Monday, November 30, 2009

Book Joy

Did everyone have a nice Thanksgiving season? I hope so. I did. I got to see some family, including a shocking number of Canadians. Well, I guess it wouldn't be American Thanksgiving if there were only US citizens at the table.

Did anyone go out of Black Friday? I got dragged along on a shopping expedition, which I think is my sister's way of punishing me for God knows what. (Or are you punishing me, Lord? Because whatever I did, I am sorry.) But I did pick up two books on my To Find list.

Today, I cracked into one of them. The Sea of Monsters, which is the second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I've been trying to find it for a while now, but my local bookstore has decided to stop stocking the things that I'm looking for. I guess they despise me or something.

Anyway, what reading Sea of Monsters basically means is that I'm not writing or working. But I'm okay with that, because the book is just that good. I was a major Greek myths geek when I was a kid, so reading these books takes me back. Riordan does a great job blending and reworking the myths, so it's a bit of a game to try and figure out what he's doing before he tells you what story he's referencing. It's so much fun. :D

I hope everyone's weekend went swell.

Now, if you'll excuse me, there's a certain hero that requires my attention.


  1. Glad you had a great holiday. I did too. Sounds like a good book. I'll have to check it out.

  2. I have this series on my bookshelf because my 15 year old daughter loved them... now I want to read them, too. :D

  3. I've read most of the series and the books are fun to read! I am also (and in some ways still am) a greek myth geek. I love the way he describes the monsters before stating what they are. In some ways, I like that better than if it were the other way around.

    So who is your favorite character so far? They're making a movie of the first book (which is coming out May 2010).

    You'll have to let me know what you think of the rest of the books!

  4. Susan -- I'm glad you have a good holiday.

    Tess -- The series is definitely worth reading.

    Maiden -- I agree that it's more fun for the description to come first. I like to guess. I like Annabeth. You? I'm definitely going to be seeing the movie, though I expect not to like it as much as the books.