Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Last Olympian and other thoughts

I think I have bloggers' block, as Summermoon mentions in her "not very coherent book review." My mind just goes blank when it comes to blogging. Any advice?

On a completely different subject, I finished The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan today and it was absolutely mind-blowing. It somehow felt kind of different from the other books, sort of lacking in something, but I think that was mostly due to the fact that the story was practically all battle scenes.

Several characters made heroic comebacks or had surprising personality changers, which just added to the excitement building throughout the story. A lot of minor characters also came into light in this book, which was great since we got to learn more about them. The ending was satisfying and wrapped up the whole series nicely, leaving no questions unanswered.

If you've read the other four in the series, you HAVE TO GO PICK UP THIS BOOK NOW. Seriously. It is so epic.


Finally, my sister got an...interesting email yesterday. It was from a mother who had heard of her book, and in one part of the letter she says that she was originally considering hiring me to teach her daughter piano. I guess I should be honored, but it's not like I'm a fabulous player or anything. I'm just thirteen.
It was nice to read, though. :-)


Beth Kephart said...

Sometimes you just have to stop—with words, with stories—and let life happen. We love you, and we love your blog. But it's so important that you love writing, too, and never see it as an obligation.

Summermoon said...

Thank you for the linky! I hope we both get through this difficult phase quickly. :P