The Call of The Wild · Week II

It seems like the first week of our new Book Club absolutely flew by! I personally just finished the second chapter this morning after failing to unplug more earlier in the week. We’re excited for our first discussion week and can’t wait to hear what you all thought of the first two chapters of The Call of The Wild! Sled dogs and mushing has always been close to my heart since I was a little girl, so I am thoroughly enjoying the book thus far. Without further ado, here are this week’s questions up for discussion and next week’s reading schedule!

Discussion Questions
· Were you successful in unplugging more often to read with your pup this week?
· Were you immediately engaged in the book during the first two chapters?
· Which character did you identify or connect with most?
· Do you think Buck’s emotions and actions were realistic?

Reading Schedule
Chapter 3. The Dominant Primordial Beast
Chapter 4. Who Has Won to Mastership

Don’t forget you earn 5 points for every comment and/or reply on Book Club posts, which counts towards special prizes like our end-of-book Gift Box! If you would like to submit Discussion Questions to earn 10 points for Chapters 3 and 4, please submit your questions to nihmh@nihmh.com. Happy reading!

3 thoughts on “The Call of The Wild · Week II

  1. · Were you successful in unplugging more often to read with your pup this week?
    To be honest…I downloaded the book to my kindle and read the first 2 chapters in one sitting. Abby was with my boyfriend. I love to read and haven’t taken the time to do so here recently, so I really enjoyed just sitting down to read again.

    · Were you immediately engaged in the book during the first two chapters?
    I was not engaged with the first part of the first chapter. I assume it’s the way the book is written…with what appears to be grammatical errors, but I think its supposed to be that way? Any thoughts? Once Buck was taken, my interest picked up and I was completely tuned in to the book.

    · Which character did you identify or connect with most?
    I’d say I could relate with ‘Dave’ the dog best. We both go to work and do our jobs to our utmost ability. Dave minds his business and doesn’t reprimand Buck without good cause and I’m the same way at work. I keep out of the drama and don’t open my mouth unless I need to advocate for a patient…I’m a speech-language pathologist in a skilled nursing facility. I feel that when’s its necessary to open my mouth and offer my input, I do it as efficiently and effectively as Dave does with Buck.

    · Do you think Buck’s emotions and actions were realistic?
    The picture Jack London painted of Buck for me throughout the first chapter is one of a massive sized dog full of self confidence. I would think a dog of that nature wouldn’t ‘lie down’ so soon, so to speak. I felt Buck ‘surrendered’ his passion, feelings, or what have you very early on in the book. I know he was beaten and that played a part, it just took me by surprise that it was that once occurrence.

    Loved getting to take part in this book club! Looking forward to the next chapters! 🙂

  2. We loved the first 2 chapters though we are now conflicted about what is happening. I’m sad I’ve not been unplugging as much or devoting much time to this as I originally wanted to. Im going to finish the book eventually, hopefully sooner rather than later ❤ Thanks for continuing to motivate us as we work through real life and struggle to unplug from that and the internet each week.

  3. We have not been successful in unplugging, but we’ve finally decided to get on it and get started with this book!

    The first two chapters definitely drew me in, though (spoiler) it did take Buck getting kidnapped to do so lol

    I’m not sure who I identified most with, but I think Buck’s emotions were definitely the easiest for me to understand, even if I don’t personally relate to them.

    I do think that Buck’s emotions and actions could be an accurate representation of how a dog may feel in a similar situation, and I thought it was great to be able to hear his side of the story on a more personal level, as a lot of canine-based books fail to give this view.

    Looking forward to reading more, and hoping to catch up and finish up soon! <3

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