When we went to Manila just before Christmas to visit my cousin who had visited the Philippines, we went to Festival Mall — a mall we frequently visit whenever we’re in that part of the country. My parent and my aunts and uncle all went to a different mall though which left my siblings and me with our cousins.
My oldest cousin asked us if we wanted to go shop on our own. At that time, I had been planning on buying an Iphone 3GS so, we (my sisters and I) figured we might as well take a look around and find a place in the mall where they sold the said smart phone.
After about a hour and a half in our quest for my Iphone, we decided to take a break and went to Power Books since you can just hang around there and read a book or two. I don’t know if that’s actually allowed but, everyone in there was doing that so~ we went with the flow, lol.
I was bored, annoyed, angry at my country for making it hard to find an Iphone, and hungry so, despite the fact that I LOVE books (that sounds nerdy, but, it’s true), I couldn’t put my heart into it and I just ended up looking through the shelves for something — I don’t even know what.
That was when I came across the first book of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I have heard of the book and even know that a movie was coming out. I remember mentally taking a note that the movie will surely be some vague rendition of the book that I was then holding.
Curiously I opened the book and for the first few pages, I was already hooked. I am a fan of light novels and just about any japanese books — I loved how they wrote the story and most of the light novels I’ve read (if not all) were all first person views of the main character, or of a supporting character. So, you can imagine my surprise when I read the first lines and saw in the book what I loved about light novels and japanese writing.
The book was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and Rick Riordan is a god among writers.
Anyways, at that point, I decided to heck with the phone (I can buy it later) and decided to get the PJO hardbound box set. And, I have to say (especially now that an Iphone is coming my way), that I did not go wrong with that decision. The PJO books were enough to turn me from my sour mood that day.
And, even months later, I am still hooked on the series that I can’t wait for Fall to come since that would be when Rick Riordan is rumored to release the second Camp Half-Blood series. I guess, my addiction is quite obvious with the fact that I had been sharing a number of PJO fanarts, one after the other. Hahaha, I guess I am like that when I am addicted to something. I’m even thinking of writing a fanfic for my fave couple in the series — Percy and Annabeth.
I am not going to enumerate the reasons why I am addicted to PJO. But, if you haven’t read the books then, you are missing out on a lot of things, my friend… and that’s saying something.