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by teacher
Sun May 10, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: 2009 Birthday Project for San Jorge Children's Foundation
Topic: PR newspaper El Vocero reports on the Birthday Project
Replies: 21
Views: 6037

Re: PR newspaper El Vocero reports on the Birthday Project

Oh, we know that, Theresa! In fact if I remember correctly, PtP's name was mentioned in the press in connection to the Birthday Project last year, perhaps more precisely. Whichever name is mentioned doesn't interfere with the fact that the Birthday Project is a wonderful, noble idea, nor does it cha...
by teacher
Sat May 09, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: 2009 Birthday Project for San Jorge Children's Foundation
Topic: PR newspaper El Vocero reports on the Birthday Project
Replies: 21
Views: 6037

Re: PR newspaper El Vocero reports on the Birthday Project

Lovely! Nice article, hopefully it will inspire others to do something similar.
Good job, Zone staff and members! :applause2:
Theresa, you're a celebrity now, eh? Expect all sorts of interview requests soon :grin:
by teacher
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
Topic: Glass Books Question #10 ~ Parallel Stories
Replies: 25
Views: 2512

Re: Glass Books Question #10 ~ Parallel Stories

I think it added much more depth to the book, looking at the same events through different perspectives, although it was a bit of a challenge for me at times. After the first chapter or two I found myself being curious as to what that particular string of events would bring for the other characters.
by teacher
Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
Topic: Glass Books Question #8 ~ The Women
Replies: 30
Views: 3054

Re: Glass Books Question #8 ~ The Women

Liz :lol: True, that's who she's probably like, but I prefer clever mean girls to naive little maidens in distress. Teacher, like you Miss Temple was not my favorite type of person but I also didn't like the Contessa, not so much because she was strong or clever but because she was cruel. That is w...
by teacher
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
Topic: Glass Books Question #8 ~ The Women
Replies: 30
Views: 3054

Re: Glass Books Question #8 ~ The Women

Liz :lol:
True, that's who she's probably like, but I prefer clever mean girls to naive little maidens in distress.
by teacher
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
Topic: Glass Books Question #8 ~ The Women
Replies: 30
Views: 3054

Re: Glass Books Question #8 ~ The Women

I agree with most of you, Dahlquist doesn't seem to have the same depth of understanding for his female characters as he does for his male ones. Even when he tries to describe a motivation, like Miss Temple's reasons for fleeing, the reasons seem based in a male ego and fall a little flat. Perhaps m...
by teacher
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
Topic: Glass Books #4 ~ Abelard Svenson
Replies: 18
Views: 1359

Re: Glass Books #4 ~ Abelard Svenson

Like many here, I felt that what Svenson brought to the story was the everyman's perspective to the events. He provides the normal Victorian man's response to strange events, different from the Chang's, whose life has always been unusual, and the reactions of the perpetually rebellious Miss Temple. ...
by teacher
Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
Topic: Glass Books #2 ~ Setting?
Replies: 34
Views: 2046

Re: Glass Books #2 ~ Setting?

Liz, I know exactly what you mean, and I'm not very well traveled either. That's why I said it was frustrating to not know where the action took place, I even caught myself several times following Chang and Miss Temple around St. Pauls in London (! - don't ask me why, I have no idea), even after I r...
by teacher
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
Topic: Glass Books #2 ~ Setting?
Replies: 34
Views: 2046

Re: Glass Books #2 ~ Setting?

Same as many here: I first thought of London and the English countryside but because of the storyline itself rather than the actual description of the places. Well,you begin reading knowing it's a mystery. Also, the whole Miss Temple beginning looked, sounded, smelled and felt cold like something ou...
by teacher
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
Topic: Glass Books Question #1 ~ A Departure
Replies: 45
Views: 4208

Re: Glass Books Question #1 ~ A Departure

I wanted to hit him over the head while reading some of his descriptive passages. :highfive: Sometimes, especially when Chang got to Harchmont, some of the passages reminded me of this http://dullestblog.com/ and I wondered if Dahlquist was paid per word. A good writer, no doubt, wonderful imaginat...
by teacher
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
Topic: Glass Books Question #1 ~ A Departure
Replies: 45
Views: 4208

Re: Glass Books Question #1

I read the first 100-150 pages looking like this :-O, not quite knowing what it was I was reading or where it was supposed to take me, especially knowing it was meant to be filmed. I haven't read too many ONBC books so I'm not sure how big a change it is from the usual ONBCread, but it's very differ...
by teacher
Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Book News
Topic: Narcisa by Jonathan Shaw
Replies: 9
Views: 2968

Re: Narcisa by Jonathan Shaw

Liz wrote:I don't think I realized Jonathan Shaw was also a writer. :blush: Does anyone know if Shaw did all of Johnny's tattoos?

Not all of them. Somewhere in the Archives there's an interview that mentiones another name, but there's no way I could possibly remember which.
by teacher
Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Birthdays and Celebrations
Topic: WE HAVE WINNERS!
Replies: 18
Views: 3629

Re: WE HAVE WINNERS!

Congratulations! :applause2:
by teacher
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Birthdays and Celebrations
Topic: ONBC 5th Birthday Contest Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2752

Re: ONBC 5th Birthday Contest Questions

Ahem ... :blush: :blush:

DITHOT, unlike you, I don't read every book on the schedule, so I'm definetely not ahead of you :lol:
by teacher
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: Birthdays and Celebrations
Topic: ONBC 5th Birthday Contest Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2752

Re: ONBC 5th Birthday Contest Questions

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:Thank you, teacher! I hope you have picked up your copy of Dream Eaters and will join us for the discussion! :cool:

Surprisingly, I have 50 pages till the end. :dance:

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