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by Maxim Trevelyan
Sat May 26, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 264
Views: 12387

Re: Quick Quotes

From Brisingr by Christopher Paolini:
Chrysanthemum Cleaver
by Maxim Trevelyan
Fri May 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Career Advice
Topic: Discussion #3 - Intelligence
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Discussion #3 - Intelligence

My type of intelligence is interpersonal intelligence or being people smart. I think I agree with the results, though I have to admit I expected the 'body smart' intelligence more. A lot of questions that were asked did not provide the answers that I would actually click (for example, I actually do ...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Tue May 15, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Career Advice
Topic: Discussion #2 - Personality
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Discussion #2 - Personality

I got ENFJ (Extravert(44%) iNtuitive(12%) Feeling(16%) Judging(38%)). I am not surprised at all with the results, though they sometimes fluctuate between ENFJ and ENFP. But for posterity, I will go with ENFJ, since this is what I got on the site provided to us. I quite agree with the results of the ...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon May 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Career Advice
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 6
Views: 781

Re: Introductions

My name is Maxim Trevelyan and I am a third year Ravenclaw. Besides this class I am also taking a Full-Year class The History of Witchcraft, Word Magic, Survival and Fantastic Worlds and Where to Find Them. I currently do not have as much time to indulge my hobbies, since a thesis is taking up all m...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon May 14, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 264
Views: 12387

Re: Quick Quotes

From Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead:
I need to protect her at all cost.
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sun May 13, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author – Mark Twain
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Presenting Author – Mark Twain

Title of the book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) Author: Mark Twain Series: Yes (Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn) Genres: Adventure / Fiction / Historical Short summary of the story (from Goodreads): On the banks of the Mississippi River, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every ...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sun May 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Getting to Know You
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Getting to Know You

I think that whoever wanted to know me a little better should read Bridge to Terabithia by the very talented Katherine Paterson. Why this book though? Mostly due to the story rather than characters themselves. It parallels perhaps the most important relationship I ever had in my life and its tragic ...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sun May 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author – Mark Twain
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Presenting Author – Mark Twain

Title of the book: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889) Author: Mark Twain Series: No Genres: Historical / Fantasy / Humor Audience: Young Adult on Short summary of the story (from Goodreads): A nineteenth-century American travels back in time to sixth-century England in this darkly co...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sun May 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author – Mark Twain
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Presenting Author – Mark Twain

Name of the author: Mark Twain Main genre: Realism / Fiction / Adventure / Historical / Non-Fiction / Humor Main audience: Young Adult on Main Books ⋅ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ⋅ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ⋅ The Prince and the Pauper ⋅ A Connecticut...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sat May 12, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Atypical Protagonists
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Atypical Protagonists

Undoubtedly, quite a large number of protagonists are children, young adults or grown-ups. We see dashing knights, mighty heroines, brave children and wicked villains. But rarely do we see any other protagonists than humans. Black Beauty (by Anna Sewell) is a real page-turner. The story is told from...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sat May 12, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Inspirational Literary Characters
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Inspirational Literary Characters

One of the most inspirational literary characters is definitely Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. Despite the times and her situation, she is staying true to herself and what she wants. Those years were heavy on the meaning of duty, especially when it concerned women. “Duty means doing thin...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Fri May 11, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: What happens if ... character/story switch
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: What happens if ... character/story switch

This thread got me thinking. I recently returned to Artemis Fowl series after not reading them for a couple of years. Artemis Fowl is undoubtedly a genius, even as a child and later, a teenager with emphasis in psychology, sociology, physics, literature, fine arts and music. He manages to trick fair...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Fri May 11, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Rick Riordan
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Presenting Author - Rick Riordan

Title of the book: The Lightning Thief Author: Rick Riordan Series: Yes (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) Main Genres: Fantasy / Mythology / Fiction Main Audience: Young Adult Short summary of the story (from Goodreads): Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or co...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Fri May 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Stephen King
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Presenting Author - Stephen King

Title of the book: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Author: Stephen King Series: No Main Genres: Non-fiction / Biography / Memoir Main Audience: Young Adult on Short summary of the story (from Goodreads): On Writing begins with King's childhood and his uncannily early focus on writing to tell a sto...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Tue May 08, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Stephen King
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Presenting Author - Stephen King

Title of the book: The Eyes of the Dragon Author: Stephen King Series: No Main Genres: Fantasy / Horror / Fiction Main Audience: Young Adult on Short summary of the story (from Goodreads): A fantasy of heroic adventure, set in the kingdom of Delain. It involves a king who is poisoned, a young and be...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Tue May 08, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Stephen King
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Presenting Author - Stephen King

Name of the author: Stephen King Main genre: Horror / Suspense / Mystery / Supernatural / Science-Fiction Main audience: Young Adult on Main Books King wrote a lot of fiction and non-fiction books, but amongst his most famous are: ⋅ Carrie ⋅ The Shining ⋅ The Green Mil...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Tue May 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Sabriel - by Garth Nix
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Sabriel - by Garth Nix

I read Sabriel first around 2005, sadly I did not have time to read it for the discussion in September, so I decided to reread it month or so ago. It was a great experience rereading this book and I really should do it more often. I think Sabriel is a wonderful role model and a heroine. Usually with...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon May 07, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Dan Brown
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Presenting Author - Dan Brown

Title of the Book: Deception Point (2001) Author: Dan Brown Series: No Main genre: Mystery / Suspense / Thriller / Fiction Main audience: Young Adult on Short summary of the story (from Goodreads): When a new NASA satellite spots evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon May 07, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Writes of Passage
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: Writes of Passage

As far as I can remember, Matilda was my foray into magic. My mother used to read it to me when I was a child, to attempt to instill a respect for power, and more, a love of books into me. And it worked! I identified a lot with Matilda. From the point of view of a child me, my parents were not the b...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon May 07, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 264
Views: 12387

Re: Quick Quotes

From On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King:
Books are a uniquely portable magic.

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