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by Prof. Hermione Pena
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Twilight
Replies: 73
Views: 8790

I read Twilight fairly recently, and most of the time felt like I was just waiting for something to happen. A few people I know said that the series picks up after the first one, so I'll be borrowing the second book from a friend to read. So at the moment I wouldn't exactly call myself a fan, but I'...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Twilight
Replies: 44
Views: 5700

I just read Twilight, and it actually didn't do too much for me. I'll probably end up seeing the movie, out of curiosity, but at the moment I'm not planning on reading the rest of the series.
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Recommend To A Friend
Replies: 118
Views: 16082

I recommend The Wrong Trousers. They're from California and just released a CD (only available online) and have got a really unique sound - their three main instruments are the harp, mandolin, and upright bass.
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Fanfictions!
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

Oh, fanfiction, how I love it so. Actually recently I haven't read many HP fics, I've been spending all my time in the Wicked section (my new obsession). When I am reading HP, though, usually I look for good Ron/Hermione fics. I'm not very good at remembering titles and such to make recomendations, ...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: General Class Discussions
Topic: What Do You Look For In An Hol Class?
Replies: 23
Views: 16278

First I just skim over the list of classes offered and see which ones sound interesting just based on the name. In all my years I think I've only taken one Hogwarts-like class (Charms), those just don't seem to interest me as much (ironically, as this is Hogwarts OnLine). Pretty much I look for clas...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:36 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Books You Want To Read...
Replies: 38
Views: 4773

These are all books I have, but still haven't gotten around to reading them: Vanishing Acts - Jodi Picoult Emma - Jane Austin (started it, but got busy) Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis (read maybe half of the first one, then got busy) Some book by Caroline B Coo...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:48 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Who Wants To Be An Author?
Replies: 56
Views: 5269

At one point some years ago I thought being an author would be really cool, then it passed, and now I'm thinking along the same lines again. I'm not sure if I want to write books or articles for a newspaper or magazine, but I'm definitely thinking I want to do something where I can write. I started ...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Holes
Replies: 18
Views: 1839

Love that book! My sixth grade teacher read it to our class, when whenever I reread it, I still hear her voice when Zero says, "I like to dig holes."

And the movie was great! /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Eldest.
Replies: 18
Views: 2426

Long before Eldest came out I'd read an essay on an Eragon fansite that suggested Eragon and Murtagh were brothers, so I wasn't surprised when that turned out to be true. I was very surprised, though, how Murtagh ended up betraying Eragon, it's so sad how that all happened. Eragon and Arya's relatio...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:28 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Read Gof Before The Movie Comes Out?
Replies: 31
Views: 3780

I'll probably try to reread it before the movie if I have time. That's what I've done with the other movies so far, just to have it fresh in my mind.
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:11 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Eragon
Replies: 80
Views: 8933

I read Eragon last year and thought it was really good. I'm not nearly as large of a fan as I am of HP, but I still enjoyed it. I just now finished reading Eldest, which was also pretty good. I saw some things coming, but there were some surprises. I'd read that some fans thought Paolini's writing s...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:22 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: His Dark Materials Trilogy
Replies: 39
Views: 3918

Be sure to check Lyra's Oxford too. It's like a sequel of the actual trilogy which talks about Lyra's world. I loved it! Oh, okay. I've seen this book in our school library, but I wasn't sure if it was set before or after the series. I had a quick flip through, and thought it was probably set befor...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: His Dark Materials Trilogy
Replies: 39
Views: 3918

I love His Dark Materials! My ninth grade English teacher suggested them to me, as she knew I was a HP fanatic, and she'd read fans of Rowling would also like HDM. I'm really glad she suggested them to me, they're great! I think I may have cried at the end of the first one, and the ending in the thi...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: So, You Want To Be A Wizard?
Replies: 29
Views: 2967

I've read those books! I think I got the first one last summer, then I got a bunch for Christmas... I've read through book 6, I honestly don't know if there are any after that. I too like how it's such a different take on magic, it makes it more interesting, though at times I've been confused. I thi...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Worst Book Ever
Replies: 109
Views: 12029

In ninth grade for academic decathlon I had to read Far from the Madding Crowd. I managed to get through it, and so did a friend (also a freshman), but I think we were the only ones on the team who did. From what I remember, it was extremely boring, and the author seemed to take simply forever to de...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: How Many Books Do You Read Per Year
Replies: 226
Views: 26183

Wow, and I thought I read a lot... I don't go through multiple books in a weekend, or even one a week usually during the school year. I think this past school year I read maybe 20 or so actual books, but the number would be much higher if I wasn't online so much. But much of the time I'm online, I'm...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Do You Play An Instrument?
Replies: 251
Views: 26290

My main instrument that I play is the viola. I can play some on the violin and cello, but my disadvantage in both of those (and with any other instrument, really) is I can't read treble or bass cleff very well. I was in the percussion a few years ago in my school's marching band, and played the keyb...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Summer Reading
Replies: 76
Views: 7123

As I'm too lazy to take AP English and my school doesn't offer honors English for 12th grade, I don't have any summer reading there (for the first time in years!). However, I got a summer reading assignment for my AP Government class. I have to read Democrary in America , by Alexis de Tocqueville, w...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Favorite Type Of Music
Replies: 202
Views: 23301

I voted for pop because the singers I mainly listen to now are Hilary Duff, Jesse McCartney, and Lalaine. But for a long time I couldn't really say what type of music I like, because I only listened to Weird Al, and the only term I can think of to correctly classify his music is comedy. I still list...
by Prof. Hermione Pena
Sat Dec 25, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Been To Any Concerts?
Replies: 155
Views: 18507

I haven't been to many concerts. I've seen Weird A twice at the Orange County Fair. I didn't go last summer, because I think I was at camp or something at the time. The only other concert I've been to was a Hilary Duff concert at the House of Blues.

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