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by Maxim Trevelyan
Fri May 11, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Rick Riordan
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Presenting Author - Rick Riordan

Title of the book: The Lightning Thief Author: Rick Riordan Series: Yes (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) Main Genres: Fantasy / Mythology / Fiction Main Audience: Young Adult Short summary of the story (from Goodreads): Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or co...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Fri May 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Stephen King
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Presenting Author - Stephen King

Title of the book: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Author: Stephen King Series: No Main Genres: Non-fiction / Biography / Memoir Main Audience: Young Adult on Short summary of the story (from Goodreads): On Writing begins with King's childhood and his uncannily early focus on writing to tell a sto...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Tue May 08, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Stephen King
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Presenting Author - Stephen King

Title of the book: The Eyes of the Dragon Author: Stephen King Series: No Main Genres: Fantasy / Horror / Fiction Main Audience: Young Adult on Short summary of the story (from Goodreads): A fantasy of heroic adventure, set in the kingdom of Delain. It involves a king who is poisoned, a young and be...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Tue May 08, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Stephen King
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Presenting Author - Stephen King

Name of the author: Stephen King Main genre: Horror / Suspense / Mystery / Supernatural / Science-Fiction Main audience: Young Adult on Main Books King wrote a lot of fiction and non-fiction books, but amongst his most famous are: Carrie The Shining The Green Mile It The Eyes of the Dragon The Dark...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Tue May 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Sabriel - by Garth Nix
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Sabriel - by Garth Nix

I read Sabriel first around 2005, sadly I did not have time to read it for the discussion in September, so I decided to reread it month or so ago. It was a great experience rereading this book and I really should do it more often. I think Sabriel is a wonderful role model and a heroine. Usually with...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon May 07, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Dan Brown
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Presenting Author - Dan Brown

Title of the Book: Deception Point (2001) Author: Dan Brown Series: No Main genre: Mystery / Suspense / Thriller / Fiction Main audience: Young Adult on Short summary of the story (from Goodreads): When a new NASA satellite spots evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon May 07, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Writes of Passage
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: Writes of Passage

As far as I can remember, Matilda was my foray into magic. My mother used to read it to me when I was a child, to attempt to instill a respect for power, and more, a love of books into me. And it worked! I identified a lot with Matilda. From the point of view of a child me, my parents were not the b...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon May 07, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 310
Views: 21380

Re: Quick Quotes

From On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King:
Books are a uniquely portable magic.
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sat May 05, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Shorter Stories
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Shorter Stories

I also do not read short stories very often, but there is a collection that I hold close to my heart, Jigs & Reels by Joanne Harris, the author who also wrote Chocolat. It is a collection of very short (around a page and half) to semi-long (20 pages) stories about different elements that blend urban...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sat May 05, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Solving the Crime in the Nick of Time
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Solving the Crime in the Nick of Time

I love mystery books! My favorite mystery book author is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with his well-known protagonist Sherlock Holmes. I think this series is the one from which I have the most books, all of the novels and different versions of the collections of his stories with my most recent additions (...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sat May 05, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: The Plot Thickens
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: The Plot Thickens

I read a book based on this premise and it actually came from the author herself. I am talking about Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer. This story is a rewrite of the Twilight book, with all people, but select few, having their genders switched. Bella Swan becomes Beau and Edwar...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Fri May 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Reading With the Awards
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Reading With the Awards

Being on an award list or something similar, like a bestsellers list does not matter to me if I want to read a book or not, although I did read a lot of bestsellers or award winning books, mostly due to school or because they get recommended a lot by my family or friends. The only time I did specifi...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Tue May 01, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 310
Views: 21380

Re: Quick Quotes

From The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien:
Not all those who wander are lost.
by Maxim Trevelyan
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 310
Views: 21380

Re: Quick Quotes

From The Maze Runner by James Dashner:
WICKED
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 310
Views: 21380

Re: Quick Quotes

From The Green Mile by Stephen King:
the Green Mile
by Maxim Trevelyan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 310
Views: 21380

Re: Quick Quotes

From The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams:
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 310
Views: 21380

Re: Quick Quotes

From End of Watch by Stephen King:
He would give anything to just sleep, and sleep, and sleep.
by Maxim Trevelyan
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: April Newsletter
Replies: 0
Views: 292

April Newsletter

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to HOLLERS’ April Newsletter ! Class sign-ups are opened throughout the school year, so if you have not applied for any classes yet, or you want to apply for more, you are more than welcome to click that sign-up button and get your house some points. In other HOL news, o...
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 310
Views: 21380

Re: Quick Quotes

From Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen:
A lady's imagination
by Maxim Trevelyan
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: On the Outside
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: On the Outside

I think that a lot of popular Young Adult books have that “outsider” theme. I certainly related to them because I also felt like one, which I think is part of the reason why they are so popular. A lot of “outsider” kids usually turn to books to escape their world. I agree that Katniss Everdeen certa...

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