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