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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18
Replies: 12
Views: 96

Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2017/18

I pledge three (3) books!

**It'd be more but I'm also doing the Book Bingo and I see that I cannot use the same book for both. B)
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Pottermore
Topic: Pottermore - Christmas Corner
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Pottermore - Christmas Corner

Pottermore now has a celebration of Christmas up on its pages. Christmas Corner - Pottermore Stay at Hogwarts for Christmas Welcome to our Christmas Corner, a special selection of Harry Potter festive goodness. Why not pull a cracker and share a hilarious wizarding world joke, or enjoy our gorgeous ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Matilda: Chapter 17 - Chapter 21
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Matilda: Chapter 17 - Chapter 21

It's funny how the end of this book, how it is brought to the end by the author, turned around my opinion of the book in general. I was all ready to just finish the book because I said I would, and was horrified by what is considered a 'nice' 'children's book' and then, at the ve...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Matilda: Chapter 12 - Chapter 16
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Matilda: Chapter 12 - Chapter 16

I continued reading this book because I was determined to finish it. What is termed 'miracles' is not what I call miracles though -- it's just sort of like natural abilities? Something she thought of, and focused on and it happened. As for the punishments and the cruelties listed in the ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Creative Outlet
Topic: December – National Sock Day
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: December – National Sock Day

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This is a pair of socks knit for me by the Cheeky One. :D
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Seven Wonders of Engineering
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Book Review: Seven Wonders of Engineering

Title of the book: Seven Wonders of Engineering Author: Ron Miller Series: Yes - Seven Wonders Genres: Dewey decimal 624 -- book relating to engineering Short summary of the book: This is a book written for young adults and an obvious attempt to get them interested in engineering. That said, I reall...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Fantastic Beasts
Topic: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay (Hardcover)
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay (Hardcover)

Goodreads does a polling for the 'Best Books' each year. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay was voted Best Fantasy ! click It beat out several other great books, including Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman and Oathbringer by Brandon Sande...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Secret Elf Gift Exchange
Topic: Sign-ups
Replies: 23
Views: 424

Re: Sign-ups

Name: Professor Tarma Amelia Black House: Hufflepuff HOL Email: tarmab @ gmail.com Are you willing to be a back up elf just in case someone is unable to fulfill their elfin duties: Sure. :) Wish List: -- Siggy -- themes -- Captain Jack (Harkness or Sparrow); Doctor Who (#9 or #10 or the War Doctor);...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 177
Views: 6152

Re: Quick Quotes

Our first December prompt is --

The title of ______’s autobiography

From Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: The Hobbit, From Tolkien to Jackson
Topic: Welcome to The Hobbit, From Tolkien to Jackson
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Welcome to The Hobbit, From Tolkien to Jackson

Are you sad to see this class no longer on the list of those you can click to sign up for? The Hobbit, From Tolkien to Jackson IS open for signups. I've just closed the signup that you can click from the Main HOL page. If you want to join the class, please send me an HOL Message - topic The Hobbit S...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Wand-Making
Topic: Wand-making Fall 2017 Term
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Wand-making Fall 2017 Term

Hi everyone! Wand-making IS open for signups. I've just closed the Wand-making signup that you can click from the Main HOL page. If you want to join the class, please send me an HOL Message - topic Wand-making Signup. I need to arrange for extensions, on an individual basis, for the assignments due ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: November - Maze
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: November - Maze

The answer is provided by Aurelia West!


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Well done to everyone who made their way from The Leaky Cauldron to Diagon Alley! :)
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Matilda: Chapter 7 - Chapter 11
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Matilda: Chapter 7 - Chapter 11

Matilda has gone from visiting the library on her own to going to school and encounters other children. In these chapters I read about a teacher who I feel is very admirable and intelligent and also about someone who allegedly is in charge but is simply not very believable. (However, yes, I'...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 177
Views: 6152

Re: Quick Quotes

Our last prompt for November is --

An excuse for forgetting a birthday

from Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
The building was on fire, and it wasn’t my fault.
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Matilda: Chapter 1 - Chapter 6
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Matilda: Chapter 1 - Chapter 6

I finally got it from the library! First impressions. This is a difficult book for me to read. Everything seems so 'over the top'. Sure the family of Matilda is gormless and unnoticing of who and what she is, but I'm not very impressed by her retaliation in kind. However, she is simply ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Care of Magical Pets
Topic: Pet Discussion #4
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Pet Discussion #4

If I was at Hogwarts and if I was a student there ... if I had my druthers, I'd have both an owl and a cat. I'm not very interested in having a toad as a pet! Cats have a mystique about them which is rather awesome. They are not one to be trained into doing things ... yet I've seen some cats do rema...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Students Lounge
Topic: Which Nutcracker ballet has your vote?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Which Nutcracker ballet has your vote?

My favorite is the very first one I ever saw (felt, watched, listened to) when I was a kid. I have no idea of who the performers were -- what I do remember is I loved it and this started a life-long appreciation of dance, music and performing arts. I particularly loved Trepak (the Russian Dance)! ht...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Challenges
Topic: November - Maze
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: November - Maze

*bump*

You have until the end of November to find your way from The Leaky Cauldron to Diagon Alley!

Remember, there are other Challenges here in HOLLERS. Go check them out if you've not done so yet. Earn Hoots! :)
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Sir Paddy
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Happy Birthday, Sir Paddy

Happy Birthday, Sir Paddy!

I hope you have a wonderful and magical birthday. :wub:

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