I read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series last week, and the first book in the sequels series (The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero) this weekend. Love 'em! The problem, though, is that The Lost Hero came out not even a week before I got it, so now I have to wait until next year for the next one. Sad face. But I will soon be buying the first book in the Kane Chronicles by the same author, so I'll have another series where I'm waiting for the next book to come out. I just love fun books! As soon as I have fifty grand or so to spare, I'm definitely doing that M.Ed program in children's lit.
Maybe the best bit about the books is that they make me want to dig out my copy of Edith Hamilton's Mythology. Anything that inspires you to want to learn more (or maybe re-learn what you used to know) is pretty awesome.