It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

It was a light reading week for me this week. I picked up and put down several books before I settled into anything. I also blame the World Equestrian Games. I’ve been spending my normal reading time obsessively watching reining and dressage online.

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan- This is the fifth and final Percy Jackson book. It covers the final battle for Mt Olympus which is currently residing on the 600th floor of the Empire State Building. The end of the book sets up his new series of Camp Half-Blood books which are going to cover a new set of demigods. He did a nice job of expanding the characters available for his use in future stories in a way that fit perfectly into the current story.  I also love that the last Olympian refers to Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth, who stays on war-torn Olympus to literally keep the home fires burning. She’s always been my personal favorite Goddess.

I got a copy of this book because a coworker’s nephew decided that he outgrew the series at 13. He gave them to her even though she is 21 then I begged for the last book since I was on a long library waiting list. Guess this means that I haven’t grown up yet! 

I started The Passage after Percy Jackson. I’m about halfway through but it is a long one so that’s it for completed books this week.


  • Amanda

    I am going to read The Passage but after the hype dies down. Interestingly, Percy Jackson does seem to be an American phenomenon, as although you can buy them here in Australia, the receive almost no critical acclaim or serious promotion from booksellers.

    A shame, because I’m sure there’s plenty of kids & adults who’d enjoy them.
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..It’s Monday- What Are You Reading =-.

  • Donna

    You are not alone. I read one other blogger’s post this morning talking about coming back from a reading slump. And I’ve been there as well. The important thing is we’re still reading. This is my first time visiting your blog; and it seems like a great place to visit.
    .-= Donna´s last blog ..Its Monday! What are you reading 5 =-.

  • Cem

    Thanks for having already stopped by my blog. I’m also very glad to know I’m not the only losing time because of WEG!! I didn’t watch too much of the reining, but I watched almost all of the dressage and loved every second of it. And then the eventing. Being a Brit those were the two disaplines I was most interested in, but I’m going to try and watch more of the rest this week anyway 😉 Happy watching!!

    I’ve not read the Percy Jackson books myself, but I know plenty of other adults who have/are reading them. Nothing wrong with ‘not growing up’ at all 😉

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