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by Ariella McManus
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Replies: 0
Views: 893

Book Review: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Title of the book: The Outsiders Authors: S.E. Hinton Series: No Genres: fiction, modern classic Short summary of the story: Told from the perspective of Ponyboy Curtis, it is a riveting commentary on classism,as well as a reminder that the 'good old days' of the 1960's weren't really all that good....
by Ariella McManus
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Scarlette-A Gothic Fairy Tale by Davonna Juroe
Replies: 0
Views: 1028

Book Review: Scarlette-A Gothic Fairy Tale by Davonna Juroe

Title of the book: Scarlette-A Gothic Fairy Tale Authors:Edith Davonna Juroe Series: No Genres: fiction, fantasy, fairy tale Short summary of the story: It's a complete retelling of the Red Riding Hood story which twists the tale completely. It's a mesh between Red Riding Hood and the The Beast of G...
by Ariella McManus
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dario
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

Re: Happy Birthday, Dario

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DARIO!
by Ariella McManus
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Mary Louise Solves A Mystery by Edith Van Dyne
Replies: 0
Views: 1195

Book Review: Mary Louise Solves A Mystery by Edith Van Dyne

Title of the book: Mary Lou Solves A Mystery Authors:Edith Van Dyne Series: The Bluebird Books Genres: fiction, classics, mystery Short summary of the story: This is the third book in the Bluebird Books written by L. Frank Baum under the pseudonym "Edith Van Dyne". The book revolves around a young h...
by Ariella McManus
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Re: Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

That is so awesome!! B)
by Ariella McManus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle
Replies: 0
Views: 1057

Book Review: Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle

Title of the book: Sinful Cinderella Authors: Anita Valle Series: Dark Fairy Tale Queens Trilogy Genres: fantasy/fairy tale, fiction Short summary of the story: This is the first book in the Dark Fairy Tale Queen trilogy, and it puts a whole new spin on the Cinderella character. Far from being the i...
by Ariella McManus
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Book Review: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Title of the book: Neverwhere Authors: Neil Gaiman Series: Neverwhere Books Genres: fantasy, fiction Short summary of the story: Underneath the city of London, there lies a whole other world, known as London Below, where the people who have fallen between the cracks of time live. Richard Mayhew, an ...
by Ariella McManus
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: The Big Bang Theory
Replies: 12
Views: 3737

Re: The Big Bang Theory

I'm still going strong with this one. I'm still not totally on board with Howard and Bernadette, but I've learned to tolerate them better. My favourite character, by far, is Sheldon.
by Ariella McManus
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Movie Adaptations of Books
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

Movie Adaptations of Books

Even though I generally find myself liking the book far better than the movie, there have been some adaptations that I do really enjoy. One that springs to mind instantly is The Shining by Stephen King. I thought Kubriak did a remarkable rendition of it and gave us some of the most iconic scenes eve...
by Ariella McManus
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Favourite Genre?
Replies: 10
Views: 2869

Favourite Genre?

If you're anything like me, you don't limit yourself to just one genre. But, that being said, everyone has their personal favourites. For me it would either be mystery or horror. What about you?
by Ariella McManus
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Whose Stone is it Anyway?
Replies: 11
Views: 3413

Re: Whose Stone is it Anyway?

I'm not sure it's fair to say that the title was "dumbed down" for the American audience. To me it seems more like a question of culture. Firstly, the alchemists of legend, including Nocolas Flamel, were not really a part of our nation''s shared history, having lived almost 4 centuries before our n...
by Ariella McManus
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Between the Pages
Topic: Does Magic Last?
Replies: 7
Views: 2739

Re: Does Magic Last?

What first drew me to Harry Potter wasn't so much of a "what" as a "who". In my mind, Harry Potter was a children's series, and it wasn't until my daughter finally wore me down that I even considered giving them a glance. Like a nice mom, I took her to see the first movie, and after getting lost in ...
by Ariella McManus
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Remakes
Replies: 2
Views: 1372

Remakes

It seems that the new trend in Hollywood is remakes. The one that comes to mind for me is the upcoming "IT" based on the novel by Stephen King. I'll give it a whirl, but to be honest, I'm expecting to be disappointed. Tim Curry WAS Pennywise, and I don't know that anyone else can top (or even come c...
by Ariella McManus
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Cancelled Shows
Replies: 4
Views: 2054

Re: Cancelled Shows

I actually enjoyed CSI:Cyber and was really sad to see it end.
by Ariella McManus
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Cancelled Shows
Replies: 4
Views: 2054

Cancelled Shows

I know it's a few months before the Fall TV season starts again, but we already know that (unfortunately) not all of our favourite shows will make the cut for next season. Which of your favourite shows have been cancelled/ended? For me, it's Bones. Even though I haven't watched that one in ages, it ...
by Ariella McManus
Thu May 04, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: The Big Bang Theory
Replies: 12
Views: 3737

Re: The Big Bang Theory

The ones I could actually do without are Howard and Bernadette. I don't hate them; but they are definitely my least favourite characters. Penny reminds me of myself a little; I like to tease my husband and say that he is my 'Leonard'.
by Ariella McManus
Thu May 04, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Doctor Who!
Replies: 81
Views: 19207

Re: Doctor Who!

Bill really is a breath of fresh air that has been badly needed for a few series now. I always liked Capaldi's Doctor, but with Bill he really seems to come into his own. It will be interesting to see where Chibnall takes it next series, and I am a little excited for that. Despite all my grumbling, ...
by Ariella McManus
Wed May 03, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: Doctor Who!
Replies: 81
Views: 19207

Re: Doctor Who!

A person after my own heart!! I absolutely could not stand SHE-who-should-not-be-named!! I was never so glad to see the end of a character, and that includes Melanie Bush (yeah, I'm that old and been watching Doctor Who for a long time :rolleyes: ). As for Bill, I absolutely adore her. She honestly ...
by Ariella McManus
Tue May 02, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: TV Talk
Topic: The Big Bang Theory
Replies: 12
Views: 3737

The Big Bang Theory

As a rule, I generally do not like comedies. And yes, I know that this show has been on awhile, but I honestly never felt the urge to watch. Boredom (and a persistent hubby) finally won out and now I'm totally hooked. Any other BBT fans out there? Who is your favourite character? Mine by far, is She...

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