Thursday, August 30, 2012

Throwback Thursday (80)

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I found this picture of Trinity College Library, and thought it would work for this meme with a little play with lighting and adding the words.

Let's talk about those books already on the shelves, yours or the stores.

I have a post for books I'm looking forward to coming out;
Looking Forward To...
But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on the shelves.

Whether it be on your shelf waiting to be read or on the shelves in the stores waiting for you to give it a good home.

So, I thought I would share a book a week that is just waiting for me to travel through it's world.

Now... where do I start? Lets go by Published Date on the books...

This Week:

Aaaah.  This one was one I did want, but the kid talked me into.  Yeah, like it takes much talking to get me to buy books. Ha!  But, this was one that had caught his eye.  Shame on us.  We have not read it yet.  Maybe this year for school I can talk him into reading it for AR points.

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Goodreads Synopsis:
Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. 

One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. 

Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them —Set— has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe - a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.


  1. I have got and read this book, its a good read especially if your like me and love Egyptian mythology. Hope you enjoy it when you get round to reading it :)

    1. Oh Ginny, great to hear you enjoyed this one. I look forward to reading it, and with my son too. :) Thank you!

  2. I still have his other series... the Percy Jackson one. Hm... after I read that one, I may have to pick this one up. You had me at Egyptian mythology. Hope you enjoy it!

    1. Oh Melissa (books&things) my son has the first Percy Jackson book, but never got through it the whole way. Hm. I want to try it as well. :)

  3. I haven't read any of this author's books, but a friend of mine has. She loves the Percy Jackson books. I really should at some point.


    1. Shooting Stars mag, glad you like the sounds of this one as well. And I need to get to Percy Jackson as well. :)

  4. Ohhh Egyptian Gods, I just hope that they get to wake, evil kid making them go away

    1. Blodeuedd, lol. It would be neat to have the Egyptian Gods awake. :D We'll have to see, maybe later in the school year.

  5. I haven't got this book yet but I've been eyeing it... will wait for your review whether it is worth buying or shall I borrow it off the library...

    1. Cherry, I'd been eyeing it as well but the kid decided he wanted it so I picked it up. Now you see how far it's gotten in our reading list... Maybe later this school year I can read it at the same time as him and we'll review it. :)


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