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by Arianna Stonewater
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?
Replies: 22
Views: 756

Re: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?

I partially disagree with Maxim and Aurelia. I think (if you can get the right reader) audiobooks can have those noises and embellishments and you'll really feel like you're listening to a story from an older generation. And I actually have a couple of audiobooks that feature 2 or 3 readers which re...
by Arianna Stonewater
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Pottermore
Topic: How well do you know your fantastic beasts?
Replies: 4
Views: 277

How well do you know your fantastic beasts?

Pottermore has been busy churning out new Fantastic Beasts info while also getting ready for Harry Potter Book Night (which is today, Feb. 1)! ( Stop by the Book Club and join in on the 2018 Harry Potter Festival to participate in some cool events! ) One of the many things they've added is a new qui...
by Arianna Stonewater
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: The Name Game
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: The Name Game

Vanessa Tilley wrote:Who would you like to hear read A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket?
Patrick Warburton did an amazing job with the Netflix series as Lemony, so I'd love to hear him do the rest of the series!!


How about Charlotte's Web by E.B. White?
by Arianna Stonewater
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: The Name Game
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: The Name Game

Kathren Johnsun wrote:What about A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle?
I'd love to hear Elizabeth Banks read this. She has such great impressions and reactions, I'm sure she would make this even more amazing!

How about Frank L. Baum's Oz Books?
by Arianna Stonewater
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?
Replies: 33
Views: 1162

Re: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?

I dislike reading e-books. Most people around me adore them, but I find that I cannot focus on a book in electronic form. No idea why either. I am fine with reading book-length fanfiction on websites, but my attention evaporates when trying to read an e-book. Even on vacation, I rather take half a ...
by Arianna Stonewater
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?
Replies: 33
Views: 1162

Re: Week 1 - Discussion: How do you read?

I too am on the "nothing special" boat. I just get a book and read it where I am, at least the first time through. If I'm reading it for something, like homework or the daily trivia in the Dungeons, then I'll read through it again and make notes. I pick my books based on one of two questions; "What ...
by Arianna Stonewater
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018

Yay!! I'm so excited for another HPBF!!!! Next week I'm going to one that is not just at a bookstore, the entire MALL is taking part!!!!
by Arianna Stonewater
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Pottermore
Topic: Quidditch Through the Ages coming out in audiobook!
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Quidditch Through the Ages coming out in audiobook!

That's so awesome! I can't wait to hear how it sounds!
by Arianna Stonewater
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Book Review: Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

I recently discovered this was also a book, as I had only ever watched the beautifully designed Hayao Miyazaki movie! I agree with Vanessa that the pacing was good. As I already knew the story, it didn't draw me in as much as I think it would have if I were learning everything for the first time. I ...
by Arianna Stonewater
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Solving the Crime in the Nick of Time
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Solving the Crime in the Nick of Time

Father Brown is a kindly Catholic Priest. But he's also a small-town detective! Or at least, he solves mysterious (much to the annoyance of the town police department and real detective.) He is not an Agatha Christie character in a novel, but rather a mini-series super-sleuth brought to life by G.K,...
by Arianna Stonewater
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author: Kevin J. Anderson
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Presenting Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Name of the author: Kevin J. Anderson Main genre: Science Fiction presenting writing still: Yes main books: Saga of Seven Suns series and Assemblers of Infinity Short summary of the author: Kevin J. Anderson is an American author who has written many spin-off novels for the science-fiction communit...
by Arianna Stonewater
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Early Bird or Night Owl?
Replies: 18
Views: 480

Re: Early Bird or Night Owl?

I am 100% a night owl, but my 7mo old daughter hasn't figured that out yet :( (Luckily, my husband is a morning person so he gets up with her and lets me sleep for another hour.)

I function so much better at night, or at least I'm bored enough to do more since everyone else is sleeping!
by Arianna Stonewater
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Announcing HOL Version 5
Replies: 57
Views: 3995

Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

Will this affect how Hogsmeade/The Forums/Classes/point-quill-award submissions/etc all look/operate or just the main HOL page?
by Arianna Stonewater
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: Announcing HOL Version 5
Replies: 57
Views: 3995

Re: Announcing HOL Version 5

This is so awesome, I can't wait to see the new site!!!
by Arianna Stonewater
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Arianna
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Happy Birthday, Arianna

thanks everyone! It was a nice day and i got ice cream cookie cake!
by Arianna Stonewater
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: More Harry Potter merch!
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: More Harry Potter merch!

What about PB Teen? They created a line of Harry Potter bedclothes and even have a snitch clock. Their target audience may well be young adults/teens but honestly their stuff is very nice and I wouldn’t mind having it. I too would love to have it, but it's soooo expensive I couldn't even justify bu...
by Arianna Stonewater
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Origins of the Heir
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Origins of the Heir

Also... do you think Igor at the end is Igor Karkaroff since this is still early on during Voldemort's coming to power, or no? I'm not sure why he would join up with Voldemort at that point after what he says if that is him, but who knows. I just heard the name Igor and was all, IS THAT THE SAME GU...
by Arianna Stonewater
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Origins of the Heir
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Origins of the Heir

In case you missed it, the fan-made movie about the beginnings of Lord Voldemort premiered today! (If you want to watch, find Tryangle Films on Youtube. The movie is less than an hour long. The subtitles are available in multiple languages!) If you have seen it, what do you think? *WARNING WARNING W...
by Arianna Stonewater
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Wandmakers
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Wandmakers

In Slytherin's Read-A-Long we're on Chapter 18 of the Goblet of Fire , "The Weighing of the Wands." Ollivander notes Krum's wand was made by Gregorovitch, and obviously Cedric and Harry's were made by Ollivander. But he does not say who made Fleur's, he only says "I've never used veela hair myself" ...
by Arianna Stonewater
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Care of Magical Pets
Topic: Pet Discussion #4
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Pet Discussion #4

I think an owl would be the best pet to take to Hogwarts. Owls can be trained to do all sorts of fun tricks as well as delivering messages for you. Plus, I think owls are probably the easiest to take care of. They have a wide diet and can go out to hunt their own food. Owls might require a little mo...

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