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by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Quick Quotes

I clearly didn't take my own advice last week when I strayed into the path of a fairly large dragon. I've only just now managed to get to relative safety to post this week's prompt: A reason for going on a quest From The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan: the exhilaration of ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Prof. Amy Lupin!
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: Happy Birthday, Prof. Amy Lupin!

Thanks for the birthday wishes, I had a lovely day. :wub:
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Quick Quotes

Our next prompt is:

Useful advice when setting out on an adventure

From Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron:
stay out of the way of bigger dragons
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: March Prompt: Magical Merchandise
Replies: 0
Views: 41

March Prompt: Magical Merchandise

Dervish and Banges, Sinclair's and The Nowhere Emporium all have something in common: a wide assortment of wonders to behold. This month we'd like you to design an advert for something you might have come across during one of your visits to a shop in a book. Be sure to include important details such...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Professor Ryan Granger!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Happy Birthday Professor Ryan Granger!!!

Happy Birthday, Ryan!
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Cody!!
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Happy Birthday, Cody!!

Happy Birthday, Cody!

Hope you managed to get a game or two in. ;)
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Quick Quotes

Our first prompt for March is:

Something you would find on a signpost in a fantasy setting

From Magic Kingdom For Sale/Sold by Terry Brooks:
Magic kingdom for sale
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: March Book Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 124

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: March Book Discussion

This month we'll be reading The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine and joining Sophie as she embarks on her new adventure in the lap of luxury that is Sinclair's Department Store. It's far from plain sailing though as danger and dishonesty are gathering beneath the gloss of high-...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 1-6
Replies: 1
Views: 56

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 1-6

We'll be discussing chapters 1 through 6 of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow in this thread. In the first few chapters, we're already introduced to both Sophie and Billy. On the surface, both seem rather ordinary characters prone to mishaps, though not without hopes and dreams of their own. They...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 7-12
Replies: 1
Views: 59

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 7-12

We'll be discussing chapters 7 through 12 of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow in this thread. In these chapters, one of the characters stumbles across a potential clue as to the titular mystery. Do you enjoy stories where you can attempt to solve the mystery alongside the characters (or even bef...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 13-19
Replies: 1
Views: 88

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 13-19

We'll be discussing chapters 13 through 19 of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow in this thread. It's been alluded to throughout the book that the story is set in Edwardian London, and Sinclair's along with the fascination around it is reminiscent of the early days when Selfridges first opened its...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 20-27
Replies: 1
Views: 59

The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 20-27

We'll be discussing chapters 20 through 27 of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow in this thread, as well as the book as a whole. After going to great lengths to prove Sophie's innocence, she and her friends stumble across the truth of who was really behind it all. Did the answer surprise you or di...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Monthly Book Discussions
Replies: 36
Views: 4040

Re: Monthly Book Discussions

In March, we’re stepping back in time and right into a luxurious department store where a mystery is about to unravel amongst the haberdashery and hats. We’ll be reading ‘Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow’ by Katherine Woodfine. This is a light-hearted and exciting detective story with a wealth of hi...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Creative Outlet
Topic: February – Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: February – Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans

https://i.imgur.com/8attcEo.jpg Some new flavours coming to a wizarding sweet shop near you include: Parchment (slightly dry but full of character) Clouds (airy but moist) Sunlight (side effect: may experience warm and fuzzy feelings) Leaves (unbeleafable taste) Waffles (tastes so good you'll waffl...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Quick Quotes

An ingredient in a questionable dessert

From Magic Kingdom for Sale/Sold by Terry Brooks:
flowers of every colour
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Gaming Goals
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Gaming Goals

One month into the year, and I seem to be on track with my goal of playing boardgames more regularly. I've also enjoyed following the progress a friend of mine is making with their own boardgaming goals (as well as contributing to it). They've already reached their 5x5 goal (6 plays of my copy of Mi...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Games Talk Rulebook
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Games Talk Rulebook

Welcome to the Games Talk forum! Pull up a chair and join us to discuss your favourite tabletop game or chat about your favourite consoles and any video games that you recently enjoyed. Share your favourite genres and just about anything related to games. There are some important things to keep in m...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: February Prompt: Make a Mark
Replies: 0
Views: 76

February Prompt: Make a Mark

Just as most of us enjoy reading about the fictional worlds some of our favourite characters inhabit, it's likely that these characters in turn pick up a book from time to time -- whether for a bit of "light reading" or in search of critical knowledge to help them in their quests, be it Cimorene, El...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Reading Treasure Map - Scribblings
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Reading Treasure Map - Scribblings

As you venture through the literary landscape of your choice, you may stumble across other interesting landmarks or even the habitats of fascinating creatures. Should you spot a dragon's lair you may wish to jot down "here be dragons" so as to warn other adventurers. Or perhaps in chatting to locals...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Alexander Brighton!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Happy Birthday Alexander Brighton!!!

Happy Birthday, Alex!

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