Yes, I read Red Queen and Fallen series... both are so good. I just hope the movie actually takes off. I want to see who they will cast as Mare, Maven and Cal. :P As for Fallen... I know wikipedia isn't a reliable source but it says it will be released in 2016. As well as production for a sequel has already began.Source
I have a really good feeling about this movie- there has been so much buzz about it even before the book came out...I also think the book would translate well to screen. Thennn again... there is always that book that totally flops as a movie.
Do you mean book club titles? But yes absolutely!! Right now we're reading The Queen of the Tearling, next month is The Scorch Trials. We run a bunch of group discussions on the wiki, hope you can join in sometime!
Yeah, those! (I also voted on the choices you had for the Red Queen fan castings) I am always looking for outlets where I can express my opinions on the books I read since a lot of my friends are either not avid readers or not into the same books as I am!
Hi, I'd like to inform you that Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Magnus Chase Wiki have merged their communities together into one collective database. Could you update the books template so that we are now under the "Authors" section as Rick Riordan?
Hi Asnow. Sorry to bother you again. What've I noticed with the first month of Bible Book Club that its not something that lacks interest. There are users interested- that's not the issue.
The problem(s) I am dealing with are :
1. Being able to measure the level of activity/engagement with the Bible Book Study
2. Getting users to engage
3. Quality of videos
4.Getting people actually reading the Bible
I honestly see this as more of a video-driven program and its difficult to create high-quality videos. Overtime the quality will improve. I was wondering if sometime this week (Monday-Wednesday) we could chat for 30 to 60 minutes (I know you might not have that much time) and talk about perhaps ways to get people more engaged with the program and perhaps any ideas on improving videos and intregrating that with the wiki's content.
I'm actually not the expert on videos... I'm probably one of the worst people to ask :( I'm sorry! As for the book club-- I know I've given you some suggestions in the past, so I think that still stands as my best advice. You might consider reaching out to the Literature Wiki admin? He might have some good tips!
The literature wiki admin probably wouldn't help (maybe I would be wrong) but they may not want to give advice on a Christian program. I will try looking back at past advice (difficult to find as it gets archived on message walls) but do you know anybody specific to reccomend me to for the questions (staff or otherwise) ?
Because it got me thinking, why have pages that have little information while you can have them all in the one page. Like it took me ages (3 three for it to be up to scratch) even the main page had to get cleaned. So it look me three weeks for me the clean up the wiki. Now it is going to take me another three more with the relinking part.
Hey Ariana! I was wondering, is Red Rising the book club book for the month of June? If so, I'm totally down to join! I didn't really have any interest in The 100, but Red Rising has been on my TBR for a while!
Just checking in to see how are you and what been happening. Just put a friend onto joining Wikia for the first time. I told her the perks and great people that are on here, but I also warned her about the rules.
Aw thanks for checking in -- been so busy I haven't had a chance to say hi in a while! That's so great about your friend -what is her user name? I'll keep an eye out for her on Wikia :) So glad you're spreading the word and getting an extra hand!
How is everything on your wikis? I saw you're now an admin on Fifty Shades of Grey- that's awesome!
I don't know her user name but I will get it from her on Monday when I see her next. I have also made you admin on the fifty shades of grey wiki to. I have had to complete 40% of the tasks and now it is cleaned up and ready to go.
Hi Ariana! I'm not sure how long it has been like this, but right now what I'm seeing on the Books Hub's main page (http://bookshub.wikia.com/wiki/Books_Hub), sections of it is displaying what looks like stuff belonging to another hub (movies?), not sure if this is supposed to happen? Feel like I ought to report this somewhere.
Also, are we allow to edit on this page http://bookshub.wikia.com/wiki/Calendar? It is open to regular user edits, but seeing there's the "official" on the banner, I figure I should ask before editing. I just sort of got into the Caster Chronicles and of which Dangerous Deception is supposed to be coming out later this month, was wondering if it's alright to put it up there, hopefully re-acttracting old fans and perhaps new ones... Their wiki is kind of dying and it's such a shame.
Hey Ariana! Thanks for the explanation... I guess it just shows I haven't been with Wikia that long to know about this kind of stuff lol. Next time when it happen I won't freak out!
