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by Shiloh Adlar
Thu May 31, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Wonder: Detention (Ch 64) - What I Miss Most (Ch 95)
Replies: 1
Views: 288

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

The parts that make me laugh are August's little jokes. He is making fun of himself but he's okay with it because I think he's learning to be okay with who he is. But I sometimes wonder if the jokes he makes at his own expense causes subconscious harm. When I start to laugh, I have to think for a m...
by Shiloh Adlar
Thu May 31, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Wonder: A Tour of the Galaxy (Ch 32) - Partners (Ch 63)
Replies: 2
Views: 452

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

I think I really like Via as a character. Her relationship with August reminds me a lot of my relationship with my brother. Although August has physical needs that require special attention, I had other special needs that required attention as a child, and I often wonder sometimes if it ever bother...
by Shiloh Adlar
Wed May 30, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Wonder: Ordinary (Ch 1) - Names (Ch 31)
Replies: 2
Views: 334

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

I'm going to put this whole thing in spoilers just to be safe even though I don't think I'm giving out a lot of spoilish information, it's still somewhat spoiling? I hate that word by the way. Although I was bullied for other reasons than August is "bullied," I still feel for him a lot in this book....
by Shiloh Adlar
Mon May 28, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review - The Bad Beginning
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Book Review - The Bad Beginning

This was a quick read, so I was able to get through it in a couple of days. I don't remember ever reading this series, and I think if I had as a child, it may have had a different impact on me than it has an adult, then again, it may not have. It would have depended on when I read the series as I we...
by Shiloh Adlar
Sun May 27, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Marginalized Authors
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Marginalized Authors

I was finally able to finish an excellent novel called Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. The most I can say about this novel is, wow! When I first picked this book up last summer, I didn't know if I would actually like it or not considering its length and the premise it held, but when I picked it up again a ...
by Shiloh Adlar
Sun May 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Marginalized Authors
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Marginalized Authors

Since last summer, I have been reading more and more books from authors that fall under this category of marginalized authors. This category includes women, people of color, LGBQT+, people with disabilities, as well as ethnic, cultural and religious minorities. Other authors may fit into this catego...
by Shiloh Adlar
Sun May 20, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Kaitlyn!
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Happy Birthday, Kaitlyn!

I said it yesterday, but happy birthday again, Kaitlyn!!! <3
by Shiloh Adlar
Sun May 20, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Adding Words to Dictionaries
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Adding Words to Dictionaries

To answer the first question, I don't think the words should be removed when they are no longer used at large. There are many, many words in the dictionary that we no longer use today, but they're still in there. I think it's important because not only do people read material from earlier centuries ...
by Shiloh Adlar
Sat May 19, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time

Title of the book: A Wrinkle in Time Authors: Madeline L'Engle Series: Time Quintet Genres: Science Fiction, Children's Classics Short summary of the story: Meg along with her younger brother, Charles Wallace, and Calvin, an older boy from her school, are transported through time by the three W's in...
by Shiloh Adlar
Wed May 16, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Giving a book another chance
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: Giving a book another chance

I'm doing this with the House of Night series by P.C. and Kristen Cast. I finally finished Burned , the seventh novel in the series, but it took an entire year for me to come back to it. The series started off really good but then it seemed to drag. However, this book was slightly more interesting a...
by Shiloh Adlar
Tue May 15, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Reading With the Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Reading With the Awards

I picked up another book to read while on my trip that I found out about from an awards list. It is called Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. The story started off a little slow for me, and I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. However, it began to pick up pace and it brought about a lot ...
by Shiloh Adlar
Tue May 15, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Anne of Green Gables
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Book Review: Anne of Green Gables

Title of the book: Anne of Green Gables Author: L.M. Montgomery Series: Anne of Green Gables Genres: Young Adult, Classics Short summary of the story: Expecting a boy, the Cuthbert's get a huge surprise when Michael comes home with a young red headed girl named Anne. The story takes the reader throu...
by Shiloh Adlar
Sun May 13, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Some of you know that I have been working my way down on the timeline for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with Captain America and hitting all of the movies and tv shows thereafter. Avengers: Infinity War just came out, and while I have yet to see it because I still have two movies to watch ...
by Shiloh Adlar
Sun May 13, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Karaoke and Other Fun Activities
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Karaoke and Other Fun Activities

Have any of you ever sung karaoke before whether with family or friends? What about performing in any other fashion? I know some families will have big get togethers and people will take turn singing songs or playing instruments. There are also a lot of places that have karaoke rooms that can be ren...
by Shiloh Adlar
Sat May 12, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Will
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Happy Birthday, Will

Happy birthday, Will!!! I'm going to go crazy with this one. 2.71828182845904523536028747135266249775724709369995

You're welcome. XD
by Shiloh Adlar
Sun May 06, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Dystopias and Similar
Replies: 9
Views: 1814

Re: Dystopias and Similar

During my drive, I decided to download an audiobook to listen to, and Otherworld by Jason Segel really stood out to me. It said that fans of Ready Player One would most likely enjoy this story, and I thoroughly did. While, like Ready Player One, Otherworld takes place inside of a game, the dystopian...
by Shiloh Adlar
Tue May 01, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: TV Soundtracks
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: TV Soundtracks

There are certain pieces from TV shows that I absolutely love and have even choreographed to. If you have seen Daredevil, the opening theme to that is beautiful for a dance piece and I have a little bit of it fleshed out already. There is also all of the Battlestar Galactica music composed by Bear M...
by Shiloh Adlar
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Podcast

I think that is such an awesome idea actually! I would definitely listen to it if I knew where to find it. I'll look it up later. I don't think I would be very good running my own podcast, but I know another HOLer that has a podcast of her own for her RL interests and it's cool. People who have enou...
by Shiloh Adlar
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Inspirational Literary Characters
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: Inspirational Literary Characters

After reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, I think Arnold/Junior could be and has been an inspirational character for many. This novel is based off of Alexie's real life though it has been fictionalized. Junior has grown up on an Indian reservation is whole life...
by Shiloh Adlar
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Reading With the Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: Reading With the Awards

I love reading award winning books, but they aren't how I choose my books to read unless I'm looking for something that I know is going to be good. And even then, I usually pick books that I have heard good things about and have been told they are must reads. One of these such books is I Know Why th...

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