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by Maxim Trevelyan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 3 - Discussion: Abridged Books
Replies: 22
Views: 164

Re: Week 3 - Discussion: Abridged Books

Shiloh's post made me remember my own Foreign Literature/Language courses that I took. Reading a book in a foreign language seems daunting at first, especially if you are not all that familiar with it, so reading abridged books is a great idea. You still get the feel for the story and you can stop a...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 211
Views: 8803

Re: Quick Quotes

From City of Bones by Cassandra Clare:
Don't order any of the faerie food.
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 3 - Discussion: Abridged Books
Replies: 22
Views: 164

Re: Week 3 - Discussion: Abridged Books

I do not think I ever read the abridged book but once, and that was fairly recently. I picked up a copy of Pride and Prejudice, so I could read it for Book Bingo, but it seemed rather thin to me. However, I disregarded that, since I clearly told the librarian that I need the full book. When I opened...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 211
Views: 8803

Re: Quick Quotes

From A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin:
Most have been forgotten.
by Maxim Trevelyan
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?
Replies: 22
Views: 216

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

I agree with Shiloh. The quality and feel of the audio book largely depends on who is narrating it and therefore, just how much storytelling magic they can bring to the listener. I remember that I wanted to get into audio books for Book Club Bingo, so I could multitask, but I could not really bring ...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?
Replies: 22
Views: 216

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

I think I might be in a minority here, but I do not think that they recreate the magic of communal storytelling. At least not for me. When I think back on the day when my mama or grandparents told me and my cousin stories, we always sat next or before the person, with milk or hot chocolate in hand a...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Occlumency
Topic: Received Assignments
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Received Assignments

I will post the names of the people whose assignments I had received here. If you do not see your name posted after a week of turning the assignment in, contact me over HOL Message. If your name is in italics , it means that I already awarded the points. Lesson One Hermione Draco Olivia Thorneblood ...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: February - Maze
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: February - Maze

The first person to turn the solution in is...

Prof. Tarma Amelia Black

Siobhan Sullivan
Gail Allen
Anna Snape
Vanessa Tilley
Arianna Stonewater
by Maxim Trevelyan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: February - Maze
Replies: 1
Views: 66

February - Maze

Help the poor Niffler find its way to the pile of gold!

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Send me the solution via HOL Forum message (Subject: HOLLERS February Maze) by February 28th 11:59 pm HOL time for 25 Hoots!
by Maxim Trevelyan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Creative Outlet
Topic: February - Make a Friend Day
Replies: 3
Views: 73

February - Make a Friend Day

On February 11th , people around the world are encouraged to forge new relationships on Make a Friend Day . Did you know that the longest friendship bracelet was created by Benchmark Senior Living and was 660.48m (2,166 ft. 11 in.) long? To complete this challenge, I want you to pick a friend and wr...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Creative Outlet
Topic: February - Ferris Wheel Day
Replies: 1
Views: 48

February - Ferris Wheel Day

Accompanying Valentine’s Day and Library Lovers Day on February 14th , is Ferris Wheel Day. Did you know that that first Ferris Wheel debuted at World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, in 1893? Color in the page below. You can do it either by hand or a computer, but do include a wide array of color...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Creative Outlet
Topic: February - Library Lovers Day
Replies: 3
Views: 75

February - Library Lovers Day

February 14th is not only reserved for Valentine’s Day, but also for all lovers of books with Library Lovers Day . Did you know that the highest library from ground level is situated in Shanghai, China, at 230.9m (757 ft. 6 in.) inside JW Marriott Hotel? To show your love and appreciation of books,...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Creative Outlet
Topic: January - National Bird Day
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: January - National Bird Day

10 hoots and beans for Prof. Tarma Amelia Black and Shiloh Adlar!
by Maxim Trevelyan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Creative Outlet
Topic: January - Puzzle Day
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: January - Puzzle Day

Once again, awesome contributions!

15 hoots and beans go to:

Shadow Gaunt
Shiloh Adlar
by Maxim Trevelyan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Creative Outlet
Topic: January - Opposite Day
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: January - Opposite Day

Amazing stories! :)

20 Hoots and beans go to:

Shadow Gaunt
Shiloh Adlar
by Maxim Trevelyan
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Battleship
Topic: We Have a Winner!
Replies: 16
Views: 239

Re: We Have a Winner!

Thank you Kyrie, Gail, Astrid and Arianna for this amazing, though sometimes (okay, a lot of times) frustrating activity. :lol:
by Maxim Trevelyan
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 211
Views: 8803

Re: Quick Quotes

From Inferno by Dan Brown:
It’s called Denial.
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?
Replies: 33
Views: 401

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

I will join the re-reading wagon with Gail! I have two or three books that are my absolute favorite and I reread them many times; Sherlock Holmes' collection of stories (two books) and collection of short stories by Joanne Harris. I always have one of those in my bag in case my phone runs out of bat...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: The Name Game
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: The Name Game

Jeremy Irons as a narrator! There is something in his voice that is juuuuust right for historical narration.

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King?
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?
Replies: 33
Views: 401

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

Similarly to Emanuel, I do not feel as if I have any special reading habits. Depends mostly on why I am reading the book, I suppose. If it is for my own pleasure, I do not underline or make notes, because I think it is a shame to spoil a book by scribbling. However, if we are talking about a textboo...

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