Monthly Archives: May 2010

SMS Guys Read Meeting With The Red Pyramid and Hummus!

Hey Readers,

This afternoon we had our SMS Guys Read chapter meeting and things got interesting.  First of all we started talking about our next group read.  As you know we are attacking Rick Riordan's new novel, The Red Pyramid.


(Here are the Red Pyramid novels with The Roar and The Strange Case of Origami Yoda…We plan to read the other novels next.)

 Today we listened to the first few pages and checked out Google Earth as Carter and his dad raced around London.  Have you ever been reading in front of a computer and used the internet to help you better understand the plot.  I find myself doing that all the time.  Using Google Earth or some other map program is a great way to find out more about a setting.

Because The Red Pyramid is about Egyptian Gods we thought we would enjoy some Mediterranean fare to end the meeting.  Check out our video where we try some whole wheat pita bread and hummus.

I am personally about 50 pages in and loving this new novel.  The jokes are fun and the little teases that connect this novel to the Percy Jackson series are great.  We have to stay in Brooklyn there are other gods in Manhattan and we need to stay away is a great line.

So read along with us and let us know what you think.

Here's a question to get you into the novel.  The chapter titles are very interesting…What chapter title is most interesting to you?  What do you think that?  Hit that comment button and let us know what you think.

Read on,

Mr. H

SMS Guys Read attacks The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Hello Readers,

What a great way to title a long overdue blog post!  Nothing like comparing reading to an attack to get guys interested.

We here at SMS Guys Read are in fact preparing to jump into another group read.  We have aquired seven brand new copies of The Red Pyramid via Mr. H's Scholastic book order bonus point bank.

The way I see it we will begin reading the book tomorrow and have members comment here as they read.  Anyone out there who has also read the book is welcome to comment along with us.  If you have not read the book already, please join us.

Member in good standing (and anchor for our champion Battle of the Books team)  Sean has already read The Red Pyramid and left a great comment to get us going…

THE BOOK WAS AWESOME! For those who have already read the book, I thought that the funniest part was with the "magic salsa" and ——- turning into a cow. (no spoilers for those who haven't read the book!)

-Sean L.

So have you read The Red Pyramid? Do you plan to?  Do you want to join us for some commenting?

Join us starting tomorrow as we attack Riordan's new series.

Read on,

Mr. H


Next Meeting …May 25

Hey Readers,

We have had a few snags getting back on a schedule after tracking back in, but we will be meeting again soon.  Please join us on Tuesday, May 25.  Same times, but this time we meet in my new room, 2415.

The plan is to read Rick Riordan's new novel, The Red Pyramidtogether.  I have a few copies coming from a book order, but if you can get a copy from the library or book store before the 25th that would be great.  Feel free to start reading if you can get a book.

I also found a cool puzzle site that goes along with the book, so give it a look and we can start solving at our next meeting.

Read On,

Mr. H