Every week Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books (http://www.crazy-for-books.com/) hosts a blog hop. Put your link in, post a comment and you can discover a lot of great blogs. The Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week. This week's question/task: What are you reading now and why are you reading it? I shouldn't read so much at a time, but I'm reading four books right now.
I'm reading Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors, Life by Keith Richards, Girl Stolen by April Henry and Passport Through Darkness by Kimberly L. Smith. I'm reading Mad Love and Passport Through Darkness because the e-mail pitches sounded interesting. I've been reading about Keith Richards for several weeks now, it's just hard for me to get through a 600+ page book. I won Girl, Stolen on Goodreads.com. The cover of Girl, Stolen looked interested, so I was glad I won.
Note: I'm looking for takers for my What's Up Tweeps?! feature. Here is February's question:James Frey is fleecing budding writers. Frey has created a publishing company, where students co-write novels with him for as little as $500, $250 or in some cases nothing. The bulk of the work is done by the students. Frey has "some" input. This is done on the premise that book will eventually become a bestseller, and then they reap the benefits. They've already achieved that with one book, "I am Number Four." Is Frey merely trying to help or is he robbing impressionable college students blind? Email responses to firstname.lastname@example.org Entries are open until Feb. 18. Happy reading everyone!