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by Joey Stark
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Crafting
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Crafting

I so wish I could do calligraphy Shadow! My handwriting by itself is awful enough but my partner's sister is an amazing calligraphist, I think it can look amazing! I've never seen kits though to be fair, maybe I could have a go. Gail - I love crochet, my friends all crochet and what they make is ama...
by Joey Stark
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Tattoos
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Tattoos

Great topic! For the last 2-3 years, I've been working with a local tattoo artist (who does thick lined blackwork that I love) on a Harry Potter leg 'sleeve'. The idea was to get one tattoo to represent each book and I finally have 6/7. Book 1: Hogwarts Book 2: Tom Riddle's diary and basilisk fang B...
by Joey Stark
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Sheets
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Book Review: Sheets

Title: Sheets Author: Brenna Thummler Genres: suitable for young audiences, graphic novel, fantasy I found Sheets a graphic novels brilliant in its simplicity and highly effective. Marjorie runs a down-on-its-luck laundromat and when malevolent forces threaten her family business, she find herself ...
by Joey Stark
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: 13 Minutes
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Book Review: 13 Minutes

Book Title: 13 Minutes Author: Sarah Pinborough Genre: Thriller, Young adult (caution: not appropriate for younger readers!!) Natasha was dead for 13 minutes. Pulled from a river by a passing jogger and missing her memory, Natasha has to try and piece things together to work out how she got there, ...
by Joey Stark
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Thunderhead
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Book Review: Thunderhead

Book Title: Thunderhead Author: Neal Shusterman Series: Arc of a Scythe (#2) Genre: Sci-fi, Young adult I love love love this book series! The Thunderhead is, by definition, perfect, but certain things are outside of its control. What will happen when the independent scythedom starts to slide from ...
by Joey Stark
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Scythe
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Book Review: Scythe

Book Title: Scythe Author: Neal Shusterman Series: Arc of a Scythe Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult It may be early in the year but I can tell this is already going to be one of my favourites of 2019. In a world where mortality is no longer an issue, the population must be...controlled by a consortium of ...
by Joey Stark
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy birthday Professor Felicia!
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Happy birthday Professor Felicia!

Have a fabulous day!!
by Joey Stark
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Rosemary's Baby
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Book Review: Rosemary's Baby

Book Title: Rosemary's Baby Author: Ira Levin Genre: Thriller, horror This is my second Ira Levin book ever, the first being The Stepford Wives, and it's proved that he's far from a one hit wonder. Just two books in, he's already in competition as one of my favourite authors. Rosemary has just moved...
by Joey Stark
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: The Stepford Wives
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Book Review: The Stepford Wives

Title of the book: The Stepford Wives Authors: Ira Levin Genres: horror, thriller A wonderfully chilling contemporary horror novel - no wonder it's a classic. Joanna Eberhart and her husband have just moved to the perfect town of Stepford. Its lawns are perfect, the people are perfect and in particu...
by Joey Stark
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Books for Christmas
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Books for Christmas

I love the sound of your tradition Gail! (And Merry Christmas for yesterday) My tradition is that I tend to read the Harry Potter books around Nov/Dec (this year I'm cheating and have them on playing on audiobook) but with a small twist. I mark out the Christmas sections of the first 6, the parts wh...
by Joey Stark
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Leah on the Offbeat
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Book Review: Leah on the Offbeat

Title of the book: Leah on the Offbeat Authors: Becky Albertalli Series: (Creekwood #2) Genres: LGBTQ*, Young Adult Warnings: Definitely a young adult but upper teens and above - a LOT of swearing Leah on the Offbeat is the follow-up to the wonderful 'Simon and the Homosapians Agenda'. It's senior y...
by Joey Stark
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: One Way
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Book Review: One Way

Title of the book: One Way Authors: S.J. Mordon Series: (Frank Kitteridge #1) Genres: Sci-fi, Mystery One Way is a futuristic sci-fi mystery that falls short of expectations. We follow convict Frank, who is in prison for life after shooting his son's drug dealer (for nonsensical reasons). Approached...
by Joey Stark
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale

Ahh I'm so glad you guys both read it (and enjoyed it!) Nessa, the second book I think it potentially even better than the first, I hope you get to read it soon! The third and final instalment I think comes out in January! Tarma, I very much agree with your assessment. It's one of those books that r...
by Joey Stark
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Neurocomic
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Book Review: Neurocomic

Book Title: Neurocomic Author: Hana Ross and Matteo Farinella (illustations) Genre: Graphic Novel, Non-fiction, Science I have mixed feelings about this neurology-based graphic novel. The book follows our protagonist through the brain, meeting different scientists who made significant discoveries ab...
by Joey Stark
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: Waking Gods
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Book Review: Waking Gods

Book Title: Waking Gods Author: Sylvain Neuvel Series: The Themis Files (#2) Genre: Sci-fi Waking gods was a great, fast-faced, exciting sequel that has ramped this sci-fi series up considerably! This is the second book in the Themis Files trilogy, sequel to 'Waking Gods'. It continues on from the l...
by Joey Stark
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Winter Reading Challenge 2018/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: Winter Reading Challenge 2018/2019

I also pledge three ! I'm upping my pledge to four. Five! I'm really going to go for it and pledge 7. (Hope this is okay!) MY FINAL PLEDGE (I'm so sorry Tarma...) 10 books. Edit: Book 1: Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel - https://hol.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=391&t=31194 Book 2: Neurocomic by Hana R...
by Joey Stark
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Representation
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Representation

Thanks so much sky for sharing your thoughts as a blind person! I found your post really interesting. I can also not think of any examples of blind characters where their blindness wasn't either the 'tragedy' of their situation or a defining feature. I also find that often representation can be very...
by Joey Stark
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale

Title of the book: The Bear and the Nightingale Authors: Katherine Arden Series: Winternight Trilogy (#1) Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction Summary and evaluation: The Bear and the Nightingale is by far my favourite book of 2018 so far! I didn’t expect it to love this story half as much ...
by Joey Stark
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Representation
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Representation

I was really impressed to learn recently about Eddie Redmayne playing Newt Scamander as likely having 'Asperger's'. He got some things really right: the preoccupation with a special interest (magical beasts), some general awkwardness, lack of eye contact, poor social awareness (Crimes of Grindelwald...
by Joey Stark
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Fantastic Beasts
Topic: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - the movie
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - the movie

Wow Maude, that sounds amazing! I was lucky enough to win tickets to the UK premiere of the first FB film and walked past Eddie on the red carpet. I was struck by how tall he is in person (although I imagine he was sitting for most of the commentary :lol: ) I've also seen the film twice so far, I'm ...

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