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  1. Oh gottcha! Yeah I know I couldnt decide on a guild before I left and I don't know if I can even decide now
  2. slimmmeiske2 and Meroko. Meroko what is TEA?
  3. Hello everyone! I haven't been on for a loooooong time so I thought I'd reintroduce myself. I hope some of my old friends are still around and active, I've missed you guys. And I look forward to meeting some new friends as well.
  4. http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm359/Lady_Twilight85/Book%20Club/theamuletofsamarkand.jpg[/img] The Amulet of Samarkand is the first book in the Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud. If you enjoyed reading the Amulet of Samarkand, perhaps you would be interested in reading the Golem's Eye (book 2) and Ptolemy's Gate (book 3). PLOT (Taken From Wikipedia) A magician's young apprentice, Nathaniel, secretly summons the irascible 5,000-year-old djinni, Bartimaeus, to do his bidding. The task for Bartimaeus is an interesting mission: he must steal the powerful Amulet of Samarkand from Simon Lovelace, a master magician of unrivalled ruthlessness and ambition. Before long, Bartimaeus and Nathaniel are caught up in a terrifying flood of magical intrigue, rebellion and murder. Nathaniel learns quickly that he may have gotten into a plot much more in depth than he and his djinni can cope with. To read more on The Amulet of Samarkand click HERE. http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm359/Lady_Twilight85/Book%20Club/oldbookjudygibson.jpg[/img] Ready for the Discussion, but don't know where to begin? Try answering one of these questions. Discussion Starters If you quote the book please put the book excerpt in quotation marks and post the page number *Please share with us what your chose in the poll and why: *What did you think of the use of footnotes throughout the book? *Did you like The Amulet of Samarkand? Why or why not? *Did you identify with any of the characters? If so, which one and why? *If there was one thing you could change about the story what would it be? *If you summoned a djinni what would you ask him to do? *What is your favorite part of this book? *Will you go on to read the rest of the Bartimaeus Trilogy? why or why not? *What appeals to you most about this story? The setting, The storyline, The characters, etc. *Some compare the Bartimaeus Trilogy to the Harry Potter series... How do you think they compare? *Some reviewers criticize the Amulet of Samarkand by saying Nathaniel is greedy, and Bartimeus is very sarcastic and that this distracts from the story... Do you agree or disagree? *Do you think the Amulet of Samarkand would make a good movie? why or why not? A Note From Lady Twilight *If you think of more discussion starter questions please PM them to me and I will add them to this post* *You do not have to be a Book Club member to take part in this discussion. However, if you would like to join the book club and recieve updates via PM please let us know in the book club thread. *Please Do Not discuss the sequel books to The Amulet of Samarkand in case the book club decides to read these novels in the future. Thank you! http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm359/Lady_Twilight85/Book%20Club/BookDivider.jpg[/img]
  5. http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm359/Lady_Twilight85/Book%20Club/lordfoulsbane.jpg[/img] Lord Foul's Bane is the first book in fantasy series of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever written by Stephen R. Donaldson. If you enjoyed reading Lord Foul's Bane, perhaps you would be interesting in reading the rest of the books in the Thomas Covenant series which also includes: The Illearth War, The Power that Preserves, The Wounded Land, The One Tree, White Gold Wielder, The Runes of the Earth, Fatal Revenant, Against All Things Ending (expected to be out in 2010), and The Last Dark (expected to be out in 2013). PLOT (From the inside cover of Lord Foul's Bane) Cursed by a terrible disease, Thomas Covenant is an outcast in our world: shunned by his neighbors, pushed by loneliness to the edges of madness. Suddenly he is transported to a mysterious and beautiful new world -- the Land -- where gentle people work magic with wood and stone, and the very earth and air bring healing. Covenant is welcomed as the reincarnation of a legendary saviour: his maimed hand and white-gold wedding ring mark him as a figure of power and sorcery, with a wild magic powerful against evil. But Covenant does not believe that the Land is real and thus, he becomes the unwilling tool of the enemy who seeks to destroy it: Lord Foul the Despiser. Three times, in their hour of greatest need, the peoples of the Land will summon him to their aid. Three times, as their reluctant leader, he will fail them. Only at the end, as a victorious Lord Foul prepares to devastate the Land and enslave its people forever, will Thomas Covenant call on the wild magic he alone can wield - for a last, epic battle with the forces of evil.... To read more on Lord Foul's Bane click HERE http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm359/Lady_Twilight85/Book%20Club/oldbookjudygibson.jpg[/img] Ready for the Discussion, but don't know where to begin? Try answering one of these questions. Discussion Starters If you quote the book please put the book excerpt in quotation marks and post the page number *Please share with us what your chose in the poll and why: *Who do you think the old beggar that spoke to Thomas Covenant in the town streets was? *Did you like the story of Lord Foul's Bane? Why or why not? *Did you identify with any of the characters? If so, which one and why? *If there was one thing you could change about the story what would it be? *If you were suddenly thrust into the Land would you believe your surroundings? *What is your favorite part of this book? *Will you go on to read the rest of the Thomas Covenant series? why or why not? *What appeals to you most about this story? The setting, The storyline, The characters, etc. A Note From Lady Twilight *If you think of more discussion starter questions please PM them to me and I will add them to this post* *You do not have to be a Book Club member to take part in this discussion. However, if you would like to join the book club and recieve updates via PM please let us know in the book club thread. *Please Do Not discuss the sequel books to Lord Foul's Bane in case the book club decides to read these novels in the future. Thank you! http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm359/Lady_Twilight85/Book%20Club/BookDivider.jpg[/img]
