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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Mark Frost
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Presenting Author - Mark Frost

Title of the book: Rogue Author: Mark Frost Series: The Paladin Prophecy (Book 3 of 3) Genres: fiction, adventure, young adult, science fiction, magic, fantasy Short summary of the story: So now a lot of the bits and pieces of the mysteries and conundrums posed in Alliance come to the fore and are e...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Pottermore
Topic: Another Holiday and a New Quiz!
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: Another Holiday and a New Quiz!

21/28 · Scored 75% Result: Love your work You’re not quite as into Valentine’s Day as Professor Lockhart, but you’re pretty damn close. Were you secretly amused by his ghastly pink Hogwarts decorations? I got the Quidditch questions! Some of them, no idea and guessing. :D Rankings - Arthur and Moll...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: The Scrapbook
Topic: Battleship
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Battleship

Which tasks did you like/dislike? * I like almost all of them. How well did you get along with your crew? * The most wonderful lot of scalawags ever to sail the seas - YAR! Any Battleship tactics that you are willing to share? * Have a person who knows where to place the ships! Don't look dangerous...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: The Scrapbook
Topic: Choose Your Own Adventure
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Choose Your Own Adventure

Which path did you end up taking? Start - choose your own Adventure - dessert B - decorating the Great Hall C - History of Magic Classroom E - The Quidditch Pitch Finish - The Party Which task did you enjoy the most? While I had a great time decorating the Great Hall with Weeping Angels (not really ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: The Scrapbook
Topic: Yule Ball
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Yule Ball

Which Yule Ball theme was your favorite? * It was a toss-up between Arianna's Dark Glitterati theme (everything is shiny and glittery) and Kendra's holiday lights. It's rather dark at that time of year where I live, and for a Yule theme, darkness and shiny snow and starry lights is sort of how it is...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: The Scrapbook
Topic: Secret Elf Gift Exchange 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Secret Elf Gift Exchange 2017

What did you gift your person? * I sent to my person a bag of Beans, a Letter Tiles game, a Jigsaw puzzle, a Siggy and 3 Avatars -- all with the theme all or around Severus Snape, because ... because. What did you receive from your Secret Elf? * Ah, my own Secret Elf sent me a most beautiful Avatar ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Mark Frost
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Presenting Author - Mark Frost

Title of the book: Alliance Author: Mark Frost Series: The Paladin Prophecy (Book 2 of 3) Genres: fiction, adventure, young adult, science fiction, magic, fantasy Short summary of the story: We find out more about the people who are known as the Knights of Charlemagne and more mysteries crop up. Thi...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 3 - Discussion: Abridged Books
Replies: 22
Views: 164

Re: Week 3 - Discussion: Abridged Books

One of the first abridged books I read was a story by Dick Francis, Nerve . It was in a Reader's Digest magazine (book?). While I knew that Reader's Digest is basically a thing which shortens books and everything to something ... digested? ... I didn't know the difference because I'd not read the re...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - HP Graphic Novel
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Week 2 - HP Graphic Novel

Will Lestrange submitted:

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Description: From Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Hermione Granger levitating her feather 4 feet in Charms class

[note: I am emphatically NOT an artist ;)]
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - HP Graphic Novel
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Week 2 - HP Graphic Novel

Shadow Gaunt submitted:

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This is from the Order of The Phoenix where Harry Potter is mad at Umbridge.
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - HP Graphic Novel
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Week 2 - HP Graphic Novel

Gail Allen submitted: https://s17.postimg.org/im128qgcf/page.jpg This is supposed to be the scene in Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire where Ludo Bagman is instructing the contestants on what the next task (the maze) will entail. Bagman is off screen speaking. The other characters are Fleur, Harr...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - HP Graphic Novel
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Week 2 - HP Graphic Novel

Aurelia West submitted:

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I illustrated the scene in Chapter 22 of Goblet of Fire where Fred asks Angelina to the Yule Ball.
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - HP Graphic Novel
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Week 2 - HP Graphic Novel

Arianna Stonewater submitted:

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This is from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
This is the scene where Hermione takes Ron and Harry down to the kitchens and shows them that Dobby and Winky are working at Hogwarts now.
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Alternative Methods of Reading
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Week 2 - Alternative Methods of Reading

Will Lestrange submitted: Even before Muggle computing devices went mainstream, people have always wanted to transcribe the printed word so that it could be read on such devices. The pioneer for this form of reading, Project Gutenberg, actually predates the World Wide Web by nearly two decades: it ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Alternative Methods of Reading
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Week 2 - Alternative Methods of Reading

Shadow Gaunt submitted: Braille is a system of writing and reading invented in 1824 by Louis Braille. Braille books are larger than regular books, and not many people know how to read Braille. From Wikipedia, “there are 57,425 legally blind students registered in the United States, but only 10% (5,...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Alternative Methods of Reading
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Week 2 - Alternative Methods of Reading

Polaris Black submitted: Audiobooks are enjoying resurgence today mostly because they have the ability to integrate into our busy lives. Audible even has a system where a user is able to pick up an e-book exactly where the user stopped listening to the audio, so that readers don’t have to choose on...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Alternative Methods of Reading
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Week 2 - Alternative Methods of Reading

Kendra Givens submitted: In starting this task, I Google searched “first ever audio book”. One of the articles I found surprised me, as it’s about how the movie “The Martian”, based on the book by Andy Weir, which was apparently originally only published as an audio book. Andy Weir was an independe...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Alternative Methods of Reading
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Week 2 - Alternative Methods of Reading

Hannah R Thomas submitted: E-books When we think of e-readers, they have been very beneficial for many countries, and just the world as a whole. Studies have shown that, in some ways, an e-reader has been more beneficial than a regular book. One of the obvious benefits of possessing this digital de...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Alternative Methods of Reading
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Week 2 - Alternative Methods of Reading

Gail Allen submitted: An alternative way of reading books is reading them as a graphic novel. Graphic novels usually build on a literary work that already exists. It is then translated into a graphic novel. They look a lot like comic books, but usually have a deeper plot and more detail, owing to t...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Alternative Methods of Reading
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Week 2 - Alternative Methods of Reading

Aurelia West submitted: Radio dramas can be traced back to the 1880s and experienced widespread popularity until the 1930s. The first English-language radio dramas originated in the United States. At one point a radio station in New York aired weekly studio broadcasts of full-length stage plays wit...

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