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by Alexandra Steele
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: Dungeons & Dragons
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Re: Dungeons & Dragons

I played for the first time last year, after listing to the Adventure Zone podcast. I happened to have a friend who had played in college, so he set up a group with a few others, and we've been playing relatively regularly ever since. My character is a Halfling Rogue (I'd watched The Hobbit right be...
by Alexandra Steele
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Georgette Heyer
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Presenting Author - Georgette Heyer

Title of the book : Frederica (1965) Author : Georgette Heyer Series : No Genres : Regency romance, comedy of manners, historical fiction Short summary of the story : Frederica is the eldest sister of a clutch of siblings, and with no parents to help her see them well-established, she decides to ca...
by Alexandra Steele
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: E3 Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: E3 Discussion

I hadn't really kept up with any news, so I had no idea if people suspected that a new Elder Scrolls was coming!! To be honest, I've played a lot of Skyrim , but I doubt that I've seen all of the things they've managed to squeeze into it. Along with GTA V , I'm pretty sure Skyrim has the most replay...
by Alexandra Steele
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Book Review - A Visit from the Goon Squad
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Book Review - A Visit from the Goon Squad

Title of the book : A Visit from the Goon Squad Author : Jennifer Egan Series : No Genres : Literary fiction*, character study *While this book is definitely literary fiction (it won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Literature), I would hesitate to recommend it to readers younger than high-school age. S...
by Alexandra Steele
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Georgette Heyer
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Presenting Author - Georgette Heyer

Title of the book : Black Sheep (1966) Author : Georgette Heyer Series : No Genres : Regency romance, comedy of manners, historical fiction Short summary of the story : Having reached the age of 28 without finding a gentleman who could inspire anything beyond friendly cordiality, the wealthy and at...
by Alexandra Steele
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: The Bookshelf
Topic: Presenting Author - Georgette Heyer
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Presenting Author - Georgette Heyer

Name of the author : Georgette Heyer Main genre : Regency romance (non-explicit), comedy of manners Main audience : All ages, but clearly directed at a female readership Main books : The Grand Sophy (1950), Frederica (1965), The Nonesuch (1962) Short summary of the author : Georgette Heyer authored...
by Alexandra Steele
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Classics
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Classics

I think part of what makes defining a "classic" so trick to pin down is that in most cases, a classic is something in which readers can still find something of themselves or their society, even if they are several generations removed. To go off Shiloh's example, I love Emma because even though the s...
by Alexandra Steele
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Games Talk
Topic: E3 Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 860

E3 Discussion

Since E3 is coming up (I think it technically starts on June 9th, but the actual meat of the announcements don't start until June 12th), I wanted to take the chance to gush about what I think is the most interesting upcoming game and to hear what other HOLers are excited about. Death Stranding (PS4)...
by Alexandra Steele
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Book Teasers
Topic: Howl's Moving Castle: June Book Discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: Howl's Moving Castle: June Book Discussion

I'm so excited to be joining the book club just in time for Howl ! I read it a few years ago after seeing the animated movie, and I remember loving Jones' imagination and sense of humor. Sophie was even more lovable in book form, so I'm looking forward to refreshing my memory. Sophie's character has...

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