It’s here . . .
The last book in the Heroes of Olympus series. I am excited, nervous and not quite sure if I should start this one yet. As soon as my calendar reminded me that today was the day, I knew I was going to the bookstore right after work. There was no waiting around for this one – I had to have it today. Now, that I have it in my hand, I am dealing with the dilemma of not wanting this particular world, this series, to end. To put it all in one statement: I don’t want to say goodbye.
You know the saying – all good things must come to an end. Well, I think I may wait around to end this world. This is the second time I have had to say goodbye to Percy Jackson and friends. The first time, when the Percy Jackson and The Olympians series ended, I was not aware that Rick Riordan was going to create another series. I was so heartbroken and sad to say goodbye to the characters. So, imagine my surprise that the second series comes out, and I am again immersed in the world of Percy Jackson, along with new characters from both camps (Roman – Camp Jupiter, Greek – Camp Half-Blood). Now, I have to say goodbye again. Sigh – saying goodbye NEVER gets easier.
On the note of endings, I found out that next month, the Naruto manga is ending. Why? Why so many goodbyes? I have been watching the anime, and am planning to read the manga. Now, I know this world is also coming to an end. I have a lot of catching up to do, but when I do come to end of this (the anime and the manga), my heart will be broken again.
I know we have all seen the below picture so many times, but it fits how I am feeling right now:
In other book related news:
*I went to my first book club last week! Of course I will write about that. You know I have to write about my new experiences! The book we read was Eleanor and Park. It was awesome! Look out for that post.
*This past weekend, I went to visit my brother in college. One of the places he took me to . . . was the library. It was so big! I was not expecting it to be that huge. We did not go on all the floors because I felt everyone was getting bored, walking around and staring at books that they probably see on a daily basis (you know, college life). I do plan to go back there and explore more.
*This Saturday, I will be at the . . . WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER! This woman-child is so excited! Yes, I called myself a woman-child and I am ok with that. Not only am I going to a theme park, but I am going to one based on Harry Potter. Yep – I am going to be child for a day.
*I am applying for a position at the library here in town, and I AM SO NERVOUS! This could be a life-changing event for me, but I am not going to get my hopes up. The best I can do is apply and see what happens. One of my co-workers said to me that you will not know if you are qualified if you do not apply at all. Well, I am applying!
That is all the news I have to share. Night time has fallen, and it is time for bed. Sorry for being out for a week – I had a lot going on (but that is still no excuse, I know. Don’t yell at me!). I will get back to my regular schedule this week. Have patience with me, puh-lease!
Until we meet again tomorrow, sleep well and have wonderful, fantastic dreams of peace and love :-)