Sunday, August 31, 2014

And I Thought the Force of Vacuums Would Never Apply To Percy Jackson Part 1

Last week was my annual week off deform blogging. Well, I think that's how it's going to play out, but this year is a bit unpredictable with my new schedule with school right now. But I'm trying to pull out the computer every week for you guys.
I thought I'd bust out some awesomesauce this week and try something new. So instead of just reviewing a book this week, I'm going to review the book and its movie. And when I think of that, I think of Percy Jackson. Then I think, HOLY CRUD! I HAVEN'T REVIEWED PERCY JACKSON YET!
The reason I didn't review it yet, is because I'm obsessed. So if I did that first, it would be biased. If i had tried to write it, it would have played out like this:

[typing noise in computer room. Computer reads, PERCY JACKSON ROCKS MY SOCKS!]
[Nerdy me walks in]
Nerdy Me: Your survey is invalid.
Me: I'm not taking a survey.
Nerdy Me: But you're being biased--
Me: Shut up.
[Five minutes later...]
Nerdy Me: You're not writing this post. [grabs computer monitor and I grab the wireless mouse]
Me: OK...

I think you're smelling what I'm selling. We'll have a summary from Goodreads, to make this a wee bit shorter, and then book review, and movie review.

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus' stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

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