Tag Archives: Percy Jackson

4 Book Recs For The Fourth Of July (And Also For Captain America’s Birthday, Because Why Not?)

Happy Fourth of July! I wanted to post something special today since it’s a holiday, but… well, it’s a holiday! Which means people – my American readers, anyway – will probably be outside hanging out with friends and family, and … Continue reading

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“Insurgent” & Other Unnecessary Movie Sequels: Why Do Studios Keep Making Them?

What do The Golden Compass, Eragon, and the Chronicles of Narnia have in common? If you answered “they’re all fantasy films!” then, well… yes, yes, you’re right and I obviously didn’t think this question through well enough because it actually allows for more than … Continue reading

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Top Ten Characters Who Would Be At My Lunch Table

Hello! Today I’m linking up over at The Broke and the Bookish for their weekly feature, Top Ten Tuesday. The latest prompt is: “top ten book characters who would sit at your lunch table at school.” I’ll get to the … Continue reading

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Daughter Of Athena, Princess, Or Delinquent Girl Scout? – Teens Can Write, Too! August 2014 Blog Chain

This month’s prompt is: What characters are you most like? I actually wrote a little bit about this in an April 2013 post titled The Tale of the Three Characters, but fear not, readers! This post WILL NOT be a … Continue reading

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Spring Into A Summer Of Rereading

I plan to read many books this spring and summer. I always do. There’s The Silmarillion to begin and the Heroes of Olympus series to finish and the Maggie Stiefvater books that I haven’t already read. There’s Insurgent and Allegiant. The Maze … Continue reading

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Representation And Disappointment

A short time ago, two of my favorite bloggers posted about LGBTQ+ representation in books. Orphu’s “Heterosexuality and Bigoted Ghosts” discussed the misconception that sexuality isn’t a thing in children’s books (and how it’s only perceived as being inappropriate if the … Continue reading

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I Never Noticed That Until Now

The other day, I was daydreaming about fairy tales instead of doing my schoolwork. Hey, life is short. And should not be wasted with math homework. Anyway. It dawned on me that the story didn’t make sense. Why had I … Continue reading

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Cluttered And Confusing

Call me boring, but I believe simplicity is best. Especially when it comes to covers for books and DVDs or posters for movies. I often question the choices artists make when they design such things because too often, the end … Continue reading

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Percy Jackson & The Olympians – The Sea Of Unexpected Character Revelations (And One Impressed Fan)

Last winter, I wrote a post describing my disenchantment with the popular middle-grade author Rick Riordan. I criticized him for being too attached to one idea – namely, that ancient gods and goddesses are real – but now I’m rather … Continue reading

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What’s Next For Rick Riordan?

Note: This post has not been endorsed by Rick Riordan, his publishers, or anyone of the sort. That’s probably pretty obvious, but I don’t want anyone seeking official information about Riordan’s next projects to think I have all his secrets, … Continue reading

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