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by Isabella Astiar
Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Whats Your Favorite Movie Genre?
Replies: 58
Views: 6937

I guess that my favorite genre would be comedy too - I like drama and psychological thrillers better, but I can't stomach too many of them at a time. /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> And as for romance, I enjoy watching it when it's incorporated ...
by Isabella Astiar
Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Getting Into Harry Potter
Replies: 558
Views: 52556

I have a rather unfortunate tendency to disdain anything that becomes too popular - I try my best to avoid being categorized into the "masses". So when I got into Harry Potter, naturally, it was already in the throes of its massive popularity. I decided that it was overrated to the extreme. But at m...
by Isabella Astiar
Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:00 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Lemony Snicket Or Daniel Handler Books
Replies: 44
Views: 4501

I love the Lemony Snicket books - the humor is so subtle and dark. And I love the way he plays around with words - and Sunny - she's so cute. The book is so funny and miserable and tragic all at the same time - and it somehow forms a rather charming combination. I'd recommend the series to anyone. /...
by Isabella Astiar
Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 43
Views: 4410

Personally, I really like Shakespeare too. He is the master of double entendres and wit. He's so funny, even if it takes you a few seconds to figure out what he's saying at times.
by Isabella Astiar
Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:56 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 43
Views: 4410

I think that almost everyone here has read Shakespeare - some of their own free will, some forced by school.

So, are you a fan of Shakespeare? Why or why not? If so, which are your favorite works?
by Isabella Astiar
Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Which Books Are Best?
Replies: 34
Views: 3195

I usually love fantasy books - not the traditional sci-fi, but I love imagining events happening in different worlds. And I'm always up for anything sociopolitical, psychological, etc. I love learning more about how the human minds works, so if the book has any deep revelations on human psychology, ...
by Isabella Astiar
Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:35 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Books You Have Read That Mention Hp In It!
Replies: 35
Views: 3344

QUOTE I spotted one in The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.[/quote] I almost dropped the book when I spotted this reference. It was absolutely hilarious! Yes, truly, Harry Potter is the best selling book of all ages, eclipsing the Bible into oblivion! /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D...
by Isabella Astiar
Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Lord Of The Flies/george Orwell?
Replies: 33
Views: 3249

*squeals in delight* Everybody here is a fan of JKR, and I admit that the Harry Potter books are one of my favorites, but Lord of the Flies, 1984, and Animal Farm are my favorite non-Rowling books. I guess I just like political conspiracy books and human psychology stuff - but to me, you haven't ful...
by Isabella Astiar
Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: The Princess Diaries Books
Replies: 37
Views: 3458

I've read the first two Princess Diaries books, and they're really cute. The best feature of the series is their tone. The books are really funny and sweet, and it's a lot like talking with your best friends.

Awesome books, and I loved the movie too - even if I didn't watch the second one.
by Isabella Astiar
Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:18 am
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Which Disney Animated Film Is The Best?
Replies: 189
Views: 19864

Mulan is definitely a favorite, because it's cute and funny. And it helps that Mulan is such a kick-butt type. But an honorable mention goes to Lion King. I cried when I first saw that movie... I will forever mourn the death of Simba's father. It's still the most tragic movie I've ever seen. /smile....
by Isabella Astiar
Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:52 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: What Is In A Name?
Replies: 1246
Views: 97351

I've always liked the name Isabella. It's just so pretty Well, the name itself means "pretty", so I suppose the name is forced to exude beauty. And as for my last name, which I like very much, I stole it out of a book. /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gi...
by Isabella Astiar
Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Worst Book Ever
Replies: 109
Views: 10625

Around the World in 80 Days. *dies* I thought that I would paralyze finishing the book. And Cry, the Beloved Country . I don't know. I should find the book interesting - a lot of my friends did. Somehow, it was really boring, and almost desensitized me to the sufferings during the Apartheid. Well, ...
by Isabella Astiar
Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Who Do You Like Most In The Harry Potter Movies?
Replies: 159
Views: 16897

Movie-wise, my favorite characters have to be Draco, Snape, and Lucius. They are absolutely hilarious and have the best lines in the movies. In my opinion, a lot of characters took on lives of their own after the movies, and inspired me greatly... Like how I had no idea that Lucius was so hot before...
by Isabella Astiar
Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:08 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: The Chronicles Of Narnia
Replies: 33
Views: 3149

The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe was my favorite from the Narnia series. I remember obsessing about the series when I was younger. But I didn't like when the older kids couldn't find Narnia anymore; I thought that it was unfair. /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt=...
by Isabella Astiar
Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:09 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: How Many Books Do You Read Per Year
Replies: 225
Views: 22966

QUOTE Now I'm just cling to my computer and reading fanfiction. Does that count? XD[/quote]

If that counted, I'd totally be up there with millions of books to my name /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />
by Isabella Astiar
Tue Jul 26, 2005 2:13 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Dan Brown
Replies: 59
Views: 5369

I've been wanting to read Da Vinci Code for a long time now, and I started about a day ago.

And oh, my goodness! The story is so engaging and believable. The conspiracies! The plot!

I am definitely reading more of his books as soon as I finish.
by Isabella Astiar
Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:57 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: How Many Books Do You Read Per Year
Replies: 225
Views: 22966

As I am preparing for the SATs, I have found out that statistics show that high scorers read at least 14 hours per week (of course, this counts menus, magazines, internet, etc.) I am wondering exactly how many books my fellow HOLers read in a year - to figure out if I should go out and read some mor...
by Isabella Astiar
Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Which Book Series Is Your Fav.?
Replies: 321
Views: 29616

Harry Potter. It just is.

I've read most of these series, and loved them as a child - but really, nothing can compare to Harry Potter. /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />
by Isabella Astiar
Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Summer Reading
Replies: 76
Views: 6134

To allegedly stop my brain from decomposing, I too have been afflicted with a summer reading list. Apparently, I'm to be reading A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean and Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. The first book made me want to cry; I haven't started yet, but it looks dreadfully boring. Th...
by Isabella Astiar
Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Favorite Type Of Music
Replies: 201
Views: 20454

My favorite genre of music is usually rock. But it all depends on my mood - if my music sounds particularly violent and loud, then I know that my friends and family will steer clear of my room /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> And when I dance, I ...

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