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by Alexandra Steele
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Dungeons & Dragons
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Dungeons & Dragons

I played for the first time last year, after listing to the Adventure Zone podcast. I happened to have a friend who had played in college, so he set up a group with a few others, and we've been playing relatively regularly ever since. My character is a Halfling Rogue (I'd watched The Hobbit right be...
by Alexandra Steele
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Georgette Heyer
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Presenting Author - Georgette Heyer

Title of the book : Frederica (1965) Author : Georgette Heyer Series : No Genres : Regency romance, comedy of manners, historical fiction Short summary of the story : Frederica is the eldest sister of a clutch of siblings, and with no parents to help her see them well-established, she decides to ca...
by Alexandra Steele
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: E3 2018 & Death Stranding
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: E3 2018 & Death Stranding

I hadn't really kept up with any news, so I had no idea if people suspected that a new Elder Scrolls was coming!! To be honest, I've played a lot of Skyrim , but I doubt that I've seen all of the things they've managed to squeeze into it. Along with GTA V , I'm pretty sure Skyrim has the most replay...
by Alexandra Steele
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Music in Your Area of the World
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Music in Your Area of the World

Wow, I got an absolute blast from the past when you mentioned Bud, Not Buddy - I remember reading it in school, and the tapes the teacher played are my earliest memories of hearing jazz. (I'm afraid I don't remember the actual book as clearly, except for some line about "Anyone ever told you you've ...
by Alexandra Steele
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: New Gorillaz album on June 29, 2018!
Replies: 1
Views: 146

New Gorillaz album on June 29, 2018!

The Gorillaz are releasing a new album at the end of the month, on June 29th! It's titled The Now Now , and I believe that so far they've released three new singles from it on YouTube and the like. If anyone keeps up with the stories of the fictional band members, their newest music video "Humility"...
by Alexandra Steele
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review - A Visit from the Goon Squad
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Book Review - A Visit from the Goon Squad

Title of the book : A Visit from the Goon Squad Author : Jennifer Egan Series : No Genres : Literary fiction*, character study *While this book is definitely literary fiction (it won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Literature), I would hesitate to recommend it to readers younger than high-school age. S...
by Alexandra Steele
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Georgette Heyer
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Presenting Author - Georgette Heyer

Title of the book : Black Sheep (1966) Author : Georgette Heyer Series : No Genres : Regency romance, comedy of manners, historical fiction Short summary of the story : Having reached the age of 28 without finding a gentleman who could inspire anything beyond friendly cordiality, the wealthy and at...
by Alexandra Steele
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Georgette Heyer
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Presenting Author - Georgette Heyer

Name of the author : Georgette Heyer Main genre : Regency romance (non-explicit), comedy of manners Main audience : All ages, but clearly directed at a female readership Main books : The Grand Sophy (1950), Frederica (1965), The Nonesuch (1962) Short summary of the author : Georgette Heyer authored...
by Alexandra Steele
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Sense8 finale
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Sense8 finale

Is anyone else extremely excited for the Netflix finale of Sense8 next weekend (June 8)?? I absolutely adore this show from top to bottom, and while I'm disappointed that it won't be receiving a full third season, I am incredibly grateful that they're at least putting together this finale to wrap up...
by Alexandra Steele
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Classics
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Classics

I think part of what makes defining a "classic" so trick to pin down is that in most cases, a classic is something in which readers can still find something of themselves or their society, even if they are several generations removed. To go off Shiloh's example, I love Emma because even though the s...
by Alexandra Steele
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: E3 2018 & Death Stranding
Replies: 2
Views: 244

E3 2018 & Death Stranding

Since E3 is coming up (I think it technically starts on June 9th, but the actual meat of the announcements don't start until June 12th), I wanted to take the chance to gush about what I think is the most interesting upcoming game and to hear what other HOLers are excited about. Death Stranding (PS4)...
by Alexandra Steele
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Howl's Moving Castle: June Book Discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: Howl's Moving Castle: June Book Discussion

I'm so excited to be joining the book club just in time for Howl ! I read it a few years ago after seeing the animated movie, and I remember loving Jones' imagination and sense of humor. Sophie was even more lovable in book form, so I'm looking forward to refreshing my memory. Sophie's character has...
by Alexandra Steele
Tue May 29, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Sports Talk
Topic: Baseball's Opening Day 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Baseball's Opening Day 2018

My home team didn't do too badly and scraped a win, so I'll count that as a good start. I didn't actually get to watch the game (I've given up on paying for cable, and decided to pass on watching from a bar), but Google is surprisingly good at giving me little notifications to keep me updated. I'm t...

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