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by Aurelia West
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Arielle
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Happy Birthday, Arielle

Happy Birthday, Arielle!! :D
by Aurelia West
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Wrapping up The HPBF 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Wrapping up The HPBF 2018

Thank you, Book Club Heads, for another wonderful Harry Potter Book Festival! I really enjoyed learning about alternative methods of reading during this activity!
by Aurelia West
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 3 - Discussion: Abridged Books
Replies: 23
Views: 386

Re: Week 3 - Discussion: Abridged Books

I have an interesting story about reading an abridged edition of a book. In my Spanish class my junior year of high school we read Don Quixote de la Mancha in Spanish and it was abridged though none of us knew it. Because of the fact that it was in Spanish, I didn't even realize it until afterwards ...
by Aurelia West
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?

I also agree that there are certainly situations in which audiobooks are very handy and that a narrator can make or break if a person gets into an audiobook. I really like what Kendra and Vanessa said about recording your own audio books for loved ones and think that receiving something like that fr...
by Aurelia West
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?
Replies: 22
Views: 386

Re: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?

While I think that there are some very talented voices out there telling us our favorite stories, I agree with Maxim that audio books don't quite recreate the magic of communal storytelling. When I was in fifth grade, one of the fifth grade teachers was known for his love of storytelling and when we...
by Aurelia West
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Zenix
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: Happy Birthday Zenix

Happy Birthday, Zenix!! I hope it's wonderful and full of fun and cake!
by Aurelia West
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Hannah. R Thomas
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Happy Birthday Hannah. R Thomas

Happy Birthday, Hannah! Hope you had a wonderful day!
by Aurelia West
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Alexander!
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Happy Birthday, Alexander!

Happy Birthday, Alexander! I hope you have a fantastic day!
by Aurelia West
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?
Replies: 33
Views: 623

Re: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?

I also love using Goodreads to track my reading, but like Scarlet agree that having a large number of books on my to read shelf is overwhelming. I especially love that there are book giveaways there, and while I haven't won anything yet I'm determined to keep trying. A lot of users also make lists o...
by Aurelia West
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Battleship
Topic: We Have a Winner!
Replies: 17
Views: 731

Re: We Have a Winner!

Thank you to the organizers for a wonderful activity and the chance to get to work with some of my fellow HOLers!

Congratulations to all who participated and many thanks to Arielle, Cody, and Katelin! :)
by Aurelia West
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?
Replies: 33
Views: 623

Re: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?

I usually really enjoy reading series, but lately I've been getting more and more interested in reading stand-alone books as well. I will admit that I don't reread as much as I'd like to, and there are definitely a few books that I've loved enough to reread so there's little reason to not return to ...
by Aurelia West
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Reading With the Awards
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Reading With the Awards

How do you all find new books to read? Usually I just go to libraries and pick up whatever stands out to me, but lately I've been trying to keep up with a few book awards such as the Man Booker Prize and the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction. I've got at least half of the books from the longlist of...
by Aurelia West
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Asky
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Happy Birthday, Asky

Happy Birthday, Asky! I hope it's a wonderful day! ^_^
by Aurelia West
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Shorter Stories
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Shorter Stories

I recently finished up Heating and Cooling , a book of micro memoirs by Beth Ann Fennelly, the current poet laureate of Mississippi, and I thought it was incredibly interesting how she managed to tell complete stories in so little words. While some stories lasted a couple pages, others lasted less t...
by Aurelia West
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Anime Fans
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Anime Fans

I also started watching more anime during high school and I've definitely accumulated a few favorites, though I still haven't watched many of the classics which I plan on rectifying soon. Angel Beats! takes place in the afterlife and it was pretty interesting though somewhat rushed towards the end o...
by Aurelia West
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Students Lounge
Topic: School You Want to Visit?
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: School You Want to Visit?

I agree that Uagadou sounds amazing and I'd love to visit there. I think it's incredibly important to know as much about magic as possible, whether or not it is the same as what I utilize, and it would be amazing to go to the place where much magic originated. I'd also really love to visit Mahoutoko...
by Aurelia West
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Favorite theme track from a movie.
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Favorite theme track from a movie.

I also don't know about a specific soundtrack, but a friend of mine introduced me to the work of Jóhann Jóhannsson and I've been listening to his music so much lately that he was my number one artist on Spotify in 2017. He composed the music for the film The Theory of Everything which is absolutely ...
by Aurelia West
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Viewing Habits?
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Viewing Habits?

I typically like to wait until an entire season of a show is out so that I can watch all of the episodes in a short time. However, I don't usually binge watch since I don't have a lot of large blocks of time, so I'll watch a couple episodes at a time like Amy over the course of a week or two. I thin...
by Aurelia West
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Arianna
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Happy Birthday, Arianna

Happy Birthday, Arianna! Hope you have a wonderful day! :D
by Aurelia West
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Battleship
Topic: Single person sign up
Replies: 23
Views: 883

Re: Single person sign up

I'd like to find a team!

EDIT: Team found!

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