I want to talk to you about something else though, this is again about the Book Wikis footer; I was wondering if you can consider simply making a section for "Authors" (perhaps on the top being the first section)? For a person like me who basically doesn't read much, I knew Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and Alex Rider are in fact just characters' names instead of actual people, but for authors whom I've never heard of (basically most of them except for Stephen King), it became a bit hard to tell if it's a character of a series as the name of the series, or an author and it's a wiki about multiple works of an author.
But I'll have to admit again, I really don't read much, so I really don't know much about any of the authors I've just listed; if their works are all set in the same shared universe (I did already exclude three Wikis that are names of authors yet all the works of whom are set in the same world), I guess there's no need to move them to the author section, but I'm getting the impression that those are indeed covering multiple standalone books series by the same authors. Then you can add your Charlaine Harris wik along! (I realized it is added on the YA footer, but not the main one where a lot of other authors are) =D I also want to nominate the Cornelia Funke Wiki to be listed as well! (I'm working my way around it) Also, originally the Inkheart Wiki somehow didn't have the "BOOKS" logo at the bottom, I reported it and it was fixed and I was told just to ask about it... So, is it okay for you (since you are also a staff), to add the "BOOKS" logo to the Cornelia Funke Wiki? That's really what it is, a wiki about her books. I've talked to the founder and admin of that wiki and she said she's not really around to manage the wiki and it's alright to just make choices... I think this is a reasonable one! =]
If for some reason the authors can't have their own separate section, that's fine, too; it's just a suggestion! Other nominees: I haven't read them, but I came across those three other wikis about book series: City of Ember, Maximum Ride, and Lords of the Underworld; perhaps they can be added to the footer as well! xoxo
Thank you for the change for the Cornelia Funke wiki! Looking forward to seeing the orange logo to pop up!
Oh... ahaha... Gail Carriger and Lemony Snicket are actually two of the ones I've excluded... the first one it seems like the series was only set decades or centuries apart or something yet still in the same world.. then again I haven't read them so I don't know if the statement is accurate. Same goes for Snicket... Base on "The new series, designed to be a set of prequels to A Series of Unfortunate Events"...
And for some bizarre reason, the footer isn't updating on Inkheart Wiki... yet it is on The Caster Chronicles Wiki lol Still not seeing Cornelia Funke and Charlaine Harris on this specific template though...
But yeah! Thank you for creating the section! That itself helps a lot! (btw, Stephen King and Tamora Pierce are missing a dot in between.)
Oh whoops I left off Cornelia and Charlaine! OK those are added in. As for Gail Carriger-- I think it's ok since the wiki is named after the author. Might be clearer for people looking for her wiki. Same for Lemony Snicket. (I see your point though :D)
Weird- I see the books logo at the bottom of Inkheart! Maybe refresh your cache??
And the dot is now updated! Wahoo... I'm a scatterbrain. Thank you for catching that.
Oh no I mean that the footer isn't showing what you've updated (the latest version), for some reason I'm still seeing Children's Books under Action-Adventure instead of the new Author section on the Inkheart Wiki, but it's showing on another wiki. I guess I'll just have to wait for it xP. (and yes the book logo has been there ever since I made the request a few weeks ago; was talking about template and its content)
and um, okay this is totally again just a personal suggestion and I hope I don't annoy you, but can you consider replacing the codes to the Book Wikis footer template to something like the one below?
I'll explain first. The only things I've changed are to align ALL the text center (so I also removed the extra codes for the headings to make them center), margins on all sides and extra padding on the right. I used to major in graphic design, and one of the typography concepts stuck in my brain is "orphan", it basically means a very short line or even just a single word at end aka bottom of a paragraph, and it's something to avoid. Right now, if placing the footer on the left column of the main page, "Sherlock Holmes" and "Zodiac" will appear to look like orphans; if placing it on the main page on the bottom so it can fully stretch out, a lot of lines will look like that because the line length is much longer... Making them all centered will at least make it less off-balanced. As for the margin and padding, it's actually because I'm not exactly sure how to fix it; the problem I have is that on the left of all the text, there's a pretty gracious gap between the text and the image; however, there's barely any gap on the right with text and the outline of the box; some of the words are practically kissing the line and causing tangents, it again is just something really not pleasing to the eyes.
