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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 19
Views: 518

Re: Quick Quotes

A reason for going on a quest

From The Princess Bride S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure / the "good parts" version, abridged by William Goldman by William Goldman
Tr . . . ooooo . . . luv . . .
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: A Goldfish Called Fluffy
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: A Goldfish Called Fluffy

You are welcome, Sky. I was thinking of this; you took a basic idea and expanded it in a direction that I'd not thought of. :D Then it continued expanding and I realized I have a huge teddy-bear. His name is ... Freddy Bear. Not that his name has anything to do with one of my favorite Harry Potter p...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Eve!
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Happy Birthday, Eve!

Happy Birthday, Eve! I hope you have a very wonderful and quiet and magical birthday. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cGEjOVxNZEg/UB5KWlctv3I/AAAAAAAACf8/PyhuZbBOvho/s1600/Eve.jpg Image shows a woman, who has short, choppy-cut, brown hair holding a rather LARGE cat. Words, here and there in picture -- "I...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Reading Treasure Map - Scribblings
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Reading Treasure Map - Scribblings

More adventures to be had ... I made my way (escaped?) from the on-going party to something which I hoped would be a place of rest. No, that hope was misplaced, as I stumbled into Divergent . Oh, this is not a pleasant place to be at all! It's interesting, yes, in the way that a very dangerous sort ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Rex Stout
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Presenting Author - Rex Stout

Title of the book: Fer-de-Lance Author: Rex Stout Series: yes - Nero Wolfe/Archie Goodwin stories Genres: mystery, fiction, mystery/crime, mystery/detective Short summary of the story: This is the first book of the Nero Wolfe/Archie Goodwin stories. Much of their appeal is because of the character d...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Rex Stout
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Presenting Author - Rex Stout

Name of the author: Rex Stout Main genre: mystery, adventure, thriller, fiction Main audience: young adult on Main books: Rex Stout mysteries; Dol Bonner, Tecumseh Fox and Alphabet Hicks mysteries Short summary of the author: A genius in his own right, Rex Stout applied the clocklike precision with ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Fantastic Beasts
Topic: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - the movie
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - the movie

Wow Maude, that sounds amazing! I was lucky enough to win tickets to the UK premiere of the first FB film and walked past Eddie on the red carpet. I was struck by how tall he is in person (although I imagine he was sitting for most of the commentary :lol: ) I've also seen the film twice so far, I'm...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Wand-Making
Topic: Wand-making - Questions?
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Wand-making - Questions?

Question: I would like to take Wand-making, but I cannot click on it from the main Class signup page to join. Can I still take it? If so, how? Answer: Wand-making is still open for sign-up -- but not from the Class page . If you are wanting to join Wand-making, please send me an HOL Message OR write...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 13-19
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 13-19

This was a fun part of the book, when the clues started coming in fast and furious, with some more character development happening. Who is this McDermott person? I was starting to suspect a couple of people of being more (or less) than they appear to be? It's sort of fun to read of the London of tha...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Charms
Topic: Charms - Questions?
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Charms - Questions?

Question: Where do I send my completed homework? Answer: Send your homework to the address which shows up on the Class Assignment page. This is the assignment 1 page -- click . As it says there "Send your homework to charms @ cosmoschaise.co.uk ... " ( <--- I put a couple of spaces in the email addr...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 7-12
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 7-12

This is great -- I was surprised to start accumulating clues in this story. My first experience of mystery stories was Rex Stout, followed closely by Agatha Christie, so I was sort of accustomed to having the clues doled out so we have a chance to solve it ourself along with whoever is the actual de...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 20-27
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 20-27

I'm jumping ahead to this post, because I'm just so wow about the story. Thank you, Amy, for finding this book! It's a quick read, at least it is a quick read for me, because once I got past the establishing chapters, the story was so swift and didn't drag anywhere. Amy had written, in the post for ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 1-6
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow: Chapters 1-6

Yay, I got the book from the library via an Interlibrary Loan! This is entirely different and not at all what I was expecting. What a cast of characters introduced in these first chapters! Here's Sophie and she has a story which is tragic but is gritting through. And Billy who is alert and gets int...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Monthly Book Discussions
Replies: 36
Views: 4030

Re: Monthly Book Discussions

In April our Monthly Book discussion goes from March's present-day luxurious department store in the here and now to an unknown time in the great city of Kelior in the Kingdom of Numis, a land where magic is controlled by the rulers of of that country. Od Magic , by Patricia McKillip , contains wisd...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 19
Views: 518

Re: Quick Quotes

Useful advice when setting out on an adventure

From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Fantastic Beasts
Topic: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - the movie
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - the movie

I received a notification from USPS that a package (a book) for which I've been waiting for months to come out (and for years to be written) was in my mailbox. So I dropped everything and went to my mailbox. ... There was a package in there, from Amazon Fulfillment Services ... and I wondered - 'but...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Cold Toes - or not?
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Cold Toes - or not?

There is another topic in here, asking how to heat a castle . Depending on the methods used, magic or otherwise, the question of cold toes arises. What kind of footwear does one wear on one's feet -- and they probably wouldn't show under those black robes -- so what does one wear? If the castle is s...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Brrr, Freeze COLD - how to heat a castle
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Brrr, Freeze COLD - how to heat a castle

I'm about to post another topic of 'being cold' in the castle, and things that people can do about staying warm. But, no one wrote any brilliant ideas in here of what they would do, to keep the castle warm? Are you a witch (or wizard) or not?! :ph34r: One idea that I had was the notion of invisible ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Prof. Amy Lupin!
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Happy Birthday, Prof. Amy Lupin!

https://namebirthdaycakes.com/v/images/dps/350/happy-birthday-amy-cake_12d7.png image shows picture of top of heart shaped birthday cake on a silver coloured platter. It has white icing in the middle and pink roses along the edge with script in black font "Happy Birthday to You Amy" written on the ...

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