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
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