The Mark of Athena

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan Hardcover, 586 pages 890L Book 3 in the Heroes of Olympus series.  There was enough balance between the old characters and the new characters to keep me engaged.  I’m one of those readers who doesn’t like “sequels” with a whole new crop of characters. The Mark of Athena is … More The Mark of Athena

Book Preview: The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles #1) by Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan Hardcover, 528 pages 650L Book 1 in the Kane Chronicles The Red Pyramid was Percy Jackson and the Olympians with Egyptian gods. The reference to the Percy Jackson series was amusing (the comment was something along the lines of Manhattan has its own set of gods). It’s a typical … More Book Preview: The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles #1) by Rick Riordan

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For a group of self-proclaimed non-readers, my classes are pretty amazing this semester. They’ve effectively created a community of readers, where they can share their reading without the worry of ridicule by their classmates–they’re all in the same boat together. I allow students to check out books from my personal library, especially if that book … More Current Popular Reads