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by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bingo - Announcements
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Book Bingo - Announcements

There's just over 4 months left for Book Bingo.

Don't forget to post your write-ups in The Bookshelf or Between the Pages. The books you've read won't count as part of the challenge otherwise.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 3 - Reading Initiatives
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Week 3 - Reading Initiatives

Harry Potter Book Night is an initiative by Bloomsbury to both celebrate the magic of Harry Potter as well as introduce new readers to this wondrous world. There are other initiatives out there to encourage people to read, whether more generally or relating to specific themes or works. At the Book C...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 3 - Invent a Game
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Week 3 - Invent a Game

One way to encourage people to engage with books is have them participate in games relating to them. These can range in complexity and depth. There’s a variety of boardgames, card games and even video games out there that were based on individual works, from Sherlock Holmes, to Shakespeare, Harry Po...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018

Two more days left to submit Week 2's tasks!
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Fish in a Tree: February Book Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Fish in a Tree: February Book Discussion

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. This month we’ll be reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. It follows the story of Ally, a girl who later finds out her learning difficulties can be att...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Fish in a Tree: Chapters 1-12
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Fish in a Tree: Chapters 1-12

In this thread we'll be discussing chapters 1 through 12 of Fish in a Tree . We'll be including a short prompt in every post to get you thinking but you are more than welcome to ignore or adapt them. We'd love to hear absolutely anything that occurs to you while reading (however small) just so long ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Fish in a Tree: Chapters 13-25
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Fish in a Tree: Chapters 13-25

We will be discussing chapters 13-25 of Fish in a Tree . If you haven’t read this far yet, worry not, as this thread will still be waiting for you. Albert and Ally discuss the labels that people sometimes give others. Do you agree that there is more to someone than their label? Remember to include s...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Fish in a Tree: Chapters 26-38
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Fish in a Tree: Chapters 26-38

Chapters 26-38 of Fish in a Tree will be discussed in this thread.

Keisha tells Ally, "We’re not gonna fit in, but we’re gonna stand out". Would you rather fit or stand out?

Please remember to include spoiler tags where necessary.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Fish in a Tree: Chapters 39-51
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Fish in a Tree: Chapters 39-51

The remaining chapters (chapters 39-51) of Fish in a Tree will be discussed in this thread, as well as the overall book itself. The Ally we meet at the beginning of the story is very different from the Ally at the story’s conclusion. In what ways is she the same, and in what ways has she changed? Wh...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 1 - Illustration
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: Week 1 - Illustration

Submissions have been received from:

Arianna Stonewater
Aurelia West
Emanuel Hines
Gail Allen
Kaitlyn Nightingale
Kendra Givens
Maxim Trevelyan
Polaris Black
Shadow Gaunt
Vanessa Tilley
Will Lestrange
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 1 - Obstacles to Reading
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: Week 1 - Obstacles to Reading

Submissions have been received from:

Arianna Stonewater
Aurelia West
Emanuel Hines
Gail Allen
Hannah R Thomas
Kendra Givens
Maxim Trevelyan
Polaris Black
Shadow Gaunt
Vanessa Tilley
Will Lestrange
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 211
Views: 8803

Re: Quick Quotes

Our last prompt for January is...

The best part of a vacation

From A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan:
an obscure Vystrani ruin
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 1 - Obstacles to Reading
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Week 1 - Obstacles to Reading

Reading is such a big part of my life — I imagine it to be the same for most of you as well — and yet I find I often take it for granted. For some, reading can be an enormous challenge. We see this in Fish in a Tree (our upcoming book discussion) with Ally, who has dyslexia, a reading disorder. A nu...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Solving the Crime in the Nick of Time
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Solving the Crime in the Nick of Time

I really enjoyed Dan Brown's books, although I confess I have yet to read Origin . One of my favourite mysteries is probably The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason. It follows Sherlock Holme's fictional niece as well as Bram Stoker's fictional sister as they try solve the matter at hand together. I...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18
Replies: 19
Views: 438

Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

Only three more days to post your write-ups!
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Monthly Book Discussions
Replies: 22
Views: 1251

Re: Monthly Book Discussions

Just a reminder that we'll soon start reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Announcing HOL Version 5
Replies: 17
Views: 648

Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Will this affect how Hogsmeade/The Forums/Classes/point-quill-award submissions/etc all look/operate or just the main HOL page? The overall look and feel of the main HOL website will change. Some aspects will operate slightly differently. Dario and I have made every effort to make things more strai...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 211
Views: 8803

Re: Quick Quotes

This week's prompt is:

Something unexpected

From The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman:
And at that moment the alligators burst into the room.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18 - Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18 - Questions

Plays are fine. :)
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Announcing HOL Version 5
Replies: 17
Views: 648

Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Amanda Summers wrote:Will ID's remain and al that stays the same? classes etc?


Everyone will still have their HOL IDs, and all information relating to classes will transfer as well.

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