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by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Shorter Stories
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Shorter Stories

I don't often read short stories, but I really liked Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang. It's the story that the film Arrival was based on. As a former linguistics major, I love anything to do with language, so I really enjoyed it. I haven't yet read Ted Chiang's other stories in the book though. Anot...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Viewing Habits?
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: Viewing Habits?

I usually only watch one or two episodes at a time, but there have been times where I've binge watched a series.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Board games or video games
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Board games or video games

I’m a fan of both boardgames and video games, but if I had to choose one, it would definitely be boardgames. When I was younger, I much preferred playing video games, especially RPGs with an immersive world. Back then, the only boardgames I was exposed to were the likes of Cluedo, Monopoly and Risk,...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Xbox 360
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Xbox 360

My brother kindly gave me his Xbox 360 when he moved to another city a few years back. It's been a while since I last played anything on it (unless you count DVDs :mellow:), but I recently got hold of Shadowrunner, which sounds really intriguing. As for an Xbox One, I don't have any immediate plans ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Students Lounge
Topic: Early Bird or Night Owl?
Replies: 11
Views: 60

Re: Early Bird or Night Owl?

Back at university, I was more of a night owl, as I found it easier to work in the evenings and at night due to fewer distractions and interruptions... or it might have just been the pressure of an imminent deadline spurring me on. :lol: These days, I'm more of an early bird. I'm at my most producti...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Arianna
Replies: 9
Views: 54

Re: Happy Birthday, Arianna

Happy Birthday, Arianna!

Hope you have a lovely day!
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 196
Views: 7984

Re: Quick Quotes

This week's prompt is:

The name of a store that sells almost everything

From Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein:
Paraphernalia, Accoutrements and Doodads
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 196
Views: 7984

Re: Quick Quotes

Our next prompt is...

A useful skill to have

From The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman:
Amazing grammar in a crisis
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Monthly Book Discussions
Replies: 20
Views: 1154

Re: Monthly Book Discussions

We’ll be reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt in February. Synopsis from Goodreads: "Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid." Ally has been smart enough to fool a lot of smart people...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Book Review: All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

Title: All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook Author: Leslie Connor Genres: Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction Goodreads synopsis: Eleven-year-old Perry was born and raised by his mom at the Blue River Co-ed Correctional Facility in tiny Surprise, Nebraska. His mom is a resident on Cell Block C, and ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Shadow!
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Happy Birthday, Shadow!

Happy Birthday Shadow! Hope you have a lovely day!
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: How Many Books Do You Read Per Year
Replies: 221
Views: 7457

Re: How Many Books Do You Read Per Year

I usually read upwards of 30 books a year. I've managed to surpass the 50 book mark at least twice in the last 5 years, and I just missed it in 2017 by 2 books. I generally try not to set reading goals for myself though (with the exception of the Book Club's Summer and Winter Reading Challenges), as...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 196
Views: 7984

Re: Quick Quotes

In honour of the new year...

Part of a toast

From Blind Submission: A Novel by Debra Ginsberg:
Now, to books and all things literary.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18 - Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18 - Questions

Non-English books are fine for the Winter Reading Challenge, however, your review needs to be in English. Please include the original title as well as the translated title in your post.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Battleship
Topic: Team Sign Up
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Team Sign Up

Team name: HMS Musketeer

Captain: Prof. Gustavo Flores
Commander: Sky Alton
Rear Admiral: Prof. Amy Lupin
Lieutenant: Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 196
Views: 7984

Re: Quick Quotes

The last line of a haiku

From The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle:
Over the mountains
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Going away for Holidays
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Going away for Holidays

Enjoy spending the time with family!
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Ella Minnow Pea
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Book Review: Ella Minnow Pea

Title: Ella Minnow Pea Author: Mark Dunn Genres: Young Adult, Humor, Dystopia The novel centers around the island of Nollop, which was named after the fictional inventor of the pangram 'the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog'. There is a tribute to the inventor and the pangram itself, however a...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Hogsmeade Literary Festival
Topic: Hogsmeade Literary Festival
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Hogsmeade Literary Festival

The inhabitants of Hogsmeade thoroughly enjoyed the literary festival thanks to your efforts. From interesting themes to in-depth discussions, programs for the students of Hogwarts, the inaugural Hogsmeade Literary Festival has left a lasting impact. To thank you for your contributions, the mayor of...

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