Sunday, June 29, 2008

24 Hour Read-a-thon: Hour 14

This hour
Book read: The Titan’s Curse (Book 3 of the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series) by Rick Riordan
Pages read: 71
Time spent reading: 56
Food and drink consumed: more potato chips, water

Total
Books read: Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk, I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley, The Titan’s Curse (Book 3 of the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series) by Rick Riordan
Pages read: 736
Time spent reading: 10 hours 29 minutes

This hour's mini-challenge is to learn 5 interesting facts about the place where your current book takes place. Since I just finished The Titan's Curse, I'll take a look at Mount Olympus (although in these books, Mount Olympus can be found at the 600th floor of the Empire State building in New York...)

-Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece, and it is amongst the highest mountains in all of Europe.
-Mount Olympus is noted for its very rich flora.
-Any climb to Mount Olympus starts from the town of Litochoro, which took the name City of Gods because of its location on the roots of the mountain.
-In the Iliad, Zeus says that if he willed, he could hang Earth and Sea from a pinnacle of Olympus.
-It was an abode of perfect blessedness:
"No wind ever shakes the untroubled peace of Olympus; no rain ever falls there, or snow; but the cloudless firmament stretches around it on all sides and the white glory of sunshine is diffused upon its walls" - Homer

3 comments:

Icedream said...

Did you enjoy Snuff? Chuck Palahniuk is hit or miss with me. You have got a lot of pages read, great job!

Pam said...

No, it was easily my least favorite of his books. Too predictable, and the porn star angle was too easy of an angle to take to shock the reader.

bethany said...

you are going strong still, YAY!!! Great job!!! keep-a-reading :)