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by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bout - Epilogue
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Book Bout - Epilogue

Thank you to everyone who joined us as part of this literary adventure. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring various books with you and reading your well-thought out responses – it was a pleasure to have you all as our tour guides through so much new wordy terrain. Of course, this was a bout so we need t...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Farewell for now
Replies: 10
Views: 1341

Farewell for now

Hi everyone, This has been a hard post to write for a variety of reasons. As some of you no doubt would have noticed, I've been gradually stepping down from a number of positions around HOL as I've increasingly tried to find a balance between work and my health. It is with a heavy heart that I annou...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bout - Overview
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: Book Bout - Overview

Our literary adventure will be coming to an end on Sunday, 23 August - the last day to submit any reviews or tasks. If you'd like to check your progress towards any of the awards, an 'Awards' tab has been added to the spreadsheet.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Tarma!
Replies: 13
Views: 1567

Re: Happy Birthday, Tarma!

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a lovely day. :)
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bout - Overview
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Book Bout - Overview

Pack your bags, we're going on a literary adventure! Our theme for Book Bout is.... Adventure/Exploration That being said, not every book you read has to fit the theme - but you'll be able to earn more points for your team if you do. Team Points Books Each book you read for the challenge (and post a...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bout - Prompts
Replies: 0
Views: 647

Book Bout - Prompts

Each prompt can only be used once and you can't use more than one prompt for a single book. Please keep in mind the posting guidelines from the Overview thread and remember to update your sign up post with details . This should include a brief justification about why you think a prompt fits your par...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bout - Teams
Replies: 0
Views: 683

Book Bout - Teams

The Voyagers and Wanderers are going head to head in their quest to explore far-flung lands, wild ideas and shortcuts to other time periods. If you want to join these literary adventurers, remember that team signups are open until 17 August. Teams are as follows: Voyagers Adaleine Shuster Amy Smith ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bout - Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Book Bout - Questions

If you have any questions relating to Book Bout, please post below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Book Bout - Sign Ups
Replies: 23
Views: 3598

Book Bout - Sign Ups

With summer upon us and classwork a distant memory, the opportunity to travel by means of the written word has well and truly arrived. This year, we're putting a competitive twist on our usual summer reading challenge. Introducing... Book Bout! Unlike past reading challenges where you individually p...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Isa!
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: Happy Birthday, Isa!

Happy Birthday, Isa! Hope you had a lovely day :D
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 71
Views: 11134

Re: Quick Quotes

Our next prompt is:

Something you don't wake up to every day

the somewhat dreamlike reality of an elephant in her living room
From The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 71
Views: 11134

Re: Quick Quotes

Our next prompt is:

An interesting superpower / magical ability

She conjured sunshine.
From Sourdough by Robin Sloane
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 71
Views: 11134

Re: Quick Quotes

This week's prompt is:

Encouragement for a hero/heroine

What matters is what we do, and why we do it. Maybe we can't save the world, but maybe we'll make the world a tiny bit better.
From Orconomics by J. Zachary Pike
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 71
Views: 11134

Re: Quick Quotes

The first prompt for April is:

Sage advice
Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.
From The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Amy!
Replies: 10
Views: 1716

Re: Happy Birthday, Amy!

Thank you! :D
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Amy!
Replies: 10
Views: 1716

Re: Happy Birthday, Amy!

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! :wub:

Happy Birthday for your gran, Gail :D
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Flash Fiction
Replies: 86
Views: 15757

Re: Flash Fiction

The words for the last Flash Fiction for the school year (we'll be back next term with something different ^_^) are: puzzle, flash, abacus The Book Club heads gathered around the table, discussing plans for the coming term. Tarma had several flashes of inspiration for ideas that could be used. Amy f...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Ivey!
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Re: Happy Birthday, Ivey!

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a magical day! :D
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Flash Fiction
Replies: 86
Views: 15757

Re: Flash Fiction

This week's words are: cave, sandwich, warning The cave was signposted with the warning , "Toll Ahead: One Sandwich ". After retrieving the payment from his satchel, the hero cleared his throat loudly. A baby cave troll scampered up to him and snatched the fare from his hand and started munching on ...
by Prof. Amy Lupin
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Arianna!
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: Happy Birthday, Arianna!

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day :D

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