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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Care of Magical Pets
Topic: Pet Discussion #2
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Pet Discussion #2

I think that toads are among the least popular pets at Hogwarts, not because they are repulsive (they are beautiful) but ... really, who wouldn't want to have an owl or a cat as a pet? Me, I'd probably want a cat because I'd want it to stay in the house (dorm) with me. And I think this is also a thi...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Book Review: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

Title of the book: The Hero and the Crown Authors: Robin McKinley Series: one other - The Blue Sword Genres: fantasy, young adult on, adventure, dragons Short summary of the story: Aerin is the daughter of the king but is someone who isn't quite fitting into the accepted role or model of a first sol...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 157
Views: 3257

Re: Quick Quotes

Part of a fortune teller's prophecy

from The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
Perhaps after a hundred generations it is possible to forget.
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Fellowship of the Ring: Chapter V — Chapter XII
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: The Fellowship of the Ring: Chapter V — Chapter XII

I am so glad to be reading this book again. How could I have forgotten so much about Tom Bombadil and Old Man Willow ? The last part we saw, of Chapter IV, Farmer Maggot (who is later on mentioned by Tom Bombadil as someone who is of more importance than the Hobbits had imagined "There'...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Dan Brown
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Presenting Author - Dan Brown

Title of the Book: Origin (2017) Author: Dan Brown Series: Yes - Robert Langdon Main genre: Adventure / Mystery / Suspense / Thriller / Fiction Main audience: Young Adult on Short summary of the story: Robert Langdon meets a former-student-turned-friend of his and is tumbled headlong into another ad...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: General Harry Potter
Topic: Harry Potter crafts and DIYs
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Harry Potter crafts and DIYs

Yes! I'm learning to knit and have a book which has different patterns in it, from very easy to very difficult. http://www.camillavalleyfarm.com/pics/books/k003d.jpg https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/610OAkV4oRL.jpg They have things in there from socks https://i.pinimg.com/736x/00/60/...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Gustavo!
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Happy Birthday, Gustavo!

Happy Birthday Gus!

I hope you have a most wonderful, and magical, birthday.

I still thank you for this ....

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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: One of the Roomier Dungeons
Topic: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N
Replies: 40
Views: 468

Re: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N

"Melia was following the conversations between Leena and Giselle and Isolde as best as she could. So Nessie was a person? Or was Nessie a creature? Or what? And what was Loch Ness. Wasn't a loch a piece of water? She smiled at all three, and then, at the last comment from Giselle, grinned. &quo...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: One of the Roomier Dungeons
Topic: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N
Replies: 40
Views: 468

Re: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N

'Melia was still beaming, happy to have found Giselle (or Giselle to have found her). Her knowledge of spoken English was pretty good, but not up to colloquial expressions, so some of what her cousin said went completely over her head. However, if she'd understood it, she might have agreed. She knew...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: One of the Roomier Dungeons
Topic: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N
Replies: 40
Views: 468

Re: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N

'Melia nodded to Leena's question and answered, as she continued peering about. "I'm looking for my cousin! Giselle! We came here together. ... " Just then, she heard a voice that had called her from dying dead. "Giselle! Yes, I am here! ... " 'Melia tumbled down off the moulding...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: One of the Roomier Dungeons
Topic: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N
Replies: 40
Views: 468

Re: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N

"I would always think living in a castle is very cold" 'Melia said. "Did you live here when you have a more dense body?" She saw the other, approaching, ghost and also waved. This was such fun. She wondered if there would be other music, though. Something with violins and lutes a...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: One of the Roomier Dungeons
Topic: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N
Replies: 40
Views: 468

Re: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N

"Hello, Leena" 'Melia replied, smiling a little. "I am 'Melia. I am here with my cousin, we are of France! Do you live here at the castle? Are you having fun at this, la fete?" 'Melia looked over towards the stage and then over to the place where the boy who played the terrible n...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dario
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Happy Birthday, Dario

Happy Birthday, Dario.

I hope you have a wonderful and magical one.

:)
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: One of the Roomier Dungeons
Topic: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N
Replies: 40
Views: 468

Re: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N

Lady Anne did sing the song and then Maria began singing with her. 'Melia hummed. She didn't know the words in English but the tune was the same as something in Gaul. Then some guy picked up another of those things which posed as music instruments and started playing it. aaiiEEE She moved discreetly...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Michael Crichton
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Presenting Author - Michael Crichton

Name of the author: Michael Crichton Main genre: Literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy Main audience: Young adult on Short summary of the author: Michael Crichton MD (he graduated from Harvard Medical School) had a particular talent for writing a scientifically ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Oh, yay! Neverwhere ! I absolutely love this book. I'm ripe for a re-read of it too. Both the BBC series and the book were crafted by Neil Gaiman. I have ... the original book, the author's preferred text, Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere A&E production and the 15th Anniversary DVD (which has the map an...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 157
Views: 3257

Re: Quick Quotes

The words that bring an end to an argument

from Cover of Night by Linda Howard
"Yes, ma'am" he said very definitely, and she grinned.
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Fellowship of the Ring: Prologue - Chapter IV
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: The Fellowship of the Ring: Prologue - Chapter IV

While reading this time, the Ring of Power reminded me, in a way, of a magic wand. Like the wand, the Ring also “decides” who its owner is”: “It wasn’t Gollum, Frodo, but the Ring itself that decided. The Ring abandoned Gollum” (Sorry if those aren’t the original words, I only have the book in Span...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: One of the Roomier Dungeons
Topic: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N
Replies: 40
Views: 468

Re: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N

'Melia clapped her hands. She might not understand English that well, but the look on the lady ghost's face was priceless, and gave clear meaning to the word. "Decay-ments?" She beamed, then turned back to Maria. "I love mint. I love honey and mint. A sweetness!" "I am 'Meli...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: One of the Roomier Dungeons
Topic: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N
Replies: 40
Views: 468

Re: Week 2: Ghostly Conversations N

'Melia was enchanted with the new ghosts showing up. She tried to answer the one who asked about music instruments, but she could understand English better than she could speak it, and by the time she had words, another ghost drifted over so she answered both at the same time. "I'm new here and...

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