Percy Jackson – the ULTIMATE sasspot

I find it really difficult to review books that are super popular, because what can I possibly say that hasn’t been said or pointed out a hundred times previously?

So instead of even trying to tackle a review for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, I thought it would be fun to just pick out my favorite quotes from all five books.  These are going to be the quotes that made me laugh out loud, appreciate the lessons Rick Riordan was teaching, the ones that made smile to myself, and overall made me fall in love with the series.

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

percy jackson-2“What horrible things would you have to do in your life to get woven into Hades’ underwear?”

“What I did next was so impulsive and dangerous I should’ve been named ADHD poster child of the year.”

“I didn’t understand how. But the toilets had responded to me. I had become one with the plumbing…”

“His hair was permed and gelled like a New Jersey girl’s on homecoming night.”

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The Sunday Post – and what the heck have I been doing?!

Happy Sunday book friends!  I have been mildly absent from my blog which can be attributed to two things mainly.  One, I had an amazing reading month.  I will get into that later this week, but I was PLOWING through books, and every spare second of my time was spent reading.  Also, because my dang boyfriend has totally been hogging the computer with his games.  *le sigh* boyfriends amirite?

So to fill in some of my absence, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit The Sunday Post, which is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and is a chance to share some weekly news.  This is where I will recap the past week or so, showcase some books and other things I have received, and maybe talk about what is coming up for the week on my blog.  (Haven’t decided on this portion yet so let’s see where this post takes us!)

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It’s All in the De-Tales! (featuring the magic that is Strange the Dreamer)

You say: don’t judge a book by its cover, and I don’t!  (Not really anyways) I judge it on so much MORE than just its cover!

its all in the detailsThere is so much to consider when picking up a book based on how it looks: the cover yes, but also the spine details, the back cover, the pages (are they deckled?! are they sprayed?!), the title pages, the chapter headers, the naked spine, the naked hardcover, and I could go on and on because I just love all of the aspects and characteristics that go into making a book beautiful and unique.

Based on all of these factors, I thought it would be fun to start a blog meme, which I am so fondly calling, “It’s All in the De-Tales”.  This is not necessarily a book ‘review’, although you could say its a review based on physical properties and has nothing to do with what is on the inside!

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March Wrap Up & Haul!

img_9682THIS IS SO LATE AND IT’S EMBARRASSING!  But, I still wanted to post about the books that I read and acquired in March, so I just went for it… 14 days late.  But come on, who doesn’t love looking at a good stack of books no matter what time of the month it is?

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Caraval – Hype Buster or No?

img_9623I am totally that person who reads a super hyped book and then rates it 2 stars.  It happened with A Court of Thorns and Roses (bleh), it happened with Empress of A Thousand Skies (don’t even get me started), and The Grisha Trilogy (didn’t even finish that).  So, I was 100% prepared to not like Caraval after all the hype surrounding the book basically built it up to be the best thing since sliced bread.

And, I am happy to report that it passed my hype test!

*Cue confetti and rave horns*

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Bad Deer! (Let’s talk books I HAD to buy but still haven’t read…)

img_0067I know being an active member of the bookstagram community has basically turned me into a book buying monster.  Of course I judge books by their cover, how else am I going to pick it up out of the thousands of others at Barnes & Noble!?

My main one: preordering books, or making a big deal to rush out on release day to purchase a book, only to return home and not read it.

So, with that being said, I thought it would be fun (and embarrassing) to show off all the books I just HAD TO BUY, no ifs, ands, or buts, yet I still haven’t read them.

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It’s All in the De-Tales! (an introduction & a photo-shoot with berry branches)

I have been concocting this in my head for months now and finally decided it was time to put “the pen to paper” so to say.its all in the details

I know that one of my book buying habits is to pick up and purchase a book based purely on looks.  You say: don’t judge a book by its cover, and I don’t!  I judge it on so much more than that (although admittingly yes, I do still pick up books based on the way it looks so, I guess the saying is still relative here).

There is so much to consider when picking up a book based on how it looks: the cover yes, but also the spine details, the back cover, the pages (are they deckled?! are they sprayed?!), the title pages, the chapter headers, the naked spine, the naked hardcover, and I could go on and on because I just love all of the aspects and characteristics that go into making a book beautiful and unique.

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