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User Topic: Percy & the Olympians?
hurtbs
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Question  Posted: 12:50 PM, June 3rd (Wednesday), 2009View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Anyone read the Percy & the Olympians series? I just got the sample portion for the Kindle. It's supposed be kinda like Harry Potter with the Classical Gods.


Me BW Him XSAWH
DDays 2006, and then numerous more
Divorced 2012

"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate." - Asimov
"Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you." - Ovid


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Emerald Eyes
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Default  Posted: 1:45 PM, June 3rd (Wednesday), 2009View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Was the sample good? It sounds like it would be interesting for someone who likes mythology.

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trahi
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Default  Posted: 2:46 PM, June 3rd (Wednesday), 2009View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

They're good. Not as intense, or as long, as the Harry Potter books got but yeah, the same 'teens triumph and save the world' feeling is there.


me - BS


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hurtbs
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Default  Posted: 9:33 AM, June 4th (Thursday), 2009View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I read the sample and wasn't really wow'ed, but thought perhaps they get better...

I'm off to Baltimore this weekend and so I need a new book to read.


Me BW Him XSAWH
DDays 2006, and then numerous more
Divorced 2012

"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate." - Asimov
"Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you." - Ovid


Posts: 15325 | Registered: Jun 2006
Crossbow
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Default  Posted: 2:32 PM, June 4th (Thursday), 2009View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My wife LOVES these books and has read them addictively.

She also is crazy about HP and pretty addicted to the Twilight series.


DDay 7/4/07 found out about online/sexting EA with OM
DDay 7/25/07 found out about OW
In R

2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
DD, 1


Posts: 9376 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Utah
tuscandreamer
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Default  Posted: 11:02 PM, June 5th (Friday), 2009View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks for the heads up on these books. I am going to read the first one and see what I think. I have it on hold at my local library.


BS 47
WH 44
Dday #1 6/20/07, Dday #2 (different OW) 5/16/09
3 DDs (14, 9, 7)
Reconciling???

Posts: 482 | Registered: Dec 2007 | From: Canada
tuscandreamer
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Default  Posted: 9:30 AM, September 4th (Friday), 2009View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am just about to start book 5. I love the books. I have always loved Greek mythology.

Hurtbs, thanks for the recommendation!


BS 47
WH 44
Dday #1 6/20/07, Dday #2 (different OW) 5/16/09
3 DDs (14, 9, 7)
Reconciling???

Posts: 482 | Registered: Dec 2007 | From: Canada
incrisis
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Default  Posted: 9:44 AM, September 4th (Friday), 2009View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Big hit here in our household, for mom and kids alike. They've made it all the way through the series, but mom has only read the first book. One of these days...


BW: 40 (34 on DDay)
WH: 39 (33 on Dday, LTA and PAs)
M: 11 years, together 14, at time of S
3 kids
D-nial: 11/01/06
S: 07/21/07
D-ing! (very slowly)
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sable
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Default  Posted: 3:12 PM, August 4th (Thursday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I enjoyed the first book as well as the film. Just be warned - the film is very different from the book. They changed a lot of the story.


Over all though I like the fact they are different.


I'm the BW. M 10+ yrs, 1 child. Trying to R
DD 1: 7/18/11 Sexting/EA, caught before it went PA. Met OW#1 on AM
DD2: 5/31/13 - 6/1/13 2-Day PA with OW#2. Claimed she was a therapist and knew he was married.

Posts: 159 | Registered: Jul 2011
Skye
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Default  Posted: 7:13 AM, August 5th (Friday), 2011View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Haven't read them, but my 8 year old grandson loves them!

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