Life is like a rat race

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life is like a rat race

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set by Rick Riordan

before we start;

Rick Riordans series Order:

first, Percy Jackson
then Heroes of Olympus
at last, Trials of Apollo & Magnus Chase is happening at the same time; they have crossovers sometimes.
(or if its hard to remember go here & read in this order: Camp Half-Blood Chronicles)

I literally warned everywhere, because Im nervous you might read in wrong order & you wont enjoy as much as you should.

generally I love those fantasy stories happening in our world, theyre apparently named low fantasy, but I call them: Fantasy in reality. (& not just my favourite in books, but movies & tv shows too)

When fantasy elements bind in reality; we know a boring damn world (reality) & then... magic came! or myths or travel between universes. I live in that world (as a reader lives a thousands of lives) & I feel happy.
also familiar sense in other way like I know places & cities (I mean in almost all high fantasy stories Im just confused with the strange names & wondering where they were.)
& even heroes have been shocked when they actually entered their fantasy world. (so they know that world with me & I can relate with their surprise, feelings, fears, etc)
so it made very easy to believe they can be real, somewhere, somehow, in a corner of this world magic exists (Harry Potter), you can travel to parallel universes (Pendragon) or mythology lives among us. (Percy Jackson)
my top fav series has another features too: they are about the subjects I actually love to know about in science. (magic, parallel universes, Myths)

& now whole review of one of my favourite series:


Complete 5 Golden Stars

Idea: ★★★★★/5
I said thousand times that I love love love mythology, especially Greek mythology.
World building: ★★★★★/5
mythology in fantasy, sign me in!
I love how myths wrapped up in reality & how this fiction built up. & monsters, rules of this world, Demigods, villains... everything seems real & realistic! I love realistic fictions. when you can just simply imagine the story is actually happening somewhere in this world. U know what I mean?😁
Characters: ★★★★★/5:
so many great characters, I mean yeah my top favourite character is Percy (& Annabeth is my top fav female charcter) but there is so many great characters you simply Love & cant decide which one you love more & you enjoy the moments they make!😍 characters like Tyson, Grover, Luke, Nico, Chiron, Rachel, Beckendorf, Clarisse (yeah I like her too😂), Mr. D & his intentional wrong names😂, Calypso, Bianca, Ethane, more & more. I have 3 favourite gods (Apollo, Poseidon, Hades)

I always say:
Great characters make a great story, great!😁😍✌
(& great idea & written style & humor of course, but first I should find a character I care about.😍(here, in this series, are more than just one; also like in other Rick Riordans series, Harry Potter, Pendragon, The School for Good and Evil, & some others) )

& their developments are very realistic & fantastic!

those parts when they are brave & inspire you to be brave in your life.
the I can do it power

& my top OTP is here!😍
Written style: ★★★★★/5
even though its 1st person, I love it & how Percy describes what he is dealing with.😂
/HUMOR!: ★★★★★/5
& the laughter is infinite!😂
/feelz: ★★★★★/5
happy & sad emotions are essential for every great stories. I love to have tears of Joy, or my heart wrenches during reading a book😁
plot & events: ★★★★★/5
Every pages my heart is racing. every events are adrenaline rush, & I love to feel the excitements!
< my reviews >: Golden Stars
the Lightning Thief : ★★★★★: 4.5/5; (4 times read)
the Sea of Monsters : ★★★★★: 4.75/5; (4 times read)
the Titans Curse: ★★★★★: 5/5; (4 times read)
the Battle of Labyrinth: ★★★★★: 5/5; (4 times read)
the Last Olympian : ★★★★★: 5/5; (4 times read)
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How We Live: Escape the Rat Race by Applying 8 Fundamentals of a Fulfilling Life.

Originally Answered: Is this rat race of life satisfying in the end? Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave.
Rick Riordan

'Tears rolled down my face. I was paralysed': How stress finally forced me to quit the rat race

At 19 I had already been in the rat race for three years. Fresh out of school I worked as a paralegal for a law firm in London. I quoted Lily Tomlin. Or in a race for that matter. We cancelled our return flights until she had fully recovered. I started daydreaming about living in Greece permanently and was ecstatic when my mother agreed to it.

Take a moment to read it:. Having no boss, no commute, no schedules, and no alarm clocks basically allows me to live a close variation of the free-flowing lifestyle described in the meme I shared at the beginning of this post. I go to sleep and wake up whenever I want. I set my own hours. Buy a modest patch of low-demand property somewhere for a good price, build a tiny home or some other low-cost, functional structure, and live very cheaply, perhaps growing some of your own food or doing other things to be as self-sufficient as possible.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "rat-race" Showing of Most people don't live; they just race. They are trying to reach some goal far away on the horizon, and in the heat of the going they get so breathless and panting that they lose sight of the beautiful, tranquil country they are passing through; and then the first thing they know, they are old and worn out, and it doesn't make any difference whether they've reached the goal or not. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved. Bodies rushing bodies bolting Time for life a disregarding.

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When you were in college, you probably didn't have much money. You split the rent for your crappy apartment with roommates, you didn't have a fancy car, and you sustained yourself on ramen noodles. Whatever money you had left bought you some beer or a dinner out with friends. Yet, most people look back on those days fondly. Then you entered the workforce and started making real money.

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My child arrived just the other day; he came to the world in the usual way. But there were planes to catch and bills to pay; he learned to walk while I was away. When I read those words, I felt as if Sandy and Harry were part of the inner conversation that led me to step off the corporate ladder on June 23, , barely 14 weeks to my wedding. In spite of the deep satisfaction that I received from my work, I could not ward off the nagging feeling that something was not quite right. So I turned in my one-month notice shortly after I was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the company I had served so heartily that most people absolutely believed I was a part-owner. Without realising it, my job was gradually encroaching on my relationships and other important aspects of my life.


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