Friday, June 19, 2015

Percy Pack: What Percy Means to Me and a Special Contest

Can you believe it's been 10 years since Book 1 in The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan was published. Time flies.

I'm happy to be part of the Percy pack because of my history with the books. What does this mean? Well for the next six months, you'll occasionally see posts on Percy Jackson filled with news, re-reviews, and a cool giveaway.

I read and reviewed The Lightning Thief for a website that no longer exists. And I loved it! I remember getting a note in the mail and this shirt as thanks for reviewing. I had no idea how much I would come to cherish both. 

Shirt signed by Rick for me later
Remember that this was the original cover?

Meeting Rick
In 2009, I had the chance to finally meet Rick Riordan at a librarian event.
Rick Riordan
He was entertaining, enlightening, and charming. You check out some highlights of his presentation 
39 Clues just came out and he was willing to post for a read poster, which I created and hung in the library for years.

Rick Riordan

At the Library, we hosted a Mythology Bee program thanks to Disney-Hyperion for educational packet. The tweens at the library had a blast. We also used the Lightning Thief to launch our very successful 4th and 5th grade book club. 

Did You Know?

Available starting June 12th, visit to download a special 10th anniversary Percy Pack Activity Kit

The perfect moment to get your friends hooked on the series you love! Or if you're like me, the perfect time for a re-read. On June 15th, The Lightning Thief will be discounted to $.99 across all eBook accounts for one full week (6/15-6/22). It also includes a sneak peek chapter excerpt from Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One: The Sword of Summer.

GIVEAWAY: You can win
Celebrate the 10th Anniversary with a giveaway for your followers.
One (1) winner receives the complete Percy Jackson and the Olympians box set!
Open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion.

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Jill the OWL said...

I've read the first 3 books and I'm a huge fan! Mostly because of the number of students that love these books! They get kids reading.

Kyle said...

Wow...that was the original cover?? I'm so glad they changed it!!

holdenj said...

Yes, we're fans at my house. Loved the reintroduction to all kinds of mythology and looking forward to the Norse stories.
Enjoyed your story and how fun that you met RR!

Ashley said...

I have! I listened to them a few years ago and I was completely charmed by Percy, Annabeth, Grover, Tyson. (Let's be honest, Annabeth was the BEST.) I would love to have physical copies of such great books. Also, that box set is gorgeous.

TayteH said...

I am a big fan of Percy. I loved him since he sent Medusa's head to the Gods. :D Thank you!

Unknown said...

I have not read the entire series yet, but after the first book I am a huge fan!

alena said...

Yes, i started the saga 6 years ago, and i still in love with this characters

jpetroroy said...

Read them all, and the Lost Hero series!

Tabathia B said...

Yeah, I read all of the Percy Jackson books and the Heroes of Olympus and loved them all, but the Lost Hero a little less because I missed the Percy and Annabeth storyline. But started reading them after the first movie

Unknown said...

I have always been a huge fan! I absolutely love Percy Jackson and the Olympians as well as Heroes of Olympus! I refuse to see the movies though. Can't wait to read Magnus Chase!

skyblue527 said...

Definitely a fan! I've read all of Riordan's books so far, but I love the Greek material the best.

Unknown said...

I am definitely a fan of the books. I have read the first two, and seen the movies. I still need to finish them, and pass them to my son to read.

Unknown said...

My sister is a crazy fan that she tells me everything that has happen in the book and the author!

Jessica said...

I haven't read these books before, but they are a series I have been meaning to read! I know a lot of people love them, and I have heard a lot of good things about them! :)

Camilla said...

I've read all of the Percy Jackson books, Heroes of Olympus series included, and love them all! Huge fan of Rick Riordan's other series, The Kane Chronicles! I recommend checking them out if you love Percy Jackson!

Unknown said...

Haven't read them yet but look forward to it :)