Happy Father’s Day to my Favorite Reader!

I think one of the things that makes me so happy about the relationship I have with my Dad, (and there are many), is that I can buy him books, and he does not roll his eyes at me. I buy him books for Christmas, of series that I have read, and I know he will enjoy. And since we get hard winters here in Michigan, he has a lot of time to read.

Last Christmas it was Percy Jackson. He tried to give the books back to me, but I had to explain to him that I already had all of those books. So he donated them to the library in his very small town, and the Librarian was so happy, she hugged him 🙂 Which makes me feel even more happy!

So this year it is Harry Potter. I already told him he was getting them, and that once he starts, he will not put them down.

They get snowed in; a lot; so they have weeks at a time where they know they are not getting out of their driveway. He seemed a little intimidated when I told him each successive book is longer than the last, but I know he will love them.

And then I get to look forward to the phone conversations, and the visits, and the conversations about all things books, which makes me more happy than anything!

So here’s to you Dad, and our future Harry Potter conversations. And well beyond that, Thank You for ALWAYS being my rock, my support, my ear to bend, my bail-her-out-of-whatever-jam-she-got-into.

I am truly Blessed, and love you for it!

The Lightning Thief (book 1) – Rick Riordan

You may have likely saw the movie, but hopefully that did not prevent you from reading the story. We all know that books are always better than their movie counterpart, right? Although I do thoroughly enjoy the movie version, I have read The Lightning Thief several times. It is that good.

It is funny, it can be sad. It will make you laugh out loud, and make you angry. You will certainly be rooting for the success of Percy Jackson on his mission. Being the son of Poseidon, Percy has a lot to learn about thy mythology side of his life, while trying to save his life.

Grover and Annabeth, best friends and residents of Camp Half-Blood join Percy as he tries to find the stolen lightning bolt, and save his mother’s life at the same time. You’ll meet Medusa, Hades, Athena, and many more Greek gods.

This is a lengthy series, but one you do not want to miss. Once again Rick Riordan delivers characters and storylines that you want to read again and again!

Friday Fun Facts!

Rick Riordan (Richard Russell Riordan Jr.)

Born: June 5, 1964

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Wrote: Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, The Heroes of Olympus series, The Kane Chronicles, and Rick worked on The 39 Clues series

Awards: Edgar Award, Hampshire Book Award, Anthony Award, Shamus Award

With two of his books being made into movies, (Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief; Percy Jackson and the  Sea of monsters), Rick has gained quite a following of readers. I enjoy these books as much as my teenagers. They are fun to read, you don’t see blood, sex, or gore, and they are still exciting! Well, some blood and gore, but nothing I am concerned about my girls reading.

Quotes: If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.

People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can’t be fixed.

All serious daring starts from within. (I love this one!)

If you would like to visit his website, you can find it here: http://rickriordan.com/home.aspx

Which Rick Riordan stories have you enjoyed?