Six Degrees of Separation: Murmur to The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly blog event hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavouriteandbest. It’s inspired by the 6 Degrees of Separation, a movie game where you attempt to connect actors in six movies or less. But we do it with books!

This month we’re starting with Murmur by Will Eaves.


I hadn’t heard of Murmur prior to this post, but Kate picked it because it won the Wellcome Book Prize. The Wellcome Prize is awarded each year to books with central themes of health, medicine, or illness. Another book from the Wellcome shortlist from 2019 is…

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Favorites February: The Lightning Thief

Favorites February

Hello friends, and welcome to the first annual Favorites February! This month I will be re-reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and blogging about it as I go. This is one of my favorite middle-grade series, and I wish it had been around when I was a kid. I’ve really been enjoying the re-read. I got the box set for Christmas about three years ago and have never had the chance to read them, so I’m cracking these lovely books open for the first time and trying desperately not to ruin them!

First up, The Lightning Thief! 

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Synopsis

Percy didn’t ask to be a half-blood. It’s bad enough that he’s ADHD and dyslexic, and he’s been kicked out of six schools in six years, but he just found out his dad is a Greek god. That’s right, those Greek gods. Also, his best friend is half-goat, which is totally weird, his mom is missing, and his step-dad is a smelly jerk-face who is blaming him for his mom’s disappearance. Still, he gets to go to this cool summer camp where he learns sword fighting and archery and Ancient Greek, so life isn’t ALL bad. Until the gods issue a warning, and Percy only has until the summer solstice to prevent World War III. Three pre-teens trying to save the world. What could go wrong? Continue reading “Favorites February: The Lightning Thief”