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review 2018-07-20 15:30
Camp Half-Blood Confidential: Your Real Guide to the Demigod Training Camp - Rick Riordan
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-Cycle

I love the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. This book was just an okay addition to it though. As others have said, it's basically just trying to get more money out of the series. It doesn't really add much. It's just a collection of stories, interviews, and skits. Some are clever, but many of them are kind of dull. 

The overall idea for the book is interesting. It's basically a combination of the original welcome video made by Apollo and an updated collection made by current campers and staff members. Great idea. But the actual result is kind of dumb and boring at times. 

It's also kind of weird listening to as an audiobook. Interviews are kind of confusing in this format. Although I did liked listening to Jesse Bernstein sing the musically sketches. 

Okay read for fans of Percy Jackson, but I wouldn't say it's a must-read. Just a decent companion book for die-hard fans who want to have the complete series.
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text 2018-05-22 17:05
Reading progress update: I've read 117 out of 312 pages.
The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan

I can never decide whether I like Mr. D or not. He's a jerk, but in his sarcastic way, he's also funny. 

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text 2018-05-18 18:29
Little Kid Reads Are Fun
The Mouse and the Motorcycle - Tracy Dockray,Louis Darling,Beverly Cleary
Stuart Little - E.B. White,Garth Williams
Justin Morgan Had a Horse - Marguerite Henry,Wesley Dennis
Guardians of Ga'Hoole #2: The Journey - Kathryn Lasky
Wings of Fire Book Five: The Brightest Night - Tui T. Sutherland
Trials of Apollo, The Book One The Hidde... Trials of Apollo, The Book One The Hidden Oracle - Rick Riordan

Sometimes you just need to go back and enjoy so old classics you never got a chance to read as a child. I have been buying a bunch so my son can read them, and I figure well, why not? I have most all of the Guardians of Ga'HooleWarriors and several other children's classics like Charlotte's Web and King of the Wind. I loved those when I was younger. I think I will try to read a bunch of these over the next few weeks to help me with my slump and brighten my day. School let out so....yeah. I'm mom 24/7 until late August, and the hubs is leaving for a trip soon. I can use some cheering up. I love summer, and I dread summer. We are frenemies.

 

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review 2018-05-08 02:08
The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo #2) (Audiobook) - DNF
The Trials of Apollo, Book Two: The Dark Prophecy - Rick Riordan,Robbie Daymond

I think I've reached my saturation point with this author. As much as I enjoyed the Percy Jackson series, it was something of a struggle to get through it by the end since there's not a lot variation in the themes. I knew I needed to take a break from Riordan's writing before considering another series. I thought this would be that series, and I really enjoyed the first one.

 

But man, Apollo is an annoying self-centered brat! :P If that character type appeals to you, you'll love this series, but I just couldn't take it anymore. I didn't like Apollo, I couldn't remember any of the other characters, themes and conflicts are again getting repetitive. I was struggling to pay attention or care about anything. I even went back to the point where my attention first started wandering and tried to listen again, but it just wasn't working for me.

 

This is no fault of the narrator - or maybe in an ironic way it is. He performed wonderfully and he really got the Apollo character down pat, in all his conceited glory. :D

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text 2018-05-06 17:36
May Flowers TBR
Sisters of Heart and Snow - Margaret Dilloway
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Sword of Summer - Rick Riordan,John Rocco

Okay, so I am completely dragging my feet these last 2 months, and I finally realized part of the reason why. I have been off my anxiety meds since the end of February because my new pharmacy doesn't do autorefills and they are inept morons. They couldn't "get in contact with my doctor" to get the authorization for my Lexapro. Usually I'm okay for a few weeks without it, but I will become progressively more distracted and find it hard to focus on thing I usually enjoy. After about the 5th time of these people saying they hadn't heard back from my doctor, I fired off an email to him and within SECONDS he had them on the phone with my refill instructions. Somehow, the man wasn't dead on the other end of the line. Weird, right? When they send faxes to his designated refill line they claim they get nothing but all I do is send an email and he resurrected from the grave. I'm finding a new pharmacy with this next refill. I used to use Target because they did the autorefill and would even call in when I ran out of refills so I didn't have to do anything but show up once a month. Then Tricare dropped them. Maybe I will go back to Walgreens? Target is CVS so I can't use them. Ugh. But I have my pills again to get my brain back in line.

 

It's terrible to be trapped inside your head. I had to install an app on my phone to remind me to put it down because I was so obsessive about checking posts and just wasting time. The app pops up with a notification that says "isn't there something else you can be doing?" Hahaha, uh, yeah, I think so. I've backed off social media, and I'm forcing myself to read.

 

I should be back to myself in a month, once the Lex gets back into my system and makes the spinning thoughts slow down. I told my husband "I literally cannot read. I pick up the book and I can't focus on the words." He went and picked up the pills for me. I have a good hubby. If any of you have this problem, you understand it is not joke. It's exhausting. 

 

 

So I'm going to do my best to finish last month's books, then read all the comics I got from Free Comic Book Day. And maybe knock out some of my piles up Humble Bundle graphic novels.

 

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