brief moments of feeling like an outsider like when I started a new job, college etc however I definitely get misjudged.
5. What do you think the coolest thing would be about living in the Dark Ages? What would be the worst?
My first thought for the coolest thing was the hot Italian Knights but it would be the way appreciate the simpler things in life. The worst, no plumbing equals no toilet and no hot showers :(
Thank you Tina for organising this event!
And Missie for making the beautiful button.