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by Lavinia Rookwood
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Replies: 0
Views: 472

Book Review: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Title: The Secret Garden Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Genre: Coming of age, Children's, Domestic Fiction (?) Short Summary: Mary Lennox, a spoilt and sickly girl living in India loses her parents to a cholera outbreak and is sent to live with her Uncle Archibald Craven. However, her uncle has no...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Weeping Willow, His Dandelion Queen by Kim Snyder
Replies: 0
Views: 451

Book Review: Weeping Willow, His Dandelion Queen by Kim Snyder

Title: Weeping Willow, His Dandelion Queen Author: Kim Synder Genre : Drama Short Summary: Willow has been holding a secret ever since she was a little girl. But the older she gets, the more her secret weighs on her, causing problems in marriage and making her health suffer. At her husband's plead,...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: No! Don't kill them! (Character you cried over most)
Replies: 23
Views: 2406

Re: No! Don't kill them! (Character you cried over most)

Hmmm, what was the hardest death for me? I'm thinking Remus and Tonks are up there. I always really connected to Remus and I love that he had found someone and Tonks was so cool. It felt like it was all coming together and..then it was over. I think that was the saddest death. Hardest one was actual...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Book Reading Challenges
Replies: 12
Views: 1658

Re: Book Reading Challenges

Aww, I'm sorry to have missed that Reading Quest, it sounds like it would have been fun. Maybe they'll do it again next year? I used to do the summer reading thing when I was a kid, but I haven't really done any since. But I'm thinking I might start looking for some of those things to help me boost ...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: TV Show Revivals
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

Re: TV Show Revivals

*revives the thread* I'm not sure how I feel persay...I haven't had the urge to watch a sequel/revival show of one I watched when I was younger. At the same time, I'm a fan of a show that's a reboot of an oldie, Hawaii 5-0. I think ultimately for me, it feels a little more like cashing in on an easy...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Guild Wars 2 (pc)
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Re: Guild Wars 2 (pc)

*level 80 human engineer walks in, lighting up a bomb to awaken the thread* Although my new necro might have worked better for a dead thread, lol. But mostly, I'm looking to see if anyone else has started playing the game. How is everyone liking the Heart of Thrones expansion? Looking forward to the...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Movie Adaptations of Books
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: Movie Adaptations of Books

I'll join you in the "LOTR movies are better then the books' camp! I think because at least some of the...extra detail work was skimmed down for the movie, so it was easier to follow the plot. At least that was my problem reading it. One movie adaptation I kinda want to see is "Bridge to Terabitha"....
by Lavinia Rookwood
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Finally watched this a few months ago, so I can finally review it. (Still haven't seen Episode 7 though :( ) Don't know if I have to still do spoilers, but warning at least? I actually really enjoyed it. Even the ending, which made me incredibly sad (and I don't neccessarily agree with it a hundred ...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: What Book Are You Reading?
Replies: 202
Views: 22370

Re: What Book Are You Reading?

*kicks the thread back into gear for the new school year* So I've started (well I had about a week ago, but I'm getting back to it) The Witcher. I'm not 100% in love with it, bu I'm not that far into it. Most interesting thing about it is the different folklore then what I'm used to. The writer is f...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Favourite Genre?
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Favourite Genre?

Fantasy is always a standby favorite for me. Although the last few years, I've moved away from epic fantasy to more gritty, not as flashy. Or urban fantasy, which tends to blend in alot of crime or detective stories into them. Which is another favorite genre of mine. I actually went through a spree ...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Whose Stone is it Anyway?
Replies: 11
Views: 2207

Re: Whose Stone is it Anyway?

I'll have to agree it's more cultural differences. It's sort of like jumper. In Britain, it means 'sweater'. In America, it means 'a dress with shoulder straps that you wear over a shirt'. Definitely just a very different visual the reader is going to get. Philosopher still makes me think of people ...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Does Magic Last?
Replies: 7
Views: 1813

Re: Does Magic Last?

I came into the Harry Potter fandom around the time the second book came out. I don't know if I was deliberately avoiding it because it was popular or just hadn't gotten around to reading it. But once I did start reading it, I was completely absorbed into the world. It already helped that I loved (a...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Thu May 04, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: The Big Bang Theory
Replies: 12
Views: 2484

Re: The Big Bang Theory

Some of the people I know compare me to Raj, since I suppose I have the same issues of having trouble speaking, though mine is more generalized then his. (No matter what my friends say :rolleyes: ) Howard and Bernedette are alright, but they're definitely not my favorite part of the show. As far as ...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Thu May 04, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Doctor Who!
Replies: 79
Views: 11619

Re: Doctor Who!

If you have an Amazon Prime account, they have the series 1-4 on there I believe. But yeah, Bill is a stand out companion and she only seems to get better each episode. The third episode has been my favorite so far, and I'll leave it there to avoid spoilers. But even Capaldi's energy with Bill is so...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Wed May 03, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Doctor Who!
Replies: 79
Views: 11619

Re: Doctor Who!

Yeah, I was never the biggest fan of 'the person' myself. She had some good moments, but it never quite felt like the writers knew what they wanted to do and she always came off as bossy or fussy. But with Bill, it's like a breath of fresh air. Everything feels so much better and oddly, lighter now....
by Lavinia Rookwood
Tue May 02, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Doctor Who!
Replies: 79
Views: 11619

Re: Doctor Who!

*drumrolls to bring the dead thread back to life* *remembers the Master had drums stuck in his head...immediately burns drums* Ahem. So how anyone else started watching the new season? What's your thoughts on Bill, the new companion? I think she's absolutely wonderful and this season is fantastic so...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Tue May 02, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: The Big Bang Theory
Replies: 12
Views: 2484

Re: The Big Bang Theory

As someone else who's recently been dragged into the show, I can relate. :P Probably my favorite character is maybe either Sheldon or Leonard. What I think I like most about this, is where alot of comedies (from my experience) tends to rely on slapstick or very silly, this show is a lot more sarcast...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Quill and Ink
Topic: Camp NaNoWriMo
Replies: 8
Views: 1577

Re: Camp NaNoWriMo

I've not tried the camp, but I've tried the november one. And failed all three times. Although I have figured out that maybe I need to come up with some sort of outline for it, because what hurt me everytime was not knowing where to go next. So maybe this november will be different?
by Lavinia Rookwood
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Library Books versus Buying Books
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Library Books versus Buying Books

Not that there's really a competition, as I do both still. But I'm curious, does anyone have a preference? Does anyone find their behavior with each different? i Like, I find I'm more likely to read the books if I've got them from the library, because there's a time limit. I either read it or bring ...
by Lavinia Rookwood
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Abandoned Books
Replies: 13
Views: 1987

Re: Abandoned Books

I may be due for a try again with Lord of the Rings, the last two times I never was able to finish it, but hey, third time's the charm, right?

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