  6. This topic can be locked since the poll is over. Feel free to delete this post too
  7. I agree Meggie seemed younger than twelve to me. I pictured her as like a nine year old. Maybe she seemed younger though because she moved around so much that it was pretty much just her and her father. She didn't have every day contact with children her age. I don't know. But as far as the piggy back rides I think that's more of a size thing than an age thing. I still get piggy back rides from time to time haha usually has a joke but still. As for the second part of your post, I have to say that I liked some one the darker aspects. That bad characters come out too and that sometimes people go in. I found it to be less fairytale- everything is great- tra la la.
  8. @Kirroha all of the books have been suggestions by book club members that i've recieved. Some of them are younger reading yes but I wanted all reading levels to be able to get involved. And also if it's a shorter book or easier read I'm planning on putting in some short story reads. Which will be stories posted by fellow AMers and some I find on the internet. Of coarse book club members are encouraged to give me any suggestions they have. Also since some of the books are really short, for example the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe... we may do two book discussions in a month. We will see how it goes. If you guys will, please make any suggestions for future reads in the book club thread. As this thread will most likely be deleted after the poll is complete. I love his dark materials too. I think it will be a great book or set to discuss and even debate. Alot of people feel very strongly about the books and their religious factors.
  9. Yeah exactly. So i decided to go with the release date since the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the most well known book.
  10. Actually upon their original release I think think the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was the first book. But since then the set as been re-released and re-released and in one of those the Magicians nephew is first because chronologically it happens first. If that makes sense
  11. AM Book Club- Vote for the books you want to read! Please vote for the book(s) you would like to read and discuss in the AM Book Club. You are allowed multiple votes so please use them and vote for mulitple books. The book with the most votes will be the first we read (upon finishing our current reading list) the book with the second most votes will be the second and so on. If a book as no votes at all it will be taken off the list. If only a few of the books make it through this voting poll I will be posting another poll with different books soon. I will not be posting the recommended age on any of the books this time around. There was a lot of argument about the ages I posted on some of the books, so this time I will be attached links for each book where you can see if this book is appropriate for you. If you are under the age of 16 please check with your parents before reading, purchasing or checking out any of these books from a library. Please do not vote if you do not plan on being involved in any of the book club discussions. You do not have to be a book club member to partake in any of the discussions, but if you are interesting in becoming a member please click HERE Future Reads- Am Book Club Poll Options The Fellowship of the Ring (the Lord of the Rings) by J.R.R. Tolkien From the back cover of The Fellowship of the Ring: The dark, fearsome Ringwraiths were searching for a hobbit. Frodo Baggins knew they were seeking him and the Ring he bore –the Ring of Power that would enable evil Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it is up to Frodo and his faithful servant, Sam, with a small band of companions, to carry the Ring to the one place it could be destroyed –Mount Doom, in the very center of Sauron’s dark kingdom. This Begins J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Lord of the Rings, which continues in the Two Towers and the Return of the King. To read more on the Fellowship of the Ring click HERE The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper From the back cover of the Dark is Rising: On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift –that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated throughout the ages to keeping the world from dominations by the forces of evil, the Dark. He is plunged at once into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. Thereafter, for the twelve days of Christmas while the Dark is rising, life for Will, although outwardly normal, is strangely wonderful as he is drawn through terror and delight. To read more on the Dark is Rising please click HERE Eldest by Christopher Paolini The second novel in the Inheritance Cycle. Darkness Falls… Swords Clash…. Evil Reigns. Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatroix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in magic and swordsmanship, the vital skills of the Dragon Rider. It is a journey of a lifetime, filled with awe-inspiring new places and people, each day a fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and Eragon isn’t sure whom he can trust. (taken from barnesandnoble.com) To read more on Eldest please click HERE New Moon by Stephenie Meyer The second novel in the Twilight Saga. From the back cover of New Moon: I knew we were both in mortal danger. Still, in that instant, I felt well. Whole. I could feel my heart racing in my chest, the blood pulsing hot and fast through my veins again. My lungs filled deep with the sweet scent that came off his skin. It was like there had never been any hole in my chest. I was perfect –not healed, but as if there had never been a wound in the first place. To read more on New Moon please click HERE Inkspell by Cornelia Funke The second novel in the Inkworld Trilogy. Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of Inkheart, the book whose characters became real. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. But the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined. (taken from barnesandnoble.com) To read more on Inkspell please click HERE The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis The first book in a set of seven. From the back cover the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Narnia… the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy… the place where the adventure begins. Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor’s mysterious old house. At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. In the blink of an eye, their lives are changed forever. To read more on the Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe please click HERE A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray From the back cover of a Great and Terrible Beauty: Gemma Doyle isn’t like other girls. Girls with impeccable manners, who speak when spoken to, who remember their station, and who will lie back and think of England when it’s required of them. No, sixteen-year-old Gemma is an island unto herself, sent to the Spence Academy in London after tragedy strikes her family in India. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma finds a chilly reception. But she’s not completely alone… she’s been followed by a mysterious young man, who warns her to close her mind against the visions. For it’s at Spence that Gemma’s power to attract the supernatural unfolds; there she becomes entangled with the school’s most powerful girls and discovers her mother’s connection to a shadowy group called the Order. It’s there that her destiny waits… if only she can believe in it. To read more on a Great and Terrible Beauty CLICK HERE The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan From the back cover of the Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. To read more on the Lightning Thief please click HERE The Golden Compass (aka Northern Lights)by Philip Pullman The first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy. The Golden Compass follows an 11-year-old girl named Lyra Belacqua, and her daemon, from her home at Oxford University to the frozen wastes of the North, on a quest to save kidnapped children from the evil ‘Gobblers’, who are using them as part of a sinister experiment. Lyra also must rescue her father from the Panserbjorne, a race of talking, armored, mercenary polar bears that are holding him captive. Joining Lyra is a vagabond troop of gyptians, witches, an outcast bear, and a Texan in a hot air balloon. (Partly taken from barnesandnoble.com) To read more on the Golden Compass (aka Northern Lights) please click HERE Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (aka Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)by J.K. Rowling The first book in the Harry Potter series. From the back cover of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter. To read more on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (aka Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) please click HERE http://i316.photobucket.com/albums/mm359/Lady_Twilight85/Book%20Club/BookDivider.jpg[/img]
  12. I remember another thing I love about Inkheart. I really enjoy all the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. It's really unique in that way. I love how she connect her book to other books. And I actually got an urge to read a couple of the other books.
  13. Yeah Moony its about the same actually kind of funny because the actress that plays Resa in Inkheart also plays Arya in Eragon. Maybe I should just stop watching in movie made book that she's in... unless I haven't read the book first
  14. I do that alot too Mizzou. I screwed up in Gates of night to, not getting certain people engaged before they were taken away. Oh and I would totally armor some characters up and then they would leave the party so i'd be stuck playing a character I wasn't before with practically no armor.
  15. Dustfinger is my favorite character throughout all 3 books. I find him to be unpredictable and I like that in a character. As far as who I relate to most it would probably have to be Meggie. I have books everywhere and always have my nose in one. And i'm curious about everything. As for the movie. HATED IT. My husband said he didn't think it was that bad but I think it's just because he hasn't read the book. They changed so many things around, and the villians were laughable. I was really disappointed. I think what appeals to be most about this book is the idea of books literally being alive in their own world. If I could jump into any books it would most definitely have to be the Harry Potter books Attending Hogwarts, being surrounded by magic. But with my luck i'd be sucked into the story and end up as just a muggle. XD
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