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by Shiloh Adlar
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Getting to Know You
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Getting to Know You

As a follow up to my above post, I also read The Violinist's Thumb by Sam Kean. Perhaps this is an even better book to understand more about me. As the last one focused on the periodic table of elements, this one focuses on genetics and specifically our DNA. Once again, Kean goes through explaining ...
by Shiloh Adlar
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author – Mark Twain
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Presenting Author – Mark Twain

I also recently read The Adventure's of Tom Sawyer . I grabbed the copy my library had, and it's a newer version written specifically for younger readers while still not abridging anything. In other words, the language that Maxim was discussing has been taken out. I was aware of such things before s...
by Shiloh Adlar
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Inspirational Literary Characters
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Inspirational Literary Characters

This may be a strange post for some as the novel Before the Storm by Christie Golden is based off of a MMORPG called World of Warcraft. However, I still consider the characters literary as they are written into 18 novels, at least 2 novellas that I know of, and of course comics. I have read many of ...
by Shiloh Adlar
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Gold Spirit Award 2018-19
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: Gold Spirit Award 2018-19

1. Earn at least 8 quills
2. Earn 2500+ points
3. Assist 3 classes
4. Submit to at least 2 house papers
5. Participate in at least 1 HOL wide activity.
by Shiloh Adlar
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: LeakyCon 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 38

LeakyCon 2018

I was so happy this year to be able to attend LeakyCon 2018. I got back home late last night after an incredible weekend of Harry Potter greatness and getting to see some awesome Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts cast members! Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler were there and they were incredible together ...
by Shiloh Adlar
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Silas Hipolito Crist!
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Happy Birthday Silas Hipolito Crist!

Happy birthday, Silas!
by Shiloh Adlar
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Cosmo!
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Happy Birthday, Cosmo!

Happy birthday!!!
by Shiloh Adlar
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Giving a book another chance
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: Giving a book another chance

I keep coming back to the House of Night series and while I have been disappointed with the last few books I read, Dragon's Oath , a House of Night novella set between Awakened and Destined was quite good. I was intrigued to learn more about Anastasia's and Dragon's relationship and honestly with th...
by Shiloh Adlar
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Playing Boardgames Online
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Playing Boardgames Online

I also play online board games from time to time. Chess is a favorite as it requires me to develop strategy which keeps my brain happy. I also play checkers and monopoly, but the latter is rare. I do like playing against bots in order to give myself time to develop strategies, but playing against re...
by Shiloh Adlar
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Getting to Know You
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Getting to Know You

In order to understand my love for science, one should read The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean. I am in awe with this book which is a non-fictional account of all the elements on the periodic table and their history. There are fascinating stories that are told, some I had heard and others that were ...
by Shiloh Adlar
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Book Reading Challenges
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: Book Reading Challenges

It's time for BookTubeaThon again this year. It began yesterday, and I am one book in and working on my second out of the seven I am hoping to finish during this week long book challenge. Are any of you participating this year? Last year was a blast. While I am still not doing the video challenges, ...
by Shiloh Adlar
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Inspirational Literary Characters
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Inspirational Literary Characters

I was finished reading this incredible non-fiction book titled The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. The book is an autobiography of William Kamkwamba's life in Malawi and about his idea of building a windmill. It begins discussing his childhood and the magic in their...
by Shiloh Adlar
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Atypical Protagonists
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Atypical Protagonists

I also just read Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, and I loved it. As I put on my goodreads account, "I absolutely adored this book and the way it is told by a horse rather than a human. What a new insight this brings especially to those who think of animals as less than humans. This is a very sad thing ...
by Shiloh Adlar
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, CassieButterfly
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Happy Birthday, CassieButterfly

Happy birthday!!!!
by Shiloh Adlar
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Similarities Between Stories
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Similarities Between Stories

I finally finished Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There and was able to see many connections that may have inspired parts of Neil Gaiman's Coraline which I read a few months ago. After reading the first and second book of Alice's adventures, there was one thing that I noticed. Alice,...
by Shiloh Adlar
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Similarities Between Stories
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Similarities Between Stories

I finished reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and realized once again how much I love this book. The way ome thinks as a child is often lost among adulthood and this book really helps me get in touch with that again. All of the puns and riddles and poems in the book are mind b...
by Shiloh Adlar
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Atypical Protagonists
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Atypical Protagonists

I finished another children's book with an animal protagonist called Call of the Wild by Jack London. This is such a beautiful book however it was very difficult for me to read because it has a lot of cruelty towards animals in it. Some parts actually reminded me of other things, and I kept thinking...
by Shiloh Adlar
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Atypical Protagonists
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Atypical Protagonists

I recently finished The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame which is a lovely children's book following four animal characters, Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad. While humans are mentioned in the book, they play a smaller role with the exception of Toad's adventure. The book starts with introducing the...
by Shiloh Adlar
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy birthday Sky!
Replies: 9
Views: 109

Re: Happy birthday Sky!

Happy birthday, Sky!!!!
by Shiloh Adlar
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: SQL 2018
Topic: SQL 2018 SNITCH Ref Sign-Up Post 1
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: SQL 2018 SNITCH Ref Sign-Up Post 1

I'm able to ref

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