...And those are our main thoughts on the story so far. We made it through chapter five, so he just got to Camp Half-Blood and they haven't really explained anything to him yet. The writing style seems like it's kind of maybe humble-bragging the author's knowledge of Greek mythology? Like he wants to say, "Look how much I know!" without actually saying it. It's not quite as blatant as some anime and manga we've come across where there seem to be whole scenes that are just a character explaining the cool thing the author researched *coughhozukicough*. Basically it just seems to be a typical shonen manga story. We got a good deal on the first three-book set, so we're planning to at least finish the first one. At this point, we don't hate it, but we don't particularly like it, either.
We also watched more Relative Race, which triggered a memory of I-don't-know-how-long ago in which our alma mater sent us an email saying hey, we're going to do this show based on family history, fill out this survey and maybe you'll get to be on it! It asked questions like, "Do you have any family history mysteries that need solving?" Our answers were pretty boring, and watching the kinds of mysteries that get solved on the show, we can definitely see why they never contacted us again, but it's neat to know we have that connection.
Today I'm thankful for another relaxing Sunday, getting to try a new book, getting to watch more Relative Race, Story Trek going back to three-story episodes, and getting to chat with an old friend from before the ward boundaries changed.