Tuesday, May 05, 2009

It's Percy Jackson Day!!

Pig #1 and I have been eagerly awaiting today, May 5th, Cinco de Mayo. Yes, as it turns out, he's a huge politico and Mexican beer drinker. No, really, he's more of a tequila guy.

Why today? It's the release of the final Percy Jackson book, The Last Olympian!!

What!! You, and your Harry Potter loving/Twilight secret book reading self hasn't discovered the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan?? Wow. Ok.

Uh, the first one is called The Lightening Thief. Here is the summary from Rick Riordan's site:

What if the gods of Olympus were alive in the 21st Century? What if they still fell in love with mortals and had children who might become great heroes — like Theseus, Jason and Hercules?

What if you were one of those children?

Such is the discovery that launches twelve-year-old Percy Jackson on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction – Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most of all, he must come to terms with a father he has never known, and an Oracle that has warned him of betrayal by a friend.


Sure, it's recommended reading for ages 10 and up, but you are over 10 aren't you? It's been a great series to share with Pig #1 and opened the door to the fun of Greek Mythology. Plus, I have enjoyed the heck out of the books myself and can't wait to read this one!

Additional info: I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday and tried to play the "wow, is there a new Percy Jackson book yet? Oh, really it comes out May 5th, not May 4th? Are you sure?"

Yes, I tried to trick someone into selling me a copy early. I was just trying to surprise Pig #1.

So, to celebrate the day were having as much blue food as we can put together and cheese enchiladas.

3 comments:

tracyb said...

props for trying to score the book early for the pig. Or were you planning on reading it yesterday and presenting it to him as new today? ;

Linda said...

What? Your secret bookstore lover wouldn't sell you a copy ONE day early? Cut him off!

me said...

Funny to see Kalamazoo in a blog, I have family ties to Western Michigan University, so it is a normal name for me...but one doesn't see it too often, especially in knitting circles out here in Washington - Keep Michigan Knitting!!!!