I didn't add any extra link or fix any order of the links, just the overall presentation; I hope you can at least copy and paste it to preview how it looks like... and if it doesn't work for you, I guess that's fine, too. But I figure I should let you know... That's like the downside of learning typography... one can never un-see stuff after learning the rules.
<div align="center" style="text-align:center; width:99%; border:1px solid #396b76">
<div style="height:187px; overflow:auto; margin:5px 5px 5px 5px; padding-left:5px; padding-right:10px">
<!-- Action/Adventure -->
[[w:c:the13treasurescursessecretsbook|13 Treasures]] •
[[w:c:gabrielallon|Gabriel Allon]] •
[[w:c:iamnumberfour|I Am Number Four]] •
[[w:c:jamesbond|James Bond]] •
[[w:c:magnuschase|Magnus Chase & the Gods of Asgard]] •
[[w:c:camphalfblood|Percy Jackson]] •
[[w:c:kanechronicles|The Kane Chronicles]]
<!-- BY AUTHOR -->
[[w:c:corneliafunke|Cornelia Funke]] •
[[w:c:charlaineharris|Charlaine Harris]] •
[[w:c:dianawynnejones|Diana Wynne Jones]] •
[[w:c:seuss|Dr. Seuss]] •
[[w:c:ericflint|Eric Flint]] •
[[w:c:gailcarriger|Gail Carriger Books]] •
[[w:c:turtledove|Harry Turtledove]] •
[[w:c:janeausten|Jane Austen]] •
[[w:c:ljanesmith|L. J. Smith]] •
[[w:c:snicket|Lemony Snicket]] •
[[w:c:megcabot|Meg Cabot]] •
[[w:c:pkd|Phillip K. Dick]] •
[[w:c:stephenking|Stephen King]] •
[[w:c:tamorapierce|Tamora Pierce]] •
[[w:c:booksofhistorychronicles|Ted Dekker]] •
<!-- CHILDREN'S BOOKS -->
<div style="font-size:18px">Children's Books</div>
[[w:c:amelia|Amelia's Notebooks]] •
[[w:c:anneofgreengables|Anne of Green Gables]] •
[[w:c:boxcarchildren|Boxcar Children]] •
[[w:c:childrensbooks|Children's Books]] •
[[w:c:childrenofthelamp|Children of the Lamp]] •
[[w:c:daphne|Daphne's Diary]] •
[[w:c:dearamerica|Dear America]] •
[[w:c:guardiansofgahoole|Guardians of Ga'Hoole]] •
[[w:c:hardyboys|Hardy Boys]] •
[[w:c:harrypotter|Harry Potter]] •
[[w:c:littlehouse|Little House on the Prairie]] •
[[w:c:thepeculiarchildren|Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children]] •
[[w:c:septimusheap|Septimus Heap]] •
[[w:c:magictreehouse|The Magic Tree House]] •
[[w:c:underlandchronicles|The Underland Chronicles]] •
[[w:c:warriors|Warriors Cats]] •
[[w:c:wingsoffire|Wings of Fire]]
<!-- FANTASY -->
[[w:c:666parkavenue|666 Park Avenue]] •
[[w:c:abrahamlincolnvampirehunter|Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter]] •
[[w:c:artemisfowl|Artemis Fowl]] •
[[w:c:ashtownburials|Ashtown Burials]] •
[[w:c:bartimaeus|Bartimaeus Trilogy]] •
[[w:c:bluebloodsuniverse|Blue Bloods]] •
[[w:c:brilliancesaga|Brilliance Saga]] •
[[w:c:cirquedufreak|Cirque Du Freak]] •
[[w:c:codexalera|Codex Alera]] •
[[w:c:darkhunter|Dark Hunters]] •
[[w:c:denofshadows|Den of Shadows]] •
[[w:c:eondragoneye|Eon: Dragoneye Reborn]] •
[[w:c:fae|Fae Trilogy]] •
[[w:c:heirchronicles|Heir Chronicles]] •
[[w:c:houseofnight|House of Night]] •
[[w:c:hdm|His Dark Materials]] •
[[w:c:iamlegend|I Am Legend]] •
[[w:c:iceandfire|Ice and Fire]] •
[[w:c:inkheart|Inkheart Trilogy]] •
[[w:c:ironfey|Iron Fey]] •
[[w:c:kingkiller|Kingkiller Chronicles]] •
