Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [88] - Adventuring Satyr

Sidekick Showcase is a monthly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on the first Saturday of the month, then whichever day during the month that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:

• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• The day of your post, click the 'Sidekicks' link in my header and enter the link for your post. Here, you can also see anyone else that posted during the month to visit their Sidekick Showcase's as well.

Topic ideas for August:
Artistic, Musical, Twins, Humanitarians, have or should have a motorcycle, Adventurer

As you can see above, some things are changing with this meme. I'm now going to only be doing it monthly. I will post on the first Saturday of the month. All of the details are above. I spend so much time on these posts, and I'd really like to dedicate some of that time on how-to's, things I see in the blogosphere, book news, and commenting more on other blogs. If there are any how-to's that you'd like me to walk through, please let me know.

My choice is Grover Underwood
The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordin

Grover is by Percy's side through a lot of shenanigans since he's his satyr protector, but he also goes off on his own for some adventures. One of those is when he goes on the search for Pan,  the god of the Wild, hunting (partially), rustic music and folk music, and instead ends up kidnapped by a cyclops. Naturally, Percy and crew have to get him out of that predicament, and it's an incredibly funny event all around. Then, since he didn't find Pan, he has to search for him more with a time frame looming overhead this time and the group ends up in a Labryrinth filled with many obstacles. He is definitely a funny character, loyal, and dedicated to his cause.


Grover didn't say anything for awhile. Then, when I thought he was going to give me some deep philosophical comment to make me feel better, he said, "Can I have your apple?”

“You're a stalker with hooves."
"I am not! I followed her to the Big House and hid in a bush and watched the whole thing.”

“Safety from what? Who's after me?"
"Oh, nobody much," Grover said, obviously still miffed about the donkey comment. "Just the Lord of the Dead and a few of his blood-thirstiest minions.”

“Meat!" he said scornfully. "I'm a vegetarian."

"You eat cheese enchiladas and aluminum cans," I reminded him.

"Those are vegetables.”

Grover murmured, "Well, Percy, what have we learned today?"
"That three-headed dogs prefer red rubber balls over sticks?"
"No," Grover told me. "We've learned that your plans really, really bite!” 

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  1. I never read this series since it is a little young for me but that boy is sooo cute in the gif. If I was younger I would be giggling right now. lol

  2. I have never read any Percy Jackson! I know, I need to!

  3. He really is adorable. He's 22 so don't feel too weird :D

  4. It's such a remarkable series. I really didn't think I was going to like it as much as I ended up. It just grew into one of my favorites :D

  5. Grover is such an awesome buddy! I've still only managed to read The Lightning Thief; this is definitely a series I need to catch up on!

  6. Grover is an excellent choice, Jaclyn!! My daughter, Berk, has been re-reading this series. She says she's getting more out of it the second time around. :) Someday, when my tbr is smaller (*ha* will that ever happen?) I may re-read it too.

    Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!!

  7. Is this series this good? I gotta read it then! Thanks Jaclyn, I love this meme of you's and I'm gonna participate from this week onwards :)

  8. I love Grover sooo much. He makes the series to me.


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