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review 2018-09-07 00:50
The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

This book introduces mythology in a fun, modern way through the main character Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon. Percy goes on an adventure with his friends Annabeth and Grover to try to find Zeus' stolen lightning bolt. Throughout their journey, the friends encounter many figures from Greek mythology, who still maintain their fundamental traits, but have a modern spin.

 

This would be a great book to use to introduce students to mythology in a fun way. After finishing the book, students could pick one of the Greek mythology figures that Percy encountered in the book, and do a research project on the story of that figure. The teacher would need to have prescreened resources for the students, as some of the mythology stories could be inappropriate for students.

 

AR Level 4.7

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text 2018-09-04 23:21
Reading progress update: I've read 57 out of 377 pages.
The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

Re reading for bookclub 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-08-24 14:12
Reading Anniversaries & First-in-a-Series — May Edition

 

Originally published at midureads.wordpress.com on August 24, 2018. 

 

2017

 

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The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris

 

My review said it all but if it didn’t, check out my love for Loki here!

 

 

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

 

My review can be found here.

 

 

2015

 

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The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milán

 

Find the review here!

 

2013

 

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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

 

The Percy Jackson series remains a favorite. Here’s why

 

2012

 

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Urban Shaman by C. E. Murphy

 

My review of this series is here.

 

 

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Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi

Loved the book.

 

The humor was just my style-the way the Yherajk communicated was a hoot.

 

What I also liked was that even though the MC was a smartass, he wasn’t made out to be a jaded guy or an agent who took advantage of other people to survive.

 

I was expecting a romance between Tom and Michell but Miranda was a far better choice.

 

The book wasn’t too long but just the right length which always wins points with me. Joshua was my favorite character.

 

Loved how the ending/unveiling was handled, as well as how the whole Holocaust movie was dealt with.

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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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