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by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon May 21, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Dungeons & Dragons
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Dungeons & Dragons

I'm very excited to be playing in my first Dungeons & Dragons campaign tomorrow night. It's something I've always been intrigued by, and, as luck would have it, a group has an opening for me. While I'll only be doing character creation just before we start, it looks like I'll be a Fighter/Elf. D...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon May 21, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 263
Views: 12296

Re: Quick Quotes

Our next prompt is:

A hero's title

From Morning Star by Pierce Brown:
The Shield of Tinos
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon May 14, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 263
Views: 12296

Re: Quick Quotes

Our next prompt is:

A worthy quest

From Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde:
the pursuit of knowledge
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun May 13, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: TV Show Revivals
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: TV Show Revivals

I recently found out that Charmed is getting a reboot. As much as I loved the original series when I was younger, I'm a bit wary of bringing it back with completely different characters (especially seeing as there would be an overlap in timelines between the original and the new one... it doesn't re...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun May 13, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: What movie coming in out in 2018 are you most excited for?
Replies: 11
Views: 200

Re: What movie coming in out in 2018 are you most excited for?

Another movie I'm looking forward to seeing is Mary Poppins Returns. I watched the original Mary Poppins numerous times while growing up as well as Saving Mr Banks in 2013, so I'm looking forward to returning to the story.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun May 13, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bingo - Announcements
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Book Bingo - Announcements

Congratulations to Maxim Trevelyan for being the first person to complete their Book Bingo card! 1700 beans have been sent his way (for completing all three tiers), and he's earned a shiny award too.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon May 07, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 263
Views: 12296

Re: Quick Quotes

May's first prompt is:

The power of stories

From Golden Son by Pierce Brown:
the magic of man is in words, in tales, in legends lost and in those still yet to come
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri May 04, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bingo - Announcements
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Book Bingo - Announcements

Just over a month left to complete your Book Bingo cards!

Remember that in order for the books you've read to count as part of the challenge, you'll need to post in either The Bookshelf or Between the Pages.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue May 01, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Wonder: May Book Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Wonder: May Book Discussion

When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. This month we'll be reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio. It follows the story of Auggie, a young boy with a facial deformity who attends school for the first time. We learn about the challenges he encounters as well as how he is able ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue May 01, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Wonder: Ordinary (Ch 1) - Names (Ch 31)
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Wonder: Ordinary (Ch 1) - Names (Ch 31)

In this post we'll be discussing chapters 1 through 31 of Wonder . 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 as it's HO...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue May 01, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Wonder: A Tour of the Galaxy (Ch 32) - Partners (Ch 63)
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Wonder: A Tour of the Galaxy (Ch 32) - Partners (Ch 63)

We will be discussing chapters 32-63 of Wonder . If you haven't read this far yet, worry not, as this thread will still be waiting for you. Part 2 sees the story shift to Via's perspective. What did you think of Via as a character? Did you empathise with her? Do you think Via's own attitude towards ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue May 01, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Wonder: Detention (Ch 64) - What I Miss Most (Ch 95)
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Wonder: Detention (Ch 64) - What I Miss Most (Ch 95)

Chapters 26-38 of Wonder will be discussed in this thread.

Even though Auggie’s story can be sad, the book is full of humor. Were there any parts that made you laugh? Why is humour so important to this story?

Please remember to include spoiler tags where necessary.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue May 01, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Wonder: Extraordinary, but No One There to See (Ch 96) - The Walk Home (Ch 123)
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Wonder: Extraordinary, but No One There to See (Ch 96) - The Walk Home (Ch 123)

The remaining chapters (chapters 96-123) of Wonder will be discussed in this thread, as well as the overall book itself. How would you describe Auggie as a person in the first few chapters of the book? What about the final few chapters? Has he changed significantly? Are there any experiences or epis...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Monthly Book Discussions
Replies: 28
Views: 1806

Re: Monthly Book Discussions

Just a reminder that we'll soon start reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Kendra!
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Happy Birthday, Kendra!

Happy Birthday, Kendra!

Have a wonderful day! :D
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bingo - Announcements
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Book Bingo - Announcements

Shiloh Adlar has recently completed Tier 1 on her bingo card. Congratulations! 200 beans have been sent her way.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Monthly Book Discussions
Replies: 28
Views: 1806

Re: Monthly Book Discussions

We'll be reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio in May. Synopsis from Goodreads: "I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse." August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5t...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Announcing HOL Version 5
Replies: 32
Views: 2158

Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Which discussion boards are you discontinuing? Classes sometimes make use of discussion boards rather than the HOL forum. These discussion boards are currently found under 'Class Discussion' on a particular class's page. Other areas where discussion boards are currently found include the Art and Li...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: TV Crossovers
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: TV Crossovers

I remember being pleasantly surprised watching an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, when Zooey Deschanel's character from New Girl (Jessica Day) appeared. While I haven't watched New Girl since maybe its third season, I do have some fond memories of the show, so it was nice having a reminder. I looked ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Harry Potter
Topic: Harry Potter Legos
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Harry Potter Legos

Back when the Harry Potter Lego sets first came out some years ago, I bought the Potions classroom set (which came with Snape and Peeves) and another set featuring Harry and Draco, two brooms and the Remembrall. I either lost or gave away most of the pieces that came with those sets (I have Snape, P...

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