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Live Reading - The Hobbit - Tonight after 8pmPST September 29, 2012 - 7:30PM
We've decided to read The Hobbit in light of the new movie coming out at the end of this year! If you're interested in tuning in please add tiamatthefreakgmail.com to your Skype and send me a message!
Live Book Reading - Sat after 8pmPST September 26, 2012 - 2:58AM
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Hey guys! I've been wanting to do a book reading night for my sister for a while now as I have a pile of books I want to read and get easily distracted reading alone. I also want to get practice reading out-loud and to an audience. I think I'm going to do it over Skype, but I'll let you vote.
Please click here to pick the best method for you and the book you're most interested in<3
Please let any friends who would be interested know ~<3
*The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkein - "Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse, unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo--alone and unaided--who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside..."
*Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice - Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D. - "Mark Plotkin has spent much of the last decade in the rain forest tracking the shamans whose knowledge of the curative powers of plants may hold the cure to some of today's devastating diseases. This is the fascinating account of his apprenticeships to these powerful wise men, an anthropological adventure story that also vividly clarifies what destruction of the region's plant species may ultimately cost humanity."
*Dune - Frank Herbert - "Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction."
*The Call of the Wild - Jack London - "Meet Buck, a strong young dog, stolen from his safe California home and transported to the frigid Klondike. Here he encounters greedy prospectors, savage Indians and howling wolves, as he learns cunning and toughness to survive. Buck turns into the bravest sled dog in all Alaska and comes tolearn love and loyalty to his master. But deep inside Buck yearns to be free of a man's rule and heed "the call of the wild." Yeah uh the hard copy I have of this is really dumbed down for kids for some reason . . . pretty sure I can pull the full version off Kindle for free though <3
*Einstein's Dreams - Alan Lightman - "A modern classic, Einstein's Dreams is a fictional collage of stories dreamed by Albert Einstein in 1905, when he worked in the patent office in Switzerland. As the defiant but sensitive young genius is creating his theory of relativity, a new conception of time, he imagines many possible worlds. In one, time is circular, so that people are fated to repeat triumphs and failures over and over. In another, there is a place, visited b lovers and parents clinging to their children, where time stands still. In yet another, time is a nightingale, sometimes trapped b a bell jar."
*Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Book 7 - J.K. Rowling - The final book in the Harry Potter series.
*The Dragonrider of Pern - Anne McCaffrey - Dragonflight "After ten long Turns, Lessa was ready to come out of hiding, to claim her birthright and become Weyrwoman of Benden. But suddenly, the deadly silver Threads once again threatened all Pern with destruction. The mighty telepathic dragons were fewer in number, not nearly enough to protect the planet in its hour of greatest peril... until Lessa hatched a daring and dangerous scheme to rally support form people who had long ago ceased to exist!"
*Symposium - Plato - "'What is love?' In his celebrated masterpiece, Symposium, Plato imagines a high-society dinner-party in Athens in 416 BC at which the guests--including the comic poet Aristophanes and, of course, Plato's mentor Socrates--each deliver a short speech in praise of love. The sequence of dazzling speeches culminates in Socrates' famous account of the views of Diotima, a prophetess who taught him that love is our means of trying to attain goodness. And then into the party bursts the drunken Alcibiades, the most popular and notorious Athenian of thetime, who insists on praising Socrates himself rather than love, and gives a brilliant sketch of this enigmatic character. The power, humour, and pathos of Plato's creation engage the reader on every page."
*Out of the Silent Planet - C.S. Lewis - "This first book in C.S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy, which continues with Perelandra and That Hideous Strength, Out of the Silent Planet begins the adventures of the remarkable Dr. Random. Here, that estimable man is abducted by a megalomaniacal physicist and his accomplice and taken via spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra. The two menare in need of a human sacrifice, and Dr. Ransom would seem to fit the bill. Once on the planet, however, Ransom eludes his captors, risking his life and his chances of returning to Earth, becoming a stranger in a land that is enchanting in its difference from Earth and instructive in its similarity. First published in 1943, Out of the Silent Planet remains a mysterious suspenseful tour de force."
*Interview With the Vampire - Anne Rice - "Witness the confessions of a vampire. A novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force, it is a story of danger and flight, love and loss, suspense and resolution, and the extraordinary power of the senses."
*The Singular Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Rudolph Raspe - "Munchausen, the German Prince of Lies, has become in literature a mythical figure like Ulysses and Gulliver, like Gargantua and Don Juan. Like Don Juan--but unlike Gulliver, however--Munchausen lived. His full name was Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Baron von Munchausen, and he lived in the eighteenth sentury in the distrct of Hanover. A landowner, he was notorious for telling, with a straight face, wildly absurd stories of his adventures which he insisted were true. The Munchhausen of real life wa sborn in 1720, and it is historical truth the he was a hunter and a soldier, and helped the Russians fight the Turks. It was this background of authenticity which gave the main humorous effect to his most extravagant tales: they were told with an infinity of precise, serious, scientific detail; the most palpable, hair-raising, monstrous inventions were presented in a manly, sober, soldierly style of disarming sincerity."
*Russian Folk Tales - Albert B. Lord - "Certain books should be clearly marked DANGER! OPEN AT YOUR OWN RISK! ENCHANTMENT AT WORK! In them, time and distance have no meaning, a prince can travel uncountable miles in the twinkling of an eye, animals speak and give good advice, brooms and mortars behave as if they were alive. On every page there is a powerful charm to entrance the unwary reader. Take warning now that this is such a book!"
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Ask Tiamat Anything August 16, 2012 - 7:49PM
Yup! I made one of these inspired by my sister and her homies. I'll try to reply to each question with a drawing when I can! I have links to my friends ask pages as well. It's super fun so I hope you guys will participate!
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Everyone Has Art Block August 11, 2012 - 11:50PM
Everybody seems to have been struck by artist block at the same time :c there must have been a disturbance in the force.