After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

12. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide by Rick Riordan



Title: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide
Series: Percy Jackson & the Olympians
Author: Rick Riordan
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 156
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Author Website:
Twitter: @DisneyHyperion, @camphalfblood
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 3/5 stars
Finished: 1-27-10
Challenge: 100 Books 10

From Amazon:
It's the handbook no half-blood should be without: a fully illustrated, in-depth guide to gods, monsters, and all things Percy. This novelty companion to the best-selling series comes complete with trading cards, full-color diagrams, and maps, all packaged in a handy, "manual-size" POB with a crisp, magnetic flap enclosure.

Not much to be said about this companion volume to the main Percy Jackson series. Nothing new is revealed here, and quite a bit of the artwork has been already used elsewhere. If you're really in need of a Percy Jackson fix, this could be just what you're looking for, but don't expect anything that's going to blow you away. It's not bad, it just seems a little like overkill to me. I guess I was just expecting something maybe a little bit more.


I may have sounded a little too harsh on the book. Riordan does go into a little more detail on some of the myths that his characters are based on, so that for those that aren't as familiar with the myths will have a slightly better understanding of them and the ways they tied into the Percy Jackson books. I think those bits would be helpful for younger kids who aren't as knowledgeable about the myths. And this is what I need to remember; that the book is written for a younger audience, and to them, this might be the perfect thing, giving them a little taste of their favorite characters right before the movie comes out.

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