Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Waterfall Wednesday Week 5

The last day of Waterfall Wednesdays! Hosted by Nic at Irresistible Reads. Head on over to her blog and link up for the discussion.

Discussion Questions:

1.      After Gabi is injured, the doctor gives her a tonic.  Gabi questions the doctor several times what is in it but he refuses to tell.  Would have you taken the tonic in Gabi situation?
I doubt it. I am suspicious by nature so would have gone right for the whole “I’m being poisoned” scenario.

2.      Before the games Gabi asks Lia to let Lord Forabosch win in the archery event as people especially Lord Forabosch are becoming suspicious of them.  But during the games Lord Forabosch upsets Lia trying to throw her off her game. So Lia decides to win.  Do you think she did the right thing by not letting Lord Forabosch bully her or do you think she took an unnecessary risk?
I would have been more determined to out-show him! But with everyone telling Lia to let him win the game she should have listened. In that I think it was an unnecessary risk. It made them more enemies.

3.      When Gabi is dying and she and Lia decide to return to the tombs so they can get the cure at home but they have to tell Marcello the truth.  Even though Marcello thinks that it is madness that they are from the future he believes in Gabi because he loves her.  Do you think this is believable?  What would you have done if you were Marcello?
I would have called in the equivalent of 14th Century shrinks! No way would I have believed her, suspicious by nature (see question 1).

4.      In the end Gabi and Lia return home.  Do you think Gabi will return to Marcello? Would you go back?
I’m a chicken really, unless I am forced into a situation, then I come out fighting. I would not willingly put myself into the situations that she has. So no, I would not go back. I would have been doing everything possible to get back to the 21st Century. AND, since there are 2 other books in the series I think there is a pretty good chance that Gabi goes back *wink wink*

5.  Looking back at Waterfall what was your favourite moment?

Honestly it has been a while since I finished the whole book. I have also read the other 2 that are in the series so far. So I may be getting them intermingled. Let’s just say that my favorite moments are any time Gabi and Marcello are “having a moment” together. Their passion and love for each other makes my heart go pitter-pat!

I have enjoyed participating in Waterfall Wednesdays! I have read all 3 books and am looking forward to Lisa's next book in the River of Time series. Check out my reviews:






  1. I agree with any moment. They are all good, sweet, sincere...left me wanting more.

  2. Gabi and Marcello have such great chemistry. You can see the sparks jump off the page any time they are together. I can't wait to see where the series takes them.

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  4. I would not have believed her either!! And I don't think I could leave my family to go back...especially after only knowing someone a week!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  5. Oh, yes. My poor heart went pitter-patter every time Marcello was in the room...with Gabi! LOL

    And yup, having a shrink on speed dial would have been most helpful to something like that was explained. Heh.

    Thanks for doing WW with us, Julie! I had so much fun jumping through time with you.

  6. Great minds think alike Julie! I think in that time period being suspicious is a good thing, especially since everyone is kind of keeping an eye on them anyway:)

  7. Love your responses! I especially agree that any time when Gabi and Marcello were having a moment in the story was a highlight *sigh* I definitely have to pick up the next two now! I'm trying not to tempt myself by getting copies before exams or I'll never be able to study. Guess I'll buy them as a gift to myself once exams have been successfully completed.

    It's been great getting to know everyone on this Waterfall Wednesdays journey and I look forward to other such events:)

    Sarah @ Random Thoughts of a Confused Adolescent

  8. way to go Julie! def great moments w/ G & M !
    Cheers ~ looking fwd to the nxt books too...

  9. That doctor was totally sketchy too...there's no way I would've taken anything from that guy!

    Great answers, Julie!

  10. Jeepers Julie- thank goodness Gabi went back before the inquisitors were popular...:D

    I loved reading your answers and thanks for joining in every week for the read-along, we will all have to do it again...;)

  11. It's hard to answer these questions after reading all three books so recently -- it's like you know too much, eh?

    I would likely quit taking the medicine if it made me sicker, but I'm not sure I would think "I'm being poisoned" I would most likely think: "Oh, it's probably got lactose or soy in it." -- I get sick off so many ingredients that somebody could be poisoning me right now and I wouldn't be the wiser... (hope I'm not giving anyone ideas...LOL)

  12. I can't wait to read the next 2 books in the series and like you I'm too suspicious to just take a weird unknown medieval potion. No thanks.

  13. And oh the moments there were. That first kiss and when she leaves and comes back in Cascade that first time. And, the end of Torrent, *enormous sigh*. All the moments with Marcello and Gabi make me feel happy and goofy and warm all at the same time. Love it.

    I'm totally suspicious by nature. Especially if my question is initially avoided. They should just answer and then I wouldn't push so hard in the first place. Loved your answers, Julie!

  14. i love how marcello is so open with his feelings. he makes all our hearts go pitter-pat (along with gabi's!)

  15. You know, I can't really say for sure that I would go back either. After everything that happened, almost getting killed multiple times and all.

  16. Julie-
    While I'm suspicious by nature when reading, I'm not in real life. Kinda silly when you think about it, but I trust everyone until they prove me wrong. I'd probably be dead by now in 14th century Italy!!


  17. LOL. Marcello and Gabi's moments had similar effect on me...Thanks SO much for taking part in WW!

  18. Thanks everyone for commenting! I loved reading The River of Time series. I especially loved sharing in the discussion of Waterfall with you! Thanks so much Lisa T. Bergren for writing such wonderful books! I hope that you will be able to publish the 4th book!

  19. I def love the Marcello Gabi moments too. I hope there are more to come :) its been great chatting with you.

  20. Oh Laura there are definitely more Marcello and Gabi moments! You need to read Cascade and Torrent! I too have enjoyed chatting with all of the bloggers!