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9 74 Sep 10 2013, 01:34 AM
In: Last PostNew Features
By: Prof. Opal

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No New Posts Series
Post here any set of books which is a trilogy (3) or longer. A series may be either fiction or non-fiction. (Examples are J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series or Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone murder mysteries series.) Individual books may also be posted in their respective genres' threads.
99 381 Sep 2 2015, 06:19 PM
In: Last PostThe Sevenwaters Trilogy
By: Amy Lupin
No New Posts Fantasy
This forum should contain single (or two) books in the fantasy genre. (Examples are a J.K. Rowling Harry Potter book and Cornelia Funke's The Thief Lord.)
49 71 Sep 3 2015, 05:47 AM
In: Last PostNeverwhere/Neil Gaiman
By: Tarma Black
No New Posts Mystery/Suspense
This forum should have posts about mystery books or psychological thrillers. (Examples are Kelley Armstong's Exit Strategy and Mary Stewart's The Gabriel Hounds.)
35 28 Sep 3 2015, 05:28 AM
In: Last Postthe books of Mary Stewart
By: Tarma Black
No New Posts Science Fiction
This forum should contain titles which reflect the Science Fiction genre. (Examples are Poul Anderson's Brain Wave and Isaac Assimov's
I, Robot.)
20 23 Dec 5 2011, 02:17 PM
In: Last PostI am Number 4
By: Enid Labs
No New Posts Historical Fiction
This forum should contain books which are based on actual (historical) eras or events, but which are largely fictional (made up) in the characters that appear and events that happen in the books. (Examples are James Michener's Alaska and Lew Wallace's Ben Hur.)
48 27 May 25 2013, 01:50 PM
In: Last PostThe Cove
By: Prof. Opal
No New Posts Action
This forum contains books which has the action of the characters as the main focus. The books are often part of another genre such as mystery or historical fiction, but the "doings" of the main charcters are the focus. (Examples are Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October and Alistair MacClean's The Guns of Navarrone.)
7 5 Jun 14 2011, 09:41 PM
In: Last PostThe Road
By: Prof. Opal
No New Posts Romance
This genre contains books which focus on "love stories" and/or epic travels which involve great love and great risk, and great achievements or disappointments. These are usually fiction--if a book deals with real people, then place it in the non-fiction forum. (Examples would be Nicholas Spark's The Notebook and Thomas Mann's Death in Venice.)
24 26 Aug 7 2011, 12:19 AM
In: Last PostThe Time Traveler's Wife
By: Jamie Sessions
No New Posts Comedy
This shelf should contain books which are primarily fiction, but which focus on humor. (Examples would be Patricia Reilly Giff's The Winter Worm Business and Douglas Adam's The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. This latter book is also part of a series.)
5 2 Sep 19 2011, 07:49 PM
In: Last PostFannie Flagg books
By: Prof. Opal
No New Posts Horror
This forum will contain books that serve to frighten (and make more cautious and thoughtful at the same time) the reader. (Examples are any of The Goosebumps books or Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.)
9 19 Sep 7 2011, 07:48 PM
In: Last PostFrakenstein
By: Enid Labs
No New Posts Non-fiction
This forum contains titles which are based in reality: historical accounts, auto-biography, biography, social commentary, philosophy, psychology, travel, Do-It-Yourself, art, etc. (Examples would be Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie and Margaret Barnes' A Buzzard is My Best Friend.)
49 9 Apr 3 2013, 08:38 PM
In: Last PostTuesdays with Morrie
By: Prof. Opal
No New Posts Poetry
This forum may contain book collections of various poets' poems (Anthologies), and book-length poems (epic poetry). (Examples would be Homer's The Illiad and T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland.)
5 16 Aug 15 2011, 02:02 AM
In: Last PostThe Highwayman, Alfred Noyes
By: Anneliese Lee
No New Posts Drama
This shelf contains titles of plays (three to five acts), one-person shows in literature form, and musicals, either comedy or tragedy. (Examples would be Ibsen's The Doll House and Oscar and Hammerstein's South Pacific.)
10 13 Feb 5 2011, 04:29 AM
In: Last PostMacbeth
By: Ernest Slughorn
No New Posts Realistic "Life" Fiction
In this forum, books that are fiction but based on "real life" experiences (as opposed to fantasy) may be listed. Some of them may also qualify for other forums--so feel free to list them twice. This forum is likely to be "heavy" in books that deal with life crises and psychological scenarios. Examples would be I Never Promised You a Rose Garden and Flowers for Algernon.
35 20 Jul 23 2013, 03:29 PM
In: Last PostBroken for You
By: Prof. Opal

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No New Posts Book of the month
The forum for the discussion of the book of the month.
14 67 Oct 16 2013, 12:57 AM
In: Last PostOctober's Books
By: Prof. Opal
No New Posts Authors
Discuss your favorite authors here
20 46 Sep 2 2015, 05:21 PM
In: Last PostOrson Scott Card
By: Amy Lupin
Read Only Forum Books--Archive
All entries in this section have been transferred (book by book) to the Bookshelf section, where you may again comment on these books. Starting in October 2007, please post your titles in the appropriate genre forum under the Bookshelf category. Thank you. Prof. Opal
1 25 Mar 22 2006, 09:22 AM
In: Last PostRecommended Reading
By: Seren Edwards
No New Posts HBC Contest Archive
Old submissions for the HBC contests.
30 0 Feb 11 2006, 07:33 PM
In: Last PostHBC contest winners
By: Alanna Pierce

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No New Posts Chatter on the Lawn
Feel free to talk about anything and everything in this forum. Just keep in mind that the HOL rules for posts must be followed.
7 82 Mar 9 2013, 09:35 PM
In: Last PostBooks turned into movies
By: Prof. Opal
No New Posts School Literary Assignments
Many of us get "assigned readings" by educators in real life. This forum is the place to ask questions of other members about those readings! Since other members will probably have read the work you are assigned, you might pick up some insights, facts, etc., which will help you grasp the author's themes and messages. You could just "vent," too, but keep it respectable!
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2 169 Sep 2 2015, 07:01 PM
In: Last PostThe Never-Ending Title Game...
By: Polaris Black

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