[[w:c:lotr|Lord of the Rings]] •
[[w:c:nightworld|Night World]] •
[[w:c:sevenrealms|Seven Realms]] •
[[w:c:shadowfalls|Shadow Falls]] •
[[w:c:sistersgrimm|Sisters Grimm]] •
[[w:c:sookiestackhouse|Southern Vampire Mysteries]] •
[[w:c:thecasterchronicles|The Caster Chronicles]] •
[[w:c:darktower|The Dark Tower]] •
[[w:c:thehollows|The Hollows]] •
[[w:c:theirondruidchronicles|The Iron Druid Chronicles]] •
[[w:c:bloodofeden|The Immortal Rules]] •
[[w:c:theimmortalsseries|The Immortals Series]] •
[[w:c:themagicians|The Magicians]] •
[[w:c:theportaltrilogy|The Portal Trilogy]] •
[[w:c:eugenides|The Queen's Thief]] •
[[w:c:theravenboys|The Raven Boys]] •
[[w:c:secretcircle|The Secret Circle]] •
[[w:c:secretsnicholasflamel|The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel]] •
[[w:c:societyondarun|The Society On Da Run/Tarnished: Broken Dragons]] •
[[w:c:thesoulkeepers|The Soulkeepers]] •
[[w:c:spiderwick|The Spiderwick Chronicles]] •
[[w:c:stormlightarchive|The Stormlight Archive]] •
[[w:c:theforbiddengame|The Forbidden Game]] •
[[w:c:theyoungelites|The Young Elites]] •
[[w:c:thethroneofglass|Throne of Glass]] •
[[w:c:trylletrilogy|Trylle Trilogy]] •
[[w:c:tigerscurse|Tiger's Curse]] •
[[w:c:urbanfantasy|Urban Fantasy]] •
[[w:c:vampireacademy|Vampire Academy]] •
[[w:c:vampirediaries|The Vampire Diaries]] •
[[w:c:violetedenchapters|Violet Eden Chapters]] •
[[w:c:wot|Wheel of Time]] •
<!-- MYSTERY -->
[[w:c:39clues|39 Clues]] •
[[w:c:gravesight|Grave Sight]] •
[[w:c:indeath|In Death]] •
[[w:c:romanmysteries|Roman Mysteries]] •
[[w:c:pretty-little-liars|Pretty Little Liars]] •
<!-- SCIENCE-FICTION -->
<div style="font-size:18px">Science Fiction</div>
[[w:c:ansible|Ender's Game]] •
[[w:c:hitchhikers|Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]] •
[[w:c:longknife|Kris Longknife]] •
[[w:c:michaelvey|Michael Vey Series]] •
[[w:c:expanse|The Expanse]] •
[[w:c:thehostseries|The Host]] •
[[w:c:themortalitydoctrine|The Mortality Doctrine]] •
[[w:c:red-rising|Red Rising]] •
[[w:c:the-returned|The Returned]] •
<!-- YA -->
<div style="font-size:18px">Young Adult Fiction</div>
[[w:c:awalktoremember|A Walk to Remember]] •
[[w:c:alexrider|Alex Rider]] •
[[w:c:thearcanachronicles|Arcana Chronicles]] •
[[w:c:beautifuldisaster|Beautiful Disaster]] •
[[w:c:daughterofsmokeandbone|Daughter of Smoke and Bone]] •
[[w:c:delirium|Delirium Trilogy]] •
[[w:c:emilyofnewmoon|Emily of New Moon]] •
[[w:c:theforestofhandsandteeth|Forest of Hands and Teeth]] •
[[w:c:gallaghergirls|Gallagher Girls]] •
[[w:c:guardsoftheshadowlands|Guards of the Shadowlands]] •
[[w:c:hushhush|Hush, Hush]] •
[[w:c:littlewomen|Little Women]] •
[[w:c:maradyer|Mara Dyer]] •
[[w:c:monsterblood|Monster Blood Tattoo]] •
[[w:c:monument14|Monument 14]] •
[[w:c:rainoftheghosts|Rain of the Ghosts]] •
[[w:c:red-queen|Red Queen]] •
[[w:c:shipbreaker|Ship Breaker]] •
[[w:c:the5thwave|The 5th Wave]] •
[[w:c:thebookthief|The Book Thief]] •
[[w:c:theboneseason|The Bone Season]] •
[[w:c:thefaultinourstars|The Fault in Our Stars]] •
[[w:c:thehungergames|The Hunger Games]] •
[[w:c:thelonecity|The Lone City]] •
