Thursday, February 04, 2010

Book Quote o'the Day


My favorite quote yet from The Lightning Thief:

In a way, it's nice to know there are Greek gods out there, because you have somebody to blame when things go wrong. For instance, when you're walking away from a bus that's just been attacked by monster hags and blown up by lightning, and it's raining on top of everything else, most people might think that's just really bad luck; when you're a half-blood, you understand that some divine force really is tryiing to mess up your day.
I'm racing through this book like crazy!

13 comments:

  1. I finished this book a couple weeks ago and I LOVED it, and I'm SO sad I can't pick up #2 RIGHT NOW. I have far to many ARCs that I need to read and review. But I'm dyyyyying to get to the 2nd one. How do you like it so far? :)
    Alayne - The Crowded Leaf.

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  2. I see that many are liking this book. The cover is appealing and just looks like the story will be a good one. I don't know about knowing that someone is out to ruin my day would help me any. The day still sucks.

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  3. I really need to read the rest of this series!

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  4. Alayne, I adore it so far! I love mythology, and the ways Riordan is using these myths is very clever. I feel like I need to go read up on some of them again. Can't wait to get to #2!

    Nicole, the cover is very fitting--a great image and a great story. Highly recommended! I haven't bolted through a book (no pun intended) like this in forever!

    Yes you do, Kailana! :)

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  5. I just read this book and I loved it!

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  6. About time you jumped on the Percy Jackson bandwagon! Love that quote.

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  7. I haven't read this, yet, but Kiddo zipped through it (along with the first two Gallagher Girls spy novels -- he's insatiable), this week. He loved it. I'm supposed to order the rest.

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  8. I've seen this all over, and now I really must read it myself. I'm looking for books for my cousin's fifth grade son, as well, and this seems like a perfect fit for him.

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  9. Love the cover, love the quote, can't wait to read this book!

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  10. Glad you're enjoying this book so far! I have an award for you at my blog: http://bookwormcouchpotato.blogspot.com/2010/02/spreading-award-love.html

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  11. It is a fabulous quote, isn' it, Melissa? :)

    I'm glad to hear it, Amy!

    Nancy, I went hunting for the second book this weekend, and my local B&N was TOTALLY OUT OF STOCK. I was irked and flabbergasted.

    Bellezza, I think you're right! It would be great for your cousin's son. It's a really fun book, and I think you would like it, too.

    Hurry, Kathleen! It's wondertastic!

    Thank you, Dana!

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  12. I want to read it now that I've seen the movie trailer. It looks like a cool movie!

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  13. I bought ours at Target. Oddly, I had a terrible time finding the second one, but then I located it on an end counter.

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