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by Ariella McManus
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Book Review: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Title of the book: The Outsiders Authors: S.E. Hinton Series: No Genres: fiction, modern classic Short summary of the story: Told from the perspective of Ponyboy Curtis, it is a riveting commentary on classism,as well as a reminder that the 'good old days' of the 1960's weren't really all that good....
by Ariella McManus
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Scarlette-A Gothic Fairy Tale by Davonna Juroe
Replies: 0
Views: 266

Book Review: Scarlette-A Gothic Fairy Tale by Davonna Juroe

Title of the book: Scarlette-A Gothic Fairy Tale Authors:Edith Davonna Juroe Series: No Genres: fiction, fantasy, fairy tale Short summary of the story: It's a complete retelling of the Red Riding Hood story which twists the tale completely. It's a mesh between Red Riding Hood and the The Beast of G...
by Ariella McManus
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dario
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Happy Birthday, Dario

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DARIO!
by Ariella McManus
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Mary Louise Solves A Mystery by Edith Van Dyne
Replies: 0
Views: 465

Book Review: Mary Louise Solves A Mystery by Edith Van Dyne

Title of the book: Mary Lou Solves A Mystery Authors:Edith Van Dyne Series: The Bluebird Books Genres: fiction, classics, mystery Short summary of the story: This is the third book in the Bluebird Books written by L. Frank Baum under the pseudonym "Edith Van Dyne". The book revolves around a young h...
by Ariella McManus
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

That is so awesome!! B)
by Ariella McManus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Book Review: Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle

Title of the book: Sinful Cinderella Authors: Anita Valle Series: Dark Fairy Tale Queens Trilogy Genres: fantasy/fairy tale, fiction Short summary of the story: This is the first book in the Dark Fairy Tale Queen trilogy, and it puts a whole new spin on the Cinderella character. Far from being the i...
by Ariella McManus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Title of the book: Neverwhere Authors: Neil Gaiman Series: Neverwhere Books Genres: fantasy, fiction Short summary of the story: Underneath the city of London, there lies a whole other world, known as London Below, where the people who have fallen between the cracks of time live. Richard Mayhew, an ...
by Ariella McManus
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: The Big Bang Theory
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: The Big Bang Theory

I'm still going strong with this one. I'm still not totally on board with Howard and Bernadette, but I've learned to tolerate them better. My favourite character, by far, is Sheldon.
by Ariella McManus
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Movie Adaptations of Books
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Movie Adaptations of Books

Even though I generally find myself liking the book far better than the movie, there have been some adaptations that I do really enjoy. One that springs to mind instantly is The Shining by Stephen King. I thought Kubriak did a remarkable rendition of it and gave us some of the most iconic scenes eve...
by Ariella McManus
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Favourite Genre?
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Favourite Genre?

If you're anything like me, you don't limit yourself to just one genre. But, that being said, everyone has their personal favourites. For me it would either be mystery or horror. What about you?
by Ariella McManus
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: QWC 2017
Topic: Quidditch World Cup Sign-Up Post
Replies: 22
Views: 2117

Re: Quidditch World Cup Sign-Up Post

I'm in! Yes, the world has ended; I'm doing something 'quidditch-y" lol. Creaothceann looks like a potential favourite.
by Ariella McManus
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Whose Stone is it Anyway?
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: Whose Stone is it Anyway?

I'm not sure it's fair to say that the title was "dumbed down" for the American audience. To me it seems more like a question of culture. Firstly, the alchemists of legend, including Nocolas Flamel, were not really a part of our nation''s shared history, having lived almost 4 centuries before our n...
by Ariella McManus
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Does Magic Last?
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Does Magic Last?

What first drew me to Harry Potter wasn't so much of a "what" as a "who". In my mind, Harry Potter was a children's series, and it wasn't until my daughter finally wore me down that I even considered giving them a glance. Like a nice mom, I took her to see the first movie, and after getting lost in ...
by Ariella McManus
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Remakes
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Remakes

It seems that the new trend in Hollywood is remakes. The one that comes to mind for me is the upcoming "IT" based on the novel by Stephen King. I'll give it a whirl, but to be honest, I'm expecting to be disappointed. Tim Curry WAS Pennywise, and I don't know that anyone else can top (or even come c...
by Ariella McManus
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Cancelled Shows
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Re: Cancelled Shows

I actually enjoyed CSI:Cyber and was really sad to see it end.
by Ariella McManus
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Cancelled Shows
Replies: 4
Views: 891

Cancelled Shows

I know it's a few months before the Fall TV season starts again, but we already know that (unfortunately) not all of our favourite shows will make the cut for next season. Which of your favourite shows have been cancelled/ended? For me, it's Bones. Even though I haven't watched that one in ages, it ...
by Ariella McManus
Thu May 04, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Bull
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Bull

For years, Michael Weatherly played Tony on NCIS. I know his new show is doing well, but I just can't seem to get into it. Thoughts on Bull, anyone?
by Ariella McManus
Thu May 04, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: The Big Bang Theory
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: The Big Bang Theory

The ones I could actually do without are Howard and Bernadette. I don't hate them; but they are definitely my least favourite characters. Penny reminds me of myself a little; I like to tease my husband and say that he is my 'Leonard'.
by Ariella McManus
Thu May 04, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Doctor Who!
Replies: 76
Views: 6602

Re: Doctor Who!

Bill really is a breath of fresh air that has been badly needed for a few series now. I always liked Capaldi's Doctor, but with Bill he really seems to come into his own. It will be interesting to see where Chibnall takes it next series, and I am a little excited for that. Despite all my grumbling, ...

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