[[w:c:lunarchronicles|The Lunar Chronicles]] •
[[w:c:mazerunner|The Maze Runner]] •
[[w:c:papergods|Paper Gods]] •
[[w:c:themediator|The Mediator]] •
[[w:c:the-queen-of-the-tearling|The Queen of the Tearling]] •
[[w:c:thelyinggame|The Lying Game]] •
[[w:c:thescorpioraces|The Scorpio Races]] •
[[w:c:theselection|The Selection]] •
[[w:c:shadowhunters|The Shadowhunter Chronicles]] •
[[w:c:wewereliars|We Were Liars]] •
<!-- MISC -->
[[w:c:fiftyshadesofgrey|Fifty Shades of Grey]] •
[[w:c:the-kills|The Kills]] •
[[w:c:millenniumtrilogy|Millenium Trilogy]] •
[[w:c:sexandthecity|Sex and the City]] •
[[w:c:smstirling|S. M. Stirling]] •
[[w:c:patricia-finney|Sir Robert Carey Mysteries]] •
[[w:c:takashi-matsuoka|Takashi Matsuoka]] •
[[w:c:the-last-kingdom|The Last Kingdom]] •
[[w:c:wolvesofmercyfalls|Wolves of Mercy Falls]]
Love the suggestion! Thanks so much for fixing the code there...I think it looks great! It is updated here... That's so cool you majored in graphic design and typography! I learned all of my design stuff when I started working at Wikia...but I'm trying to learn a bit on my own so I can improve :)
Awww thank you for trying out and ending up using it! I was seriously afraid of being overbearing. I actually only majored in graphic design for a really, REALLY short period of time, but I feel I did get the principles, just not the advanced stuff. On the Net it's a bit different though... like coding is something I have to observe and ask around (sent in quite of few emails to wikia for it actually)... I still have no idea why the gap on the left side is that width, I didn't think it needs to be that wide, but because I have no idea how to decrease it, I made space the right wider to balance it out a bit.... I'm glad you find it okay!
Um, looking at it more closely, I noticed the section "Fantasy" and "Young Adult Fiction" are getting quite a bit long; I think perhaps you can consider creating another categorization, "Supernatural"? Although it may be a bit similar to Fantasy, I think there's still a slight difference... Like His Dark Materials, Ice and Fire, Inheritance, Inkheart Trilogy, Kingkiller Chronicles, and Lord of the Rings; those stood out to me as Fantasy; whereas Cirque Du Freak, Southern Vampire Mysteries, The Caster Chronicles, Vampire Academy, and The Vampire Diaries are more of Supernatural. The Shadowhunter Chronicles and Twilight from the YA section can be moved to this as well. Again, I don't really read much so I don't really recognize most of the titles, therefore I'm not sure whether the ratio of this genre would end up taking up way more than ideal, but it's an idea.
I was also under the impression that Alex Rider was a "agent" type thingy... Both Bourne and James Bond are under "Action-Adventure", perhaps it could be moved there?
Although the wiki also covers adaptation in other media, it had all the info on the original works, I think it should also be listed: Oz
Again, not quite sure if the proportion is worth mentioning, but if it is, maybe creating a "Dystopian/Post-apocalyptic" section could share the load of some longer sections.
