Well, we’ve come to the end of Week 1 of The Opposite of Everyone Readalong. Erin @ Deep South Magazine has some seriously great questions/thoughts to ask/for you to think about- so hop over to Deep South Magazine 🙂
Over here, though, we’ll be talking characters and quotes (2 of my many favorite things!)
When I began reading The Opposite of Everyone, the names Kai and Kali were confusing me at first- so I was glad when Joshilyn Jackson started talking about Kali as Paula.
Here are a few of the characters you ran across in Chapters 1-4 with some commentary:
1. Kai- Paula/Kali’s mother. Free spirit. Single mother. Teller of stories.
2. Paula Vauss (aka Kali Jai). Kali Jai means: Mother goddess who brings hope and springtime. Lawyer. Badass. Just for kicks- I looked up what the name Paula means- it means “small”. Does that fit in with what we know about Paula so far?
3. Zach Birdwine: Private investigator. Paula’s ex-lover.
4. Julian Bouchard (aka Ganesha). Ganesha is the Hindu god with elephant head and means Lord of luck and fortune. Paula’s half-brother. Julian means: youthful, downy. Does that fit in with what we know about Julian so far?
She spoke with all the authority vested in her by her flea-market prayer beads and her lotus-flower tramp stamp.
Our post-sex pillow talk was about the Braves’ chances or the angles of a current case or where my bra had gone.
Did you have any quotes in chapters 1-4 of The Opposite of Everyone that you just loved?
Don’t forget- we have a Twitter chat with Joshilyn Jackson on March 18th!
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T