THE READING RUSH READATHON DAY TWO CHECK IN


I had become one with the plumbing.

Percy Jackson, in Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan, p. 93

Good evening, friends! Another day has gone by and what a productive day it was!

I typically don’t say that, because I am a freakin master procrastinator, but today was a really good day, both in terms of my thesis and in terms of reading.

I woke up this morning with the knowledge, nay, the determination, to finish Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan.

And, like a motherfucking legend, I did.

Can you tell I’m proud of myself right now?! Considering I didn’t get to reading until 3:45pm, I am just super happy that I’m progressing really well – even though it is only Tuesday and I don’t want to jinx myself!

Let’s get into the ‘review’ aspect of this post. I was extremely surprised by Percy Jackson. I think I mentioned this in yesterday’s blog post but I went in not really knowing what to expect, but not expecting to absolutely adore the characters and the story. But that’s exactly what happened. Percy Jackson was a character who had me from the word ‘go’, his perspective and his narration of the story, was superb. It was the perfect blend of engaging, hilarious, snarky, poignant and as human as a demi-god can get. I think that is also as much a testament to how much I enjoyed the Rick Riordan’s writing, because let me tell you, it is so great. When I read this book, I felt comfortable and happy, if that makes sense, it gave me cozy vibes and I just didn’t want to put it down! Percy, at the moment, is one of my favourite characters as well as Annabeth. I also think Cerberus is a good monster-doggy who deserves all the playtime in the world. It would have added all the more depth to the story if we were able to gain a little more insight into the side characters like Annabeth and Grover, as they were such pivotal characters in the story alongside Percy himself, but I’m hopeful that in the next books within the series, we will see more character growth.

I also think I was surprised with how much I enjoyed this book because I hate ‘chosen one’ tropes. And, yes, this does have that in spades, I found that it was done so well that I kind of forgot about it? Don’t get me wrong, the fact that Percy was the one of the only demi-gods from one of the ‘Big Three’ Gods was constantly brought up (because it is kind of a major plot point in terms of the quest Percy has to go on and the overall premise of the book) but Percy wasn’t arrogant or unintelligent or lacking in common sense, there was no entitlement wherein he expected others to follow just because of who he was. He was super humble and listened and acknowledged those who helped him. I just love Percy alot okay, he was precious and I really enjoyed reading his character so don’t at me.


In terms of reading plans for the night, I don’t think I’ll read anymore at this stage, only because I am tired and it is 9pm. Tomorrow I am planning on reading Death Note vol. 1, which I am so freaking excited about, so I’ll keep you updated!

Also, make sure to follow me on instagram (@allieereads) for live updates!

And I completely forgot to ask y’all, are any of you participating in the reading rush? If so, what have you read?! My profile for the reading rush website is ‘allieereads’, so follow me so I can follow you back also! We can do this together!

Until tomorrow, friends! Happy reading!

All the love,

Allie

xx


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