Let’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter Oh Gods Why? I mean 11

Okay, points for the opening line of this chapter. “In a way it’s nice to know there are Greek Gods out there, because you have someone to blame when things go wrong.” I feel this is a wonderful encapsulation of Greek Religion. Unfortunately the book quickly returns to form with Grover in shock and braying … Read moreLet’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter Oh Gods Why? I mean 11

Let’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 10, Pt 2

Victory! The Cat has wandered off. Where were we? Ah yes, Percy realizes how close he is to his old apartment wen they get dropped off and stares longingly towards it with thoughts of St. Mom and Evil Step-Father™ when Grover out of the blue comments on why St. Mom married Evil Step-Father™. There is … Read moreLet’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 10, Pt 2

Let’s Read – The Red Pyramid – Chapter 12

Tally: Me – $13, Book -$2   Oh that’s just gross!  Whoa now with the half human, half scorpion description!  Totally awesome monster, but still gross, and I’m not squeamish.  Is that really necessary?  Bast didn’t have cat pupils, fangs, or pointy ears.  She didn’t even have a tail!  The good gods are soft and … Read moreLet’s Read – The Red Pyramid – Chapter 12

Let’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 10, Pt 1

We start off with Percy noting he doesn’t own much and decides to leave behind his minotaur horn which I think is a bad call. It is a pretty awesome artifact to keep upon your person and I am reasonably sure the Minotaur isn’t going to regenerate from it. Reasonably. The camp store gives him … Read moreLet’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 10, Pt 1

Let’s Read – The Red Pyramid – Chapter 11

By .H Tally: Me – $13, Book -$2   That’s it for Bast? Really?  It can’t be!  Isn’t it a little early to start killing characters off?  Oh Bast, thy name is Plot Device!  Couldn’t we just maybe have a longer exposition from Amos with a tour around the library then the three of them … Read moreLet’s Read – The Red Pyramid – Chapter 11

Let’s Read – Lightning Thief – Chapter 9

Percy gets moved to cabin 3 and is utterly miserable. He takes it as out casting rather than honoring which it could be taken as. He is completely incapable of experiencing change in a positive manner. Luke teaches him swordsman’s ship one on one, which again is an honor rather than a rejection, Annabeth is … Read moreLet’s Read – Lightning Thief – Chapter 9

Let’s Read – The Red Pyramid – Chapter 10

Tally: Me – $13, Book -$2   Run, Children, Run! Fact: Egyptian priests wore linen (fabric woven from flax fibers) and sandals made of papyrus reed or palm leaves because having clothing made of animals (such as leather or wool) was considered unclean in the presence of the god they were serving. Whether “residual life … Read moreLet’s Read – The Red Pyramid – Chapter 10

Let’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 8

We start off the chapter with Percy discussing his routine. First up is learning Greek. Woo for learning ancient Greek! I am all for anyone learning Greek! It is a wonderful if difficult language to pick up but well worth it. Um… So they are teaching him Homeric Greek? That’s an odd choice. I mean … Read moreLet’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 8

Let’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 6

We start off the chapter with a poop joke. This isn’t going to go easy on me is it?   As Chiron and Percy are walking away from the farm house, Something twitches a curtain on the top floor. Percy makes his perception check and asks Chiron about it. Chiron gives a wonderful rules lawyer … Read moreLet’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 6

Let’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 5 Pt 3

First thing to note is that they have an orientation film. Which brings up delightful questions of live-action or animated? And who went ahead and did the editing and the like on it? Which Greek God do ya’ll vote to be the most technologically savvy? I think Hermes, but am open to suggestions. The bomb … Read moreLet’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 5 Pt 3

Let’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 5 Pt 1

One of the things that keeps occurring to me is that I really wish this was written by someone who could string scenes together. The first three paragraphs in the proper hands could have added depth and interest to the characters he is talking about. It could have been a few pages of establishing the … Read moreLet’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 5 Pt 1

Let’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 4

We start the chapter with St. Mom tearing away in the Camaro, and Percy is being freaked out by Grover having hooves, fur and smelling like Lanolin. Which is odd that he knows the smell and odder cause goats don’t smell like sheep. They smell like goats.   Percy tries for a conversational gambit which … Read moreLet’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 4

Let’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 3

On to the next chapter in which I entirely disregaurd the plot the second actual Greek shows up because I am Me and that was a welcome diversion. We start with Percy ditching Grover for being a weirdo at the first possible second he could and I would place that as one of the first … Read moreLet’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 3

Let’s Read – The Lightening Thief – Chapter 2 pt 2

Sorry about the delay everyone.  Had tummy bug and slept for three days.  We are back to tackle the rest of this chapter after my rage quit.  I keep telling myself that It has to get better.  It can’t just be I am the wrong age for this. Unless it is…. I reserve judgement.   … Read moreLet’s Read – The Lightening Thief – Chapter 2 pt 2

Let’s Read – The Red Pyramid – Chapter 3

-By H. Tally: Me – $5, Book -$0 Didn’t I just say something about Sadie being too bossy to let Carter narrate? Wow, did I put money on that? Sigh, nope. Oh well…true to character in every way!  Good Gods, she is insufferable!  Moving on. Each of the children received a special necklace with a … Read moreLet’s Read – The Red Pyramid – Chapter 3

Let’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 2 Part 1

We pick up with Percy inconceivable not dead from a harpy attack. He complains about being Gas Lighted, even if he doesn’t have the words for it.  He almost gives in except Grover sucks at this masquerade thing in a hard way. Which brings up the question to me, How old is Grover really anyway? … Read moreLet’s Read – The Lightning Thief – Chapter 2 Part 1

Let’s Read – The Red Pyramid – Chapter 2

-By H. and that’s 5 dollars for me! Boom! Oh well, it was a bittersweet victory.  You just couldn’t do what you were told, could you little missy? Instructions were so simple: lock an unsuspecting innocent museum curator in his office and do not come back to his room. Seriously, what was the point of … Read moreLet’s Read – The Red Pyramid – Chapter 2

Let’s Read – The Red Pyramid – Chapter 1

-by H. Warning A transcribed audio recording? clever…ok I’ll bite. Chapter 1 Wow! Sadie is quite the little cunt! Sweet Mercy!  (and I have to just say – I HATE that word and I’m not one to use such blatant uncreative profanity!)   I’m wondering how Carter got to be the narrator with such a bossy … Read moreLet’s Read – The Red Pyramid – Chapter 1