A slightly more difficult suggestion... Do you think you can create another image for the YA footer to match up the Book footer? (not the other way around) I have to admit, initially I really think the square looks more appealing and professional, but in the end I think it's more about fonts and overall design choice. The reason I ask this is not just so they can look good when placing them one on top of the other, but because, right now, the book footer can actually be used as a sidebox, I'm not sure where I saw it first, but I also did it on the Cornelia Funke Wiki; and although the image is perhaps 1 or 2 pixels wider than the box, it generally looks pretty good imo; the YA footer, on the other hand, because of the image width, cannot be used as such. I thought it'd be nice if giving people more options about where to place the template.
I lifted the protect options for the template-- it seems like you have a lot of really good ideas and I trust your judgment! Do you want to go ahead and make the changes you listed above? Narnia should be on there! Same with Oz.
I'm into the idea of creating new sections to break it up a bit! It gets tricky because a lot of the books fit into multiple sections-- but you could possible use Goodreads as a guide?
As for the YA footer-- good idea, I updated the photo! I also created this template if users only want to post one template onto their wiki (see here). I tried to delete the break-- but it kept messing up the templates, so I kept it as is.
So what do you think about working on the Book Wiki footer- would you be up for it?
Ohhh wow, the new template with both of them is awesome! Thank you! The gap is indeed smaller!!!!!! Will place it on Inkheart Wiki later!
Awww thanks for having faith in me! I would like to help out editing the book wiki footer, but I think sorting out while checking with Goodreads takes time, if it's okay, I'll document them somewhere else and update when I go through a few sections? So you might not see any immediate changes on it, but yes I would like to work on it!! =D
Hi there Ariana! I have yet to have time to work on the book templates we talked about previously, as I'm spreading myself a little bit thin at the moment, but I just want to let you know that I haven't forgot about it and will def. work on it when all of my pet-projects are more presentable!
A few questions, on Thread:10394#3 I asked about switching/adding the BOOKS icon to the Cornelia Funke Wiki, on Thread:10394#4 you said you've updated it... But as of now I'm still not seeing the change; does it usually take this long?
On the same note, a couple people (myself included xDD) have been working on Peter Pan Wiki; although the wiki covers all of Peter Pan's adaptation, since besides the original play, it is known for the original novel, so is it possible for you to also help switching the category and add the "BOOKS" icon to this wiki as well? Thanks!!
Last question, how far ahead is the book club planned? Right now I'm seeing up to September; is there a chance that the October slot is still open? For some reason I thought it is always about new books or what has gradually became popular, but after seeing Welcome to Dead House being listed for August, it gave me the idea to try my luck! I've written to you in some other post that this September will be the 10th anniversary for Inkspell; our wiki may be having some event to celebrate it starting from August and all the way to September, so if the October slot is open it'll be like a dream-come-true cuz we'll actually have something to share! I'll completely understand if the slot is unavailable, but I just figured if I don't at least try asking then I'll never even have the chance to make it happen! xP Hope to hear from you ASAP! xoxo
1. Awesome, no rush on the template :)
2. Oh no- I made a small mistake earlier-- it should all be fixed now! Let me know if you don't see it. (re:Cornelia Funke)
3. Peter Pan is updated!
4. Book Clubs are actually planned about a year in advance because we have to organize activities with the authors. Also, the book club choices are even out of my hands most of the time :( Sometimes I can put in requests, but we already have the books slated through next March! I'm sorry!
5. BUT....We have something called Mini Book Clubs. This allows users to start their own! If you send me a link to it, I can help you promote it.
Okay, thanks! Just wanted to let you know it is still on my mind!
Oh wow, this time the change is super fast! I'm seeing both of the updates! Thank you sooooo much! <3
Ahhh, no worries! I just wanted to know the mechanics behind it! Thank you for explaining it to me!!
In fact, the more I look at the, the Mini Book Clubs actually looks more suitable for us, because I kind of don't think we will need an entire discussion board (even though that would have been nice); I think a single thread would suffice! I've seen the rules and the part "Please only host one mini book club at a time", so uh.... is the September slot open for the Mini Book Clubs? It'll probably be even better if we can hold it the same time we have the event. Does this mean if applying, there's a chance that we can see it as one of the three slots on the "Around Wikia's network" like how the YA book club is?