"As flies are to wanton boys, are we to the Gods; they kill us for their sport . . ."From Rick Riordan's THE DEMIGOD DIARIES (9781423163008) 12.99
--William Shakespeare, King Lear
Whew! What a busy day! I have to admit that this Twelve Labours thing is getting out of hand. I had to clean out the Augean Stables in one day. And who knew that 1,000 immortal cattle could produce so much dung in thirty years? And don't even get me started on the smell. Ugh! So I just re-routed the Alpheus and Peneus rivers right through the stables and it washed the dung out. Before I started, I had made a bet with the king (I would get a hundred head of his cattle) that I could do this Labour in one day. He, of course, said I cheated so I had to kill the king (again!). I did put his kid in charge before I left, but I'll probably have to kill him someday, too . . .
My Bucket List (First draft)
Read Strengthfinder 2.0 (9781595620156) 24.95. I probably can't count on this demigod gig forever.
Visit Whiskey Island (9781938441097) 24.95. Les Roberts told me that a good whiskey is always better than a fine wine.
Need to find a reliable Time Keeper (9781401322786) 24.99 for the Olympic Games I just founded. I don't think Mitch Albom is the guy.
Learn to dance so I can have A Dance with Dragons (9780553801477) 35.00. Why should George R.R. Martin have all the fun?
Solve The Beautiful Mystery (9780312655464) 25.99. I'm not so good with thinking so I'll ask Odysseus to help me. He isn't doing anything anyway.
Try The Wheat Belly Diet (9781609611545) 25.99. I need to get my six-pack abs back in shape.
Find The Light Between Oceans (9781451681734) 25.00. I believe it has something to do with the Lighthouse at Alexandria.
Slay The Creature From Jekyll Island (9780912986456) 24.50. According to this Edward Griffin, this will cause a lot of trouble in the future.
Find out about The Ares Decision (9780446618786) 7.99. Apparently, this Kyle Mills is a seer for the Gods.
Go to the Heartland Fall Forum in Minneapolis on October 3-5.
Oh, and finish my Twelve Labours . . .
Odds & Sods
Unless you've been living under a rock in a GEICOTM commercial, I'm sure you've heard about the brouhaha surrounding former Navy Seal Mark Owen's new book No Easy Day (9780525953722) 26.95. In case you hadn't, the commander of U.S. Special Forces condemned the book yesterday which, of course, gave it even more publicity. We are sold out, but we are expecting a bindery shipment early next week. You might want to place a backorder to hold your place in line.
Justin Bieber's new book Justin Bieber: Just Getting Started (9780062202086) 21.99 comes out September 13. I have no idea why it's releasing on a Thursday either.
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