Friday, February 4, 2011

Book Blogger Hop: What Are You Reading?

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books. Click the logo above for more information.

This week's question:
What are you reading now and why are you reading it?

I'm reading three books right now:

The Crimes of Paris
The Crimes of Paris by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler. I entered (and won) a giveaway at Melissa's Bookshelf when she reviewed this book. It sounded fascinating, and it has definitely lived up to my expectations so far.

The Red Pyramid
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. I absolutely loved the Percy Jackson series, but I think I'm enjoying the first book in the Kane Chronicles even more thanks to my love of ancient Egyptian mythology.

The Third Lucretia
The Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Susan Runholt. I love art, mysteries and middle grade fiction so when this book arrived unsolicited, I was delighted. I expect to finish it this evening, and look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.

What are you reading now?

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  1. Oooh, all of these books look really good! Especially the Paris one.

  2. I'm enjoying all three. The Crimes of Paris frequently has me saying, "Hey, did you know..." and then reading out a passage of the book to anyone who is nearby.

  3. Good answer! The answer on my book blog is a little embarassing; it’s a book that’s been sitting on my TBR pile for a year.

    To my shame, I only opened the book because I remember it contained an Amazon gift card.

    All the sordid details on my book blog –

    Hop on over!

    Howard Sherman

  4. I was curious about the PAris book but was afraid it would be dry or something. Glad to hear it reads well. The Riordan book sounds interesting too.

  5. Thanks for hopping by. I have The Crimes of Paris on my to-read list. You look like quite the mystery buff and I'm always looking for good mysteries to read. I'm a new follower.

  6. Hopping through. New follower! The Runholt book sounds really interesting. I'll have to look it up.
    My Hop

  7. "The Crimes of Paris" sounds like something I would definitely enJOY reading.

    Returning the Book Blogger Hop post visit, thank you!

  8. My daughter (who doesn't have any particular interest in Egyptian mythology) also said she thought The Red Pyramid was better than the Percy Jackson books. I loaned her copy to one of my friends (who was facing an afternoon of kid activities with no book at hand), so I don't know when I'll get a chance to read it.

  9. I love the Hooblers! I just bought Dan Gutman's Mission Unstoppable of the Genius Files for my 13 year old grandson. I always give a book for birthdays. For myself I am reading a great new book, perfect for spring Grow the Good Life:Why a Vegetable Garden Will Make You Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise by Michele Owens.