Rockstar Rick Riordan has provided us with a lovely holiday treat. He has posted an audio recording of Chapter 1 of The Titan's Curse at his blog, Myth and Mystery.
Today, while subbing at a local jr. high library, I was talking with a seventh grade teacher about their novel units. She was less than enthusiastic about their next one, The Red Pony by Steinbeck.
Teacher: "The kids hate it."
Me: "Ummm...don't you do mythology that sixth week period?"
Me: "Have you read The Lightning Thief?"
Teacher (looking at my copy) : "Woah!"
Related news: At Thanksgiving I was telling my parents about Percy Jackson et al. while inhaling my pumpkin pie. My dad loves mysteries. He has not taken on Percy yet but he is now reading all Riordan's Tres Navarre novels.