Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Artist John William Waterhouse

John William Waterhouse is one of my favorite artists. There is just something about his art that I find particularly wonderful. Here are a few of his pieces. 

Study for The Lady Clare
The soft tone and gentle curves. 

Not sure what this one is called. 
The flowers. 

Flower Picker
The flow of fabric and the vibrant colors. 

The Crystal Ball
The vibrant red int his one is just so striking. 

Do you have a favorite artist? 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Book Review: The Mark of Athena

Title: The Mark of Athena
Author: Rick Riordan
Rating: 4/5
Book Series: The Heroes of Olympus
Other Books: The Lost Hero, & The Son of Neptune
Percy and Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Cures, The Battle of the Labyrinth, & The Last Olympian.

Finally there was a little resolution in the series with this book. I truly love the vibrant characters. The humor of the series. There are many different conflicts going on that add to the complexity of the story.

I truly enjoy multiple character perspectives however this was a little much. Three different characters was good, but 4 was a littler to much. One thing that I wish Riordan could do was a little more food for thought in these books. While they have a few interesting details( I find the names of the two camps to be interesting reflections of the differences between Rome and Greece) there is a lack of thought provoking material. I think he could really do some truly interesting themes with his stories but does not take advantage of them.

Do not think that I am no longer a Rick Riordan fan. I am. I would just like to  say that I find his books much better for interesting-story-but-doesn't-make-me-think kind of read. We all have those purely fun books for when we want something good, but not deep. :)

We are eagerly awaiting House of Hades release.


Monday, April 22, 2013

HP Humor

If you have read Harry Potter I am sure you will find these just as amusing as I did. :) 

Ariel is a Weasley! 

I will admit that the spelling in this one bothered me, but I think it is one of my favorites. 

Oh Draco, 

Hagrid was transfigured. 

I am impressed by this cats balance. 

I realize there is a cat trend here but cats are really just perfect to take pictures of. 

The only problem is that it doesn't have the right markings. 

And of course grumpy cat. 


Sunday, April 21, 2013

What I read: March

I am sorry about not posting well pretty much not at all. School has just been taking so much of my time I am  just don't have time for anything else. Also just all the stress. I really don't want more stress of putting together blog posts that actually make sense. I mean I love blogging it have been great for me to have a place that I feel free(mostly) to express myself. It just that it takes work to put together coherent post for my readers. Like right now I am having to do way more thinking about this. So until further notice I am just disappearing for a littler. I will try and keep up with my reading challenge posts though. 

Anyway. I really did not get much reading done in march at all. I feel kind of depressed when I look at how much I read in March. 

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix By J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling


Sunday, April 7, 2013

What I Read: February

MoonBlood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Legends, Lies and Cherished Myths of American History by Richard Shenkman

The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen

The Turning by Gloria Whelan

The Clue In the Crumbling Wall by Carolyn Keene

The Clue of The Velvet Mask by Carolyn Keene

The Clue in the Old Album By Carolyn Keene