Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" by Ryan Riordan

My library now offers an audiobook/ebook service called Overdrive.  The selection is still small-ish.  I mean, there are probably a few thousand titles available to check out, but whenever I enter a title of a specific book I'm interested in, it's usually not in the database.  However, I think they add new titles each month, and they do have a few titles I've been interested in.  When I found the Percy Jackson books on there, I was excited, because I have a lot of friends who have recommended those. It's really great to download a book on my computer, which remains there for 2 weeks (after that it's automatically checked in and disappears, but is easily re-checked out).  I can take my lap top anywhere, even if there's no WIFI, and read my book.  Yes, my computer is bigger than a book, but I still think it's stinking awesome.

I saw the Percy Jackson movie before I read the book.  When I told Micaela about the movie she said the book was way better.  I'll have to take her word for it, because as I read the book, very few details of the movie surfaced in my memory.

I love YA literature, but Percy Jackson is written for a younger audience than I'm accustomed to reading.  So it's simple.  But I still really like the story, and I like that I'm learning Greek mythology withing being bored to death.  I think in a couple of years my oldest daughter would love to read these.

I'm on to book two already, "Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters."  Liking it, folks, I'm liking it.  I don't know if I'll write a review for every single Percy Jackson book I read, unless I come across something that totally knocks me off my feet.  Or maybe I'll just say, "Hey, I finished another Percy Jackson book."  Because that's the main reason I started this blog, was to keep track of what I read.

Because I'm too lazy to update my sidebar today, we're finished with "Robinson Crusoe" and now reading "These Is My Words."  Which, coincidentally, is one of Micaela's favorite books.  It is also one of my new favorite books.  Micaela has started an entry on it, but hasn't finished and published yet.  And I don't know if I'll keep the Newbery books up on the sidebar, because I'm more interested in reading the biographies right now.  I borrowed "Driven" by Larry H. Miller from a book club friend.  When I finish "Words" (for the second time) I'll dive into "Driven."  But I'm still reading Percy Jackson.

Is it normal for someone to be reading 2 or 3 books at a time?

1 comment:

  1. I saw the movie before reading the book and I have to say I understand why readers were upset at the movie. There were signficant changes, and I was thinking "come on! how hard would it have been to keep to the original story?" Anyhow....My favorite part was the greek mythology too. I read the first one aloud to Samantha and it was a little too intense for her at 6 years old. So yeah, a few years and it'll be ok. I'm reading a myriad of other things, but I do plan on reading more in the series.