Gods Bless (and Curse) America!

“Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood.

If you’re reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close this book right now.  Believe whatever lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try to lead a normal life. 

Being a half-blood is dangerous.  It’s scary.  Most of the time, it gets you killed in painful, nasty ways.”

Unless you live inside a cave or something, I don’t think anyone here does NOT know Rick Riordan’s beloved Percy Jackson, a series of adventures by the titular character himself that takes place in the modern world where Greek gods, heroes and monsters exist. The final months of the last year had left me book-less, in which during this phase I absolutely lose my reading appetite. It is during this time when I choose books at random, mostly ones I have no intention of reading ever, and as the Fates had decided, the wheel pointed to Rick Riordan, whose books are displayed in every bookstore that you couldn’t possibly miss it on a reading slump phase. As it seems, Percy Jackson has always been a fly hovering at the corner of my sight. It is constantly everywhere, from bookstores to Facebook posts, and never did I had the desire to follow-up its hype or simply put, read the books. Until now.

Now, what is it in this book that appealed to so many? If you have not read it, why should you read it? What should you expect from it? Why is that person hushing me when I mention the name Zeus in public? Why do girls and boys like Nico so much? Why did Luke deserve better (no really, he deserves better)? All these, I won’t answer, unfortunately, but there are more than enough reasons to start reading the series.  Continue reading

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Top Ten Top Tens

Today’s Yesterday’s Top Ten Tuesdays could be anything under the sun, so I decided to put in.. other people’s Top Ten Tuesdays! After browsing over 200+ lists, I roughly estimated that 40% of book bloggers are procrastinators and 33% would kill themselves to read certain books this year. In short, we are sociopaths.

Most in the list consists of genre-specific books or simply a list of books that I more or less added to the bulk of my endless expanding To-Be Reads. I just want to have a booklist of booklists~

Click the titles to check out the list.

  1. If you like 5th Wave – 10 Tales of Alien Invasion @ Come Hither Books
  2. Top Ten Ancient Egyptian Books You Need to Read @ Darcy’s Book Blog
  3. Top Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read and Want to Read @ Reading Every Night
  4. Favorite WWII Books @ Reading with Wrin
  5. Top Ten Gothic Novels I need to Read @ Angel Erin’s Book Obsession
  6. Top Ten Good Science Fiction @ Anthony Biondi | Must Read Sci-Fi @ Lynn’s Book Blog
  7. Alternate-History Mysteries @ By Singing Light
  8. My Favorite New Adult-Romances (and a Call for Recommendations) @ Writing my Own Fairytale
  9. Ten Recommendations For Lively Book Co-Ed Discussions @ Sarah’s Book Shelves
  10. Top Ten Graphic Novels/Memoirs Collection @ Musings of a Bookish Kitty

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