Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday's Fab Five + Book Blogger Hop

This fun meme is hosted by Froggarita's Bookcase.  Every Friday Froggarita asks five questions so we can all get to know each other better.  The only rule is that you can't use the same answer twice within your five!   Ready to play?  Leave your answers in the comments or leave us a link to your own Friday's Fab Five post.  :)

1. What new author have you discovered this year that is now on your auto buy list?
Julie Kagawa (The Iron King), Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder), and Leah Cypess (Mistwood) are all debut authors who found their way onto my auto buy list this year. 

2. What author do you have yet to read although you have most of their books in your TBR?
Diana Gabaldon.  Someday I must find time to read her Outlander series.

3. What book do you regret giving/loaning to a friend that you never got back or got back in a bad condition?
My copies of Suzanne Collins' Catching Fire and Cassandra Clare's City of Bones are in fairly poor condition after loaning them out more than once, but I'm still glad to have shared them. 

4. A favorite author that you read no matter what genre she/he writes?
I will read anything Cassandra Clare, Kristin Cashore, Tamora Pierce, or J.K. Rowling writes.

5. A favorite book you go back to time and again and won't get rid of?
Get rid of books?!  *scratches head at this strange concept*  ;-)  I am a pack rat when it comes to  books and only very rarely get rid of them.  One favorite that I return to again and again is Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice.  I have probably reread that book more times than any other (aside from much-loved picture books).

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books, and it is a terrific way to connect with other book bloggers and readers.  You can join the Hop by clicking on the image above.  This week's question is:

1. Tell us about the book you are currently reading!
I just started Y.S. Lee's The Agency: A Spy in the House this afternoon. It is the first book in her series about a young woman who works for a secret investigative agency in Victorian London. I am only two chapters into the story at this point, but I'm am enjoying it so far.  What are you reading today?

Summary from

Introducing an exciting new series! Steeped in Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this diverting mystery trails a feisty heroine as she takes on a precarious secret assignment.

Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, young orphan (and thief) Mary Quinn is surprised to be offered a singular education, instruction in fine manners — and an unusual vocation. Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls is a cover for an all-female investigative unit called The Agency, and at seventeen, Mary is about to put her training to the test. Assuming the guise of a lady’s companion, she must infiltrate a rich merchant’s home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships. But the household is full of dangerous deceptions, and there is no one to trust — or is there? Packed with action and suspense, banter and romance, and evoking the gritty backstreets of Victorian London, this breezy mystery debuts a daring young detective who lives by her wits while uncovering secrets — including those of her own past.


The Mistress of the Dark said...

Hopping on by. The Agency looks like an awesome read. I'll be adding that to my wishlist.

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I've had The Agency on my TBR for some time...Thanks for the reminder!

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

Hopping by. I'm with you on your auto-reads! I love all of the authors you listed, except I have yet to read Tamora Pierce. I will have to rectify that soon...

Have a great weekend!

danya said...

Hi, found you through the blog hop. I really enjoyed the first Agency novel and can't wait for the 2nd in the series (The Body at the Tower)! And Pride & Prejudice is one of my comfort reads too :)


Jenni Elyse said...

I really want to read The Iron King. I just need to read it.

pussreboots said...

The Agency is on my wishlist. Happy Friday from California. Pussreboots.

KIKA said...

oh how lovely! I've added this to my TBR pile, hopefully its good! Hopping on through via blog hop, happy reading!!!


Lyndsey said...

Hey, Im stopping by from the Hop and Im now a new follower.

Here's my blog!

Happy reading x

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you liked The Body Finder, that's on my TBR list. Now I'm going to move it to the top of the list!

Candace said...

The Agency sounds good!

Anonymous said...

A Spy in the House is on my wishlist. Hope you enjoy it.

Adeeva Afsheen said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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