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Quote Corner #26: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

Happy Tuesday and a very, very happy birthday to Percy Jackson! In celebration of one of my favourite character’s birthday, I decided that I would dedicate today’s Quote Corner to Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods! I’ve always adored Percy’s bravery, selflessness, love for his friends and family, and especially his sense of humour, which really shone through in this book.
Happy reading!! ❤

I wake up every morning and think: You know what would be good today? Not dying.

I mean, five gods in one stomach—dang. That’s enough for doubles tennis, including a ref. They’d been down there so long, they were probably hoping Kronos would swallow down a deck of cards or a Monopoly game.

Hermes played a little Mozart and some One Direction, and Apollo cried, ‘I must have it! The girls will go wild for that!”

He was also the god of (take a deep breath) commerce, languages, thievery, cheeseburgers, trickery, eloquent speaking, feasts, cheeseburgers, hospitality, guard dogs, birds of omen, gymnastics, athletic competitions, cheeseburgers, cheeseburgers and telling fortunes with dice. Okay, I just tossed in the cheeseburgers to see if you were paying attention. Also, I’m hungry.

You can’t swing a cat in Ancient Greece without hitting one of Zeus’s ex-girlfriends.

Not only was this book laugh-out loud hilarious, especially when I was a kid, but it was also very educational! The Percy Jackson series kick-started my fascination and obsession with Greek mythology when I was younger and this book taught me so much more about it in a fun and entertaining way. This passion still remains with me, and I even took a class about Greek Civilization in my second semester of university earlier this year.
This book also includes gorgeous illustrations that truly elevated the reading experience.

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Review: The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1)

Hello, hello, my lovely readers! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! 🙂
This morning I’m here with a review of the graphic novel adaptation of The Lightning Thief, which was terribly disappointing. 😦
Happy reading!!

The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti, José Villarrubia, Attila Futaki
Genre: Middle Grade – Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Mythology
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Graphic Novels #1
Pages: 135
Publication Date: October 2010
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read August 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
You’ve read the book. You’ve seen the movie. Now submerge yourself in the thrilling, stunning, and action-packed graphic novel.
Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson’s textbooks and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.
Series creator Rick Riordan joins forces with some of the biggest names in the comic book industry to tell the story of a boy who must unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

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Have you read the graphic novel? What did you think of the art style?
Did you read the original series?
I’d love to chat in the comments down below!! 🙂

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