I had been doing and teaching Reiki with my friend Sheila, when she pointed me toward several shelves in one of her bookcases – all of them about Percy (Perseus) Jackson and The Olympians, by Rick Riordan. Then she pressed Book 1, The Lightning Thief, published in 2005, into my hands. I sat down with it when I got home, and finished it in short order – with required breaks for work and food and sleep.
It is a fun book, and I am sure the entire series is great. But I don’t think I want to pick up the next one until I have most of a summer waiting on me! But then watch out – I’ll be following Perseus through every one of the gods and all of his adventures.