Hope It’s Better Than the Movie

No Software Review Post today. Honestly, I’ve been too busy writing my current WIP and playing with the upgrades for StoryBox (review here). I finally took the plunge and purchased the pre-release license. When I first reviewed it, he was on version 0.54. Now after bunches of modifications, he’s hit version 0.4.65. I don’t know what those numbers mean (lol), but I know I’m liking the addition. The guy’s moving fast on this thing with frequent updates.

Anyway, last night my husband and I watched Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, or something like that. My husband thought the story was unoriginal. I think he said something about Harry Potter wannabe? Anyway, I was fine with the storyline for the most part. Some of it was a bit fantastical, but that’s okay. My problem was the acting. Oh. My. Word! was it sucky. It almost had a Scary Movie parody feel to it, it was so bad.

So here’s the deal. Last week, after finding out P.C. Cast and Kirstin Cast were a mother/daughter team, I asked my daughter if she’d like to do something like that. She said maybe. We started braining storming ideas, and I said, what about a book about kids of the Greek gods. The roll of the eyes was my first clue that idea was out. Then she told me that theme’s been played with Percy Jackson & the Olympians. The who? The Lightning Thief! Really!?! Bummer. I’d put it on the Netflix queue but had no idea what it was about. Only it looked cool.

You know I’ve been into kids books lately. Well, after the talk with my daughter, I added the book to my TBR list and ordered the book. Would you believe the book arrived today?

I’m pretty excited about getting around to this book, despite the horrible movie. Not sure when I’ll hit it considering my reading pile is almost as tall as me. Maybe after I finish City of Bones. My daughter said that was the best book she read last year.

I got my copy at The Book Depository for $3.59 and it included free shipping.

The Book Depository

Just a reminder. The Book Depository is having a birthday coupon thingie. 10% off your order. The offer is good until August 31, 2010. If you’re interested in receiving one either send me an email at reenajacobs@reenajacobs.com or leave a comment. I’d be happy to send you coupon love.

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