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by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:32 am
Forum: HOLTS Activities
Topic: Holts Reads " The Hobbit"
Replies: 41
Views: 3125

Thank you for the tea, Vene. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> I waited, just in case someone else wanted to answer first, but finally couldn't wait any more! Now we are getting into the nitty-gritty of The Hobbit . What do you think about Bilbo's pla...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:11 am
Forum: HOLTS Activities
Topic: Holts Reads " The Hobbit"
Replies: 41
Views: 3125

Describe the impression this chapter had on you - overall impression, and how it changed in the course of the chapter. This chapter was the start of it being less of a 'nice fairy tale' and got into a gritty situation. For some reason, the whole business with the spiders was eerie. It was, to me, l...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: HOLTS Activities
Topic: Holts Reads " The Hobbit"
Replies: 41
Views: 3125

That was never any 5 minutes! Monty Python Anyway, I was thinking about what you said about being comfortable there. I don't know that I would be really comfortable in his house... I might be wondering if he would change his mind about how welcome I was. /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoi...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: HOLTS Activities
Topic: Holts Reads " The Hobbit"
Replies: 41
Views: 3125

I'm remembering other examples, though -- Professor McGonagall surely doesn't think like a cat when she turns into one. I actually felt no sense of irritation of him having similiar thoughts while occupying a bear body. Perhaps Beorn is not strictly a 'were, but an animagus of sorts? Also, the Eagle...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: HOLTS Activities
Topic: Holts Reads " The Hobbit"
Replies: 41
Views: 3125

We are now reading Chapter Seven - Queer Lodgings . Okay, on to questions... What do you think about Beorn? His animals, his home, his character? How would you have felt to stay at his home? This is one of my favourite chapters in the whole story -- I absolutely love the whole idea of "He lives in a...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: HOLTS Activities
Topic: Holts Reads " The Hobbit"
Replies: 41
Views: 3125

Why, do you think, did Bilbo not tell the true story about Gollum and the Ring? Do you think Gandalf suspected or knew that Bilbo wasn't telling the truth? If so, why didn't he question him? I think there were a couple of reasons why Bilbo did not tell the true story about Gollum and the Ring. 1) T...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: HOLTS Activities
Topic: Holts Reads " The Hobbit"
Replies: 41
Views: 3125

Bilbo feels the excitement of the adventure and misses home at the same time. How do you picture The Shire as opposed to the scary Mountain path? The language in the book, as Bilbo is remembering the Shire, is so evocative of the halycon days of autumn and the time of harvest. I think that his memo...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:24 am
Forum: HOLTS Activities
Topic: Holts Reads " The Hobbit"
Replies: 41
Views: 3125

Which chapter did you enjoy reading the most, Roast Mutton or A Short Rest? A Short Rest , because that is my first seeing of the Last Homely House, in the fair valley of Rivendell. Roast Mutton was pretty cool in that the mannerisms of folks started showing with the action shown in that chapter. I...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: HOLTS Activities
Topic: Holts Reads " The Hobbit"
Replies: 41
Views: 3125

Jumps in .... Wheeee I'm first! /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> If you've read other Tolkien's books, do you believe the language of The Hobbit is easier to understand? The Hobbit is easier for me to read; it is more of a straight-forward tale ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: HOLTS Activities
Topic: Holts Reads " The Hobbit"
Replies: 41
Views: 3125

Oh, hooray! I'm glad that we're going to read, and discuss, The Hobbit . /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> As hard as it is for me to believe, I remember that the first time I picked it up to read, in the school's library, I didn't like it! I barely g...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:40 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Wheel Of Time
Replies: 19
Views: 885

The new book, Knife of Dreams , is a great relief to read! I really enjoyed it, all the way through. In fact, I am currently re-reading it, and catching little bits of information that now make more sense to me (after I have read it through once). The previous couple of books were difficult, and a d...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Fri May 07, 2004 3:17 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Book talk
Replies: 175
Views: 10096

A favorite, single, book is The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmidt. After that are the books, either in series, or collections, by these authors (not necessarily in this order): J. K. Rowling (The Harry Potter books) Agatha Christie (mysteries) Neil Gaiman (The Sandman series!) Robert Jordan (The...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:29 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Your *real* Character
Replies: 843
Views: 38158

I've read greg forge's post in General Harry Potter "your character". So, this is about your *real* life character. Like, without HP or HOL involved. Your real life.   Have fun, SLYTHERIN ROCKS!   Serena Name: Maris Age: 5,032 B-Day date: July 23rd Personality: it's all mine! - depends on...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Apr 10, 2004 5:22 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Where Do You Live?
Replies: 894
Views: 36630

I live in the USA -- in the state of Washington to be more precise. /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" /> That's the state in the upper left hand portion of the map of the USA, where one summer my visiting sister-in-law, who lives in California, admired the...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Getting Into Harry Potter
Replies: 557
Views: 29963

Getting Into Harry Potter ~ Being a cautious sort of person (ha!) /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> , when I first heard about these 'Harry Potter' books, I decided to get on the waiting list at the library for Sorcerer's Stone . I don't remember ...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Mon Dec 29, 2003 5:59 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: What Is In A Name?
Replies: 1234
Views: 51607

Tarma shena Tale'sedrin, Shin'a'in nomad and Kal'enedral ("Swordsworm" to outClansfolk), has always been one of my heroines, and I wanted to name a horse after her, but when Kater had her foal, the filly received the name 'Kethry' (after Kethryveris of House Pheregrul, White Winds mage) because it s...
by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black
Sat Dec 27, 2003 9:17 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: The Topic For Introductions!
Replies: 1407
Views: 61906

Hi! I was told about HOL months ago, and waited (IM)patiently for December to roll around so I could enroll and here I am! YAY! My name is Tarma Black, and I got a 98% for Hufflepuff from the Sorting Hat!! Shock!!! *I LOVE IT* /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="bi...

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