currently reading: The BLOOD of OLYMPUS

Ola 2015! I regret that I never got the chance to write a welcoming post for the new year. It’s been so busy as of late and I’ve become a lazy panda along the way. My blog probably feels abandoned, if it ever has any feelings at all. But let me make it up to you dear blog. We’re nearing our second year together. 🙂

So let me start by posting my first read for 2015. 🙂



Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it “might” be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea’s army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

Finally! The last book of the series. It is a bitter-sweet feeling, as it is always the case when you’re nearing the end of a book series you fell in love with. You just want to finish the book, but at the same time feel compelled to take your time to enjoy it before you get to the last page. Probably why I’m still not finish with it, I just felt I needed to find a new book series to get addicted to before I finally get to close the book.


Movies Coming Soon

Magic, adventure, supernatural, fantasy, action-packed, martial arts, book-inspired, witches, ninjas, samurais, vampires are some of the things that make me want to watch a movie. It’s my kind of movie. It’s my weakness. And even if I do (from time to time) see myself watching romantic comedies and (very few) sappy love stories; still, the pull of an out-of-this world themed movie astounds me.

So I was browsing some movie trailers in Youtube  the other day and I have to say there are a lot of movies to look forward to, a few of which I’ve listed below.

Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters

I was actually surprised to see this trailer since it’s been 3 years and I never thought they would continue with the sequels. However, I’m glad they did for this seems to be closer to the book compared to the first movie, where they made too many changes I feel like poking someone’s eye out.

Release Date: August 16, 2013

Kick Ass 2

Oh kickass! I loved Hit Girl since the first movie and still loving her from this trailer. Though I must say, Hit Girl has more charm when she was just an 11-year old girl with horrifyingly foul language.

Release Date: August 16 2013.

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

This movie I can’t wait to see. I’ve read the books before there were even plans of making it into a movie, so I’m especially curious how this movie would turn out. Though a lot of fans of the books weren’t satisfied with some of the casting choices (Jace Wayland anyone?), still I’m looking forward to how this one would turn out.

Release date: August 21, 2013.

Red 2

I’m not a die-hard action fan but I love it when comedy is integrated in it. I’ve watched the first film in DVD and I’ve watched it only out of boredom. I didn’t realize it was an action-comedy until I’ve watched it and I certainly regret nothing. I love the idea of retired class A agents getting hunted and the bickering between the actors is hilarious. Also, I think Helen Mirren is divine. 🙂

Release Date: July 19, 2013

The Grandmaster

I love watching martial arts films with great storyline and this trailer seems to be just like that. So yeah, that about explains it. 🙂

Release Date: August 2013

Seventh Son

A book-inspired film, I just started reading the Wardstone Chronicles book series last month and the main reason was I really liked what I saw in the trailer. I have to say that compared to the first book, The Spook’s Apprentice, I’m pretty sure the movie would be different. The thought that Ben Barnes would play the role of Thomas Ward (who is only 13 years old in the book) is already a sign and that Mother Malkin (played by the stunning Julianne Moore), it seems, was made into a lamia witch in the movie, which she isn’t in the book. Anyway, I think the trailer was great and I love Julianne Moore being the witch so I’m going to give it the benefit of a doubt and enjoy the books and the movie separately.

Release Date: January 2014

How To Train a Dragon 2

It’s just a teaser trailer and will only be shown next year, but I can’ help it! I need to add it here. Toothless is adorably cute for someone who is supposed to be frightening and Hiccup is all grown up! 🙂

Release Date: June 2014

There are still a lot more I could add like The Wolverine, Old Boy etc. but above movies are at the top of my list right now so there you have it. 🙂

currently reading: THE TITAN’S CURSE (Percy Jackson and the Olympians BOOK 3)


SYNOPSIS: When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it’s up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared—a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.

I’m almost finish with this one. Loving the story so much I’d probably finish all 5 books by Saturday. Hopefully I’d be able to continue with “The Heroes of Olympus” series. Can’t wait! 🙂

currently reading: THE SEA OF MONSTERS (Percy Jackson and the Olympians BOOK 2)


SYNOPSIS: Percy Jackson, a thirteen-year-old “half-blood”, whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, makes an action-packed comeback in Rick Riordan’s Greek mythology-based book series. In this second installment, demigod Percy Jackson and his friends rescue his satyr friend Grover from the Cyclops Polyphemus and save the camp from a Titan’s attack by bringing the Golden Fleece to cure Thalia’s poisoned pine tree.

When I was in Grade 6, I remember reading the book Mythology by Edith Hamilton and fell in love with it. I’ve been so captivated with the stories of the gods and goddesses that I became obsessed in learning more. I actually made a compilation of all the stories of every individual (gods, goddesses, nymphs, demigods etc.) in both Greek and Roman mythology that I could find. I even had them in alphabetical order. *nerdy mode*

Well, I’m almost done reading this story in ebook form, which I just started yesterday while at work. I love these kinds of  stories, reading them is akin to a bag of hersheys “cookies and cream” kisses in front of me — it will be finish in no time! LOL!

Anyway, I’ve read the first book “The Lightning Thief” back in 2011 when the movie came out. The movie wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either. They made a LOT of major changes. The book was so much better, which is not actually surprising. However, it took a while for me to continue with the series ever since I came here in Qatar. I can’t seem to find the book set here, but nevertheless, the adventures of Percy Jackson is an interesting read for anyone who